“Our strategic location and CPEC willpave the way for industrialisation,” he said while addressing a ceremony held to inaugurate Rashakai Economic Zone on Monday. Prime Minister Khan said the government’s priority was to provide jobs to locals by promoting industrialisation under CPEC. He also congratulated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan for the agreement which, he said, would prove to be a major milestone not only for the province but for the entire country. Says jobs to be provided to locals at their doorsteps He said out of four industrial zones to be set up under CPEC, Rashakai was prioritised to encourage growth of industries and spur job opportunities for people at their doorsteps.
A United Nations survey had indicated that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was leading efforts in reducing poverty, he said, adding that people oft en travelled abroad or to other parts of the country to earn their livelihoods, leaving their families behind. “My government is interested in providing job opportunities to locals at their doorsteps,” he added. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, ministers, members of National Development and Reforms Commis sion, China, and CPEC Authority as well as other relevant officials were present at the ceremony.