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Load-shedding minimized thanks to CPEC: Secretary Planning

There are tons of benefits that the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) enjoys with regard to energy and infrastructure projects.

According to a report, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, said that with this mega project significant reduction in load-shedding has been witnessed.

Particularly, the industrial sector has seen much reduction in the load-shedding problem, he noted. As a result, it has helped to raise employment opportunities in the country. He made these statements while addressing a seminar titled “Accelerating Growth for Employment Generation”, which was organized by the macroeconomic section of Planning Commission.

He added that the government has launched various development program for the youth. These include Youth business Loan schemes, interest free loans schemes to poor, youth training schemes, as well as “Youth Skill Development Program” as well.


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