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Thousands of jobs to be created due to the Chinese investment: Shahbaz Sharif

22 April, 2015

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said that that tens of thousands of jobs would be created due to the Chinese investment.

The Chinese president's announcements have laid the foundation of a bright economic future for Pakistan.

Talking to reporters in Islamabad after signing of several agreements, he said that work would be carried out round-the-clock on the projects while the agreements finalised would be implemented speedily.

He said that the speech of Chinese president has given a new courage and hope to the Pakistanis. He said that the coming years would be an era of economic development and prosperity for Pakistan. He said that the Pakistanis would have more joys under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Talking to the heads of government and private sector companies associated with energy, infrastructure, transport and mining, Shahbaz said that due to the historic visit of the Chinese president, a new history of friendship is being written and a new dimension has been given to the unprecedented relations between the two countries. He said that the visit would write a new chapter of progress and prosperity. He said that the visit is a historic event for the people of Pakistan and the day would always be remembered in the country's history.

A delegation led by Power China Company chairman which constructed the biggest dam of the world met Shahbaz. It was agreed in the meeting to increase cooperation for the projects of power generation from water resources. The CM said that electricity would be generated from water reserves in Punjab with the cooperation of China. He said that China is making investment of billions of dollars in energy sector in Pakistan and the world has seen that those who were declaring investment in energy sector as loan were misleading. He said that the visit would prove to be a game-changer in economic and trade sectors.

A delegation of China Railways and Noranco International also met Shahbaz and discussed Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project.

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that Lahore Orange Line Metro Train is a glorious project, which would prove to be starting point of the latest transport system in Pakistan. He said speedy, comfortable and economical travelling facility would be available to the citizens. He said that the project is a gift of the Chinese president and PM for the Pakistanis. He said that a new era of progress and development in Pakistan would start as a result of economic package of China. Shahbaz said that he is monitoring the projects in Punjab and standard and transparency would be ensured besides the projects will be implemented speedily.

A delegation led by China Machinery Engineering Cooperation chairman also met the CM and discussed cooperation in energy and mining sectors.

Shahbaz said that the visit of Chinese president would prove to be a milestone in the process of progress and development in Pakistan. He said that China has offered its cooperation at a time when Pakistan is facing worst energy crisis. He said that the leadership of China realized the problems of Pakistani people. He said that China has a number of opportunities of investment in different countries of the world but it has chosen Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and its people could never forget the exemplary cooperation of China.

Separately, Shahbaz has sought report from Leyyah administration over beating up of a student by a teacher in Kachiwala.

Meanwhile, the CM has taken notice of burning to death of a brick kiln worker in Jhelum and sought a report from the DPO.

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