QUETTA - The Parliamentary Committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) led by its Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed visited port town of Gwadar and inspected the route of the CPEC.

Committee on CPEC inspected three segments of the route including Tallar, Turbat and Hushab. The committee also inspected nine construction camps, where the pace of work is fast progressing at a rate of construction of road of 1.5 kilometre of roads per day.

Speaking to media on the occasion, Senator Mushahid Hussain said the CPEC was a corridor which had become a vital factor of uniting the Federation of Pakistan with a focus on progress and prosperity of the smaller provinces, particularly Balochistan and KP, with a focus on less-developed regions.

He praised the FWO and NHA for their work in these areas, and said CPEC had opened new opportunities for development of remote areas of Pakistan through road connectivity.

Senator Mushahid Hussain said the CPEC was above any political party, province, person or government, as it was a strategic national project which would give priority to promoting development of the less-developed regions of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, while also benefiting Sindh, Punjab, Fata and Azad Kashmir.

The Parliamentary Committee on CPEC delegation included Lt-Gen (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Rana Afzal, Sardar Fateh Muhammed Hasnie, Senator Baz Muhammed Khan, Imran Leghari, Ghous Bux Mehar, Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, Senator Lt-Gen (r) Salahuddin Tirmzi and Shahji Gul Afridi, as well as Khalid Mahmood, Joint Secretary of National Assembly.