'Govt committed to timely complete CPEC projects'
PM directs the Interior Ministry to beef up security for Chinese workers associated with different projects in country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said all projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor will be completed within stipulated time.
He was chairing a meeting, in Islamabad on Monday, which reviewed the progress on the CPEC related projects.
He said China is a very close friend to Pakistan besides a strategic partner.
The Prime Minister directed the Interior Ministry to beef up security for the Chinese workers associated with different projects in the country.
On this occasion, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal gave a detailed briefing to the Prime Minister about the corridor projects.
The Prime Minister was also briefed by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique regarding railway projects included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Minister said that Sukkur railway station will be included in the list of projects proposed to be built under CPEC arrangements.
He also apprised the Prime Minister that local architectural heritage would be reflected in the up gradation of buildings of Narowal and other railway stations and the main building of Narowal Station would be completed within 18 months.
Regarding railway lands, Prime Minister was informed that commercial potential of the Railways land surrounding the stations will be fully utilized by building commercial plazas, shopping malls, marquees, hotels, cinemas and food streets to generate income for Railways and to contribute to the development of the local areas.
The Prime Minister directed Ministry of Railways to submit a construction and financial plan for the execution of the Islamabad-Muzaffarabad Rail link as single project, rather than two, within the shortest possible timeframe.