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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the government believes in resolving all national issues through consensus.

He was addressing a meeting of parliamentary leaders in Islamabad on Wednesday to take them into confidence over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

He said consultation is spirit of democracy and we have always taken the parliament into confidence on all important national issues, including economy, security, and terrorism.

The Prime Minister said those elements which create hurdles in the development of the country are scared of the economic corridor. He said the project will benefit all areas of the country.

On this occasion, the political leaders offered Fateha for the victims of Karachi Bus incident.

In his presentation, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal said the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is aimed at ensuring equal development of all parts of the country under a long-term programme which will be completed in 2030.

He said four working groups have been established in the fields of energy, infrastructure, development of Gwadar Port and improvement of transportation. He said both the countries have also agreed to form fifth working group on industrial parks and economic zones.

He said a number of projects with particular focus on energy will be completed under short, medium and long-term plan to ensure rapid and sustainable development of the country.

Planning Minister said special emphasis will be laid on the development of Gwadar Deep Sea port and international airport and establishment of road and rail link of Gwadar with the rest of the country and China.


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