Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that projects being carried out under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not only benefit Pakistan but the whole region.

Talking to newsmen at Lahore Airport before his departure to China, he said during his visit, he will hold talks with Chinese leadership on issues pertaining to cooperation in different fields.

The Chief Minister said that China has always stood by Pakistan at every difficult time.

Earlier, addressing a meeting on Khadim-e-Aala Rural Roads Programmes in Lahore Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the provincial government is acting upon a policy of balanced development of rural and urban areas of the province.

He said that one hundred fifty billion rupees will be spent on the revolutionary project during the next three years.

The Chief Minister said that the second phase of project ‘Pakian Sarkan Sokhay Paindy’ will be started next month.

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