ISLAMABAD: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that new optical fiber cable has been operationalised from Khunjrab to Islamabad.
In a tweet on Sunday, Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa said that in next phase it will be laid from Islamabad to Karachi and Islamabad to Gwadar as part of digital highway plan. He said that foundation for digital revolution project is being processed in conjunction with China.
Earlier on Friday, the chairman CPEC Authority had said that the Kohala and Azad Pattan power projects would generate 8,000 jobs and an investment of $4 billion over the years. Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for the construction of these two projects as part of the CPEC project. With an investment of 1.5 billion dollars and 700.7 megawatts of electricity, the Azad Pattan project will involve no fuel import, enabling the country to move towards cheaper and greener power generation while creating local job opportunities.