Road projects linking Pakistan, Tajikistan approved

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan and Tajikistan yesterday agreed to execute a number of road projects connecting both the countries with main aim to link Dushamnbay with Gawadar.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif held meeting with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at the Governor House Murree where they were given a detailed briefing by Chairman National Highway Authority Shahid Ashraf Tarar on various options of connectivity between the two countries.
Different infrastructure projects were presented showing options of connectivity between Pakistan and Tajikistan, informed the Prime Minister’s House spokesperson.
Both the leaders gave in-principle approval to different road projects connecting Pakistan and Tajikistan. Approval was given to Gawadar-Peshawar-Kabul-Kunduz-Dushamnbay route and Khunjrab-Kalasu-Murghab route and Chitral-Eshkhahim-Dushanbe route.  
Presentation was also given on issues relating to regional security to the President by SAPM Tariq Fatemi.
The prime minister said that regional connectivity with Tajikistan and CPEC projects would transform the economic outlook for the entire region. He added that CPEC and connectivity projects with Tajikistan will prove to be game changer for the whole region.
The President appreciated the ongoing infrastructure projects of Pakistan and extended complete support for implementation of the proposed projects. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Advisor to PM Sartaj Aziz were also present on the occasion.

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