The meeting of the Special Committee on the Project of China-Pak Economic Corridor was adjourned due to absence of the Minister of Planning, Development and Reform, Mr. Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar who was attending a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday.
The Committee took strict notice of the Minister’s absence and unanimously decided that the meeting cannot proceed without the Minister’s presence. Convenor Committee, Senator Sherry Rehman said that CPEC is the most important project on Pakistan’s plate at this time and the attitude of the Minister depicts the level of seriousness towards this all important issue. She added that the project was at a very critical stage and that numerous questions are being raised both on national and international forums which need to be addressed.
Members present at the meeting were Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Senator Dr. Sikandar Mandhro, Senator Dr. Asad Ashraf, Senator Syed Muhammad Ali Shah Jamot, Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Swati, Senator Atta ur Rehman, Senator Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Nasir, Senator Mir Kabir Ahmed Muhammad Shahi, Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi and senior officers of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, Board of Investment (BOI) and the Power Division.