On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of the country will provide the requisite climate for Chinese industries to migrate to Pakistan.
“There are many industries that wish to relocate from China. We had yet to provide them the environment for them to relocate to Pakistan. This special economic zone is that environment that China seeks,” said the prime minister.
“China’s Premier Li has said clearly that if we provide them the environment, they will push Chinese industries to Pakistan. They will not only invest in Pakistan, but transfer technology and increase our productivity,” said the premier.
The remarks of the Premier came after performing the groundbreaking of Faisalabad’s state-of – the-art Allama Iqbal Industrial City.
The industrial city is a mega project of the Special Economic Zone of the Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, planned for housing foreign and local investors.
Earlier, as part of the Panahgah project of the government, the Premier inaugurated the first shelter home in Faisalabad.
He was followed by Usman Buzdar, governor of Punjab. The Premier visited the shelter home to review the government’s programs for homeless people and received an administration briefing.
He also had lunch in the shelter home.
PTI Minister Asad Umar, who was also at the inauguration, said both of them liked the aloo gosht in the shelter area. “It was cooked better than at the Prime Minister House,” he said.
Last week, Prime Minister Imran instructed the chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take steps in the wake of severe and harsh cold weather to provide temporary shelters and food to every citizen in their province.
“Given the extremely cold weather conditions, I have asked CMs of Punjab and KP to ensure that no person is left out without a shelter; and their administrations must take immediate action to provide temporary shelters plus food for those who cannot be accommodated in existing Panahgahs (shelter homes),” wrote the prime minister on his official Twitter account.