Rural areas : Govt committed to improving means of communication

Khawaja Asif says aim is to bring neglected areas at par with developed parts of country

February 19, 2018
CPEC and Gwadar Port will bring revolutionary change to the country PHOTO:REUTERS

SIALKOT: The government is utilising all available resources to improve means of communications evenly in urban and rural areas of the country, said Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

Addressing the laptop distribution ceremony at Government College for Women University, he said the basic concept for improving means of communications, was to bring far-off and neglected areas at par with the developed parts of the country.

The foreign minister said the mega project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would play an instrumental role in bringing revolutionary change and usher in economic stability and prosperity, not only in the country but also in the whole region.  He was confident that Gwadar Port would emerge as the busiest port and play a dominant role in ensuring drastic economic stability and overall development of the country as well in the region.

Gwadar Port and CPEC projects would open a new vista of prosperity and development and enlarge the scope of employment opportunities for the people, he added. He added that the economic stability had become more vital at this juncture for making the country economically stable, bringing prosperity and boosting development process.

Asif said banishing of backwardness and elimination of poverty were on the top of government agenda and many steps had already been taken in this direction.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2018.

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