Islamabad, April 03, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Committee constituted by the Prime Minister regarding visit of Chinese President to Pakistan, in its meeting chaired by Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday reviewed preparations for the long awaited visit. Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal and senior officials of various ministries attended the meeting.
The Finance Minister was given detailed briefing about the responsibilities assigned to various Ministries and departments for the conduct of the visit. He was apprised about the reception plan and security arrangements besides being given an overview of the important agreements proposed to be signed during the visit. While receiving briefing about the traffic management plan, the Finance Minister said that alternate travel arrangement should be devised to avoid any inconvenience for the general public.
The Minister emphasized complete inter-ministerial coordination for finalization of all proposed Agreements / MoUs. He called for elaborate arrangements for media coverage with due focus on pre-visit publicity, highlighting the significance of this visit which is expected to herald a new era of Pak-China cooperation with CPEC projects leading the way to economic prosperity. Organizing seminar and symposia with Chinese participation were proposed to highlight the visit.
The Finance Minister and the Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal also issued instructions for chalking out impressive cultural events during the course of the visit, which they said should be truly reflective of the national heritage.
Ishaq Dar on this occasion said that the special committee was constituted to oversee the arrangements but the respective ministries and departments had their own due responsibilities to be fulfilled and they should keep active liaison among them and with the committee, updating it on the preparations.
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