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‘Govt firm to resolve current political crisis’

* PM chairs meeting to finalise preparations of upcoming 3rd meeting of Joint China Commission


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday went ahead with official business at the PM House telling participants he did not want to waste nation’s time at this crucial juncture when Pakistan badly need economic uplift.
He said his aides the government was fully committed to resolve the challenges confronting by the country through political consultations with stakeholders.
He reportedly expressed his deep concern the way the twin sit-ins at the Constitution Avenue had cost a heavy loss to the national economy and vowed to continue with his utmost efforts to overcome this jolt through hard work and devotion.
Sharif chaired a meeting, which finalised preparations of the upcoming 3rd meeting of the Joint China Commission (JCC) at the PM’s House.
Meeting reviewed the agenda of the 3rd JCC meeting scheduled to take place in Beijing this week, in which the Pakistani delegation would comprise Federal Minister for Planning and Chief Ministers of Punjab and Balochistan among senior government officials. 
Nawaz was informed the meeting would focus on infrastructure development and energy related projects.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Ministers for Finance Ishaq Dar, Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif besides special assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, secretaries Water and Power and Planning and chairman National Highways Authority attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed progress on the decisions taken in the previous preparatory meeting that took place last week.
Nawaz appreciated his energy and economic teams on obtaining approval of the Chinese government for putting power projects having generation capacity of 10,400 megawatts on first priority list in the Joint Working Group meeting held earlier this month and emphasised steps should be taken to ensure their timely completion.
Appreciating Chinese support for Pakistan, he said China remained our time-tested friend and has always been there to assist us in meeting our needs. The meeting reviewed progress on the decisions taken in the previous preparatory meeting that took place last week.

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