The first meeting of the newly formed Pak-China Relations Steering Committee was held today on Friday in Islamabad, chaired by the Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar to discuss the committee’s scope and rationale.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently constituted Pak-China Relations Steering Committee to give further impetus to the implementation of projects and initiatives involving Pak-China collaboration. The establishment of this high-level forum reflects the special status of the Pak-China relationships in the PM’s vision 

The meeting went over the committee’s modus operandi and terms of reference in detail, and it also solicited suggestions on how to make the committee more effective and efficient in order to further deepen Pakistan-China relations.

The 15-member Steering Committee includes Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Secretary Planning, Secretary Foreign, Secretary Interior, Secretary Railways, Secretary Power, Secretary Finance, National Security Adviser, CPEC Authority chairman, and Gwadar Development Authority chairman. Other members of the committee are the Director-General of the Joint Staff Headquarters, Chief of General Staff, Director General Military Operations, Chief of Staff Naval Headquarters, and Director General Intelligence.

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