Hafeez for timely completion of Attaabad lake, re-alignment of KKH

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh directed here on Monday  that the programme  of lowering water in Attaabad lake and re-alignment of different sections of Karakoram Highway (KKH) projects  shouldbe completed on time.The minister while presiding over a meeting  discussed various financial  issues being faced by FWO, NHA and other  departments about these projects.The meeting was informed that the cost of lowering of water in Attaabad lake is about Rs.660 million.

Currently Attabad lake and damaged road network of KKH are the major obstacles for the trade between Pakistan and China.The completion of the  projects are very important for utilising the trade and energy potential of Gilgit Baltistan.Secretary communication, Director General FWO, Secretary Finance,Secretary Planning, Secretary Economic Affairs and other officials of concerned ministries attending the meeting. – APP