Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Tajikistan president approved the Chitral-Ishkashim-Dushanbe route and other connectivity projects
Both the leaders gave in principle approval of different road projects connecting Pakistan and Tajikistan including Gwadar-Peshawar-Kabul-Kunduz-Dushanbe route, Khunjerab-Kalasu-Murghab route and Chitral-Ishkashim-Dushanbe route.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said regional connectivity with Tajikistan and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects would transform the economic outlook of the entire region. The Tajik president lauded the infrastructure projects in progress in Pakistan and extended complete support for implementation of the proposed projects. During the meeting, the two leaders were also briefed on CASA-1000, a project of regional energy cooperation among Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan and road connectivity.
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the Tajik president that Pakistan was looking forward to the early completion of CASA-1000 project, which will enable Pakistan to import 1,000MW of electricity to meet its energy requirements. Pakistan and Tajikistan on Thursday agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of energy, defence and trade and vowed to improve connectivity to deepen bilateral ties.
The premier and Tajik president witnessed the signing of seven agreements dealing with cooperation in energy, industrial sectors, extradition, establishment of a joint business council, and collaboration in science and technology and geology.–Dawn