Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that it was his personal interest and commitment to build economic zones, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
While speaking to the media on Wednesday during a visit to Rashakai Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a flagship project under CPEC, the prime minister said that Pakistan could send its delegation from Rashakai to China through which Chinese investors could be attracted.
Under the Rashakai SEZ project, 1,000 acres have been developed by the China Road and Bridge Cooperation in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Economic Zones Development Company.
The premier said that Pakistan liked to engage Chinese companies to get the expertise and experience to manage its own economic zones.
While giving an interview to the Chinese media, the premier said that Pakistan and China were iron brothers and both countries were successfully moving towards the second phase of CPEC.
PM Shehbaz also said that the labour from Pakistan, including semi-skilled, was relatively cheaper and through the manageable labour and investment, both the countries could make good products and sell them in the international market.
He also said that in the first phase of CPEC, the road and energy projects had been completed and through these projects, Pakistan and China had a new phase of people-to-people contact.
He also said that in the last four years, CPEC had gone through some hiccups but now everything was back on track.