Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed all the ministries to further strengthen their coordination to accelerate pace of work on the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Chairing a meeting here in Islamabad on Tuesday regarding CPEC Phase II and other projects under Chinese investment in Pakistan, he made it clear that any kind of delay in the completion of CPEC Phase II will not be tolerated.

The Prime Minister ordered authorities concerned to import a significant portion of country’s import via Gawadar to make Gawadar port fully functional.

Expressing satisfaction over the Pak-China economic cooperation at the highest level in history, Shehbaz Sharif called upon relevant institutions to ensure the yielding of positive results for both the countries.

Terming China as a lasting friend of Pakistan, the Prime Minister also directed relevant authorities to ensure fool proof security of the Chinese nationals.