New Pak PM Abbasi vows to implement so called ‘CPEC’ on time
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Aug-2017

Islamabad, August 5: New Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sworn to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project that poses security challenges for India.

The Pakistan Prime Minister added that he would personally supervise the progress of all related topics. With this, Abbasi has cleared the air of doubt regarding future of the project following the recent political power shuffle in the country.

During the meeting, the prime minister directed for timely completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and power projects in order to end load shedding.

"We will continue our fight against terrorism for restoration of peace in the region and globally," he resolved at the meeting.

He also said the ministers will be bound to inform the PM Office before leaving the country.

He said that he had authorised the cabinet members to make decisions in their respective domains and now he wanted them to deliver.

Earlier on Friday, Abbasi's 43-member cabinet was sworn-in by President Mamnoon Hussain. The oath-taking ceremony took place at the Presidency and was attended by PML-N members and senior government officials, as well as people from other walks of life.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from office on Friday for not being honest and concealing assets. The probe against him began after his children were named in the leaked so-called Panama papers for owning off-shore accounts and properties.