The Chinese government has decided to construct 58 schools and 30 hospitals in Pakistan.
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has said the country will build the schools at erstwhile Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the hospitals at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“Our forefathers belong to the region now known as the northern areas of Pakistan. Hence it is our top priority to develop these areas,” Jing said on Saturday in a seminar at Peshawar.
He underscored the need of peace and stability in the region so that Chinese firms execute dream project of linking Quetta, Chaman to Gwadar and Peshawar to Kabul and onwards to Kazakhstan through railway tracks.
Pakistan and China are working on 10 agriculture projects, Ambassador Jing said.
Jing said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would play a vital role to make the CPEC dreams come true.
Peshawar would be the gateway to the central Asia in the region and in near future the rail tracks from Karachi to Peshawar would be upgraded along with the new rail systems, he added.
He also signed a cheque of 2 million Pakistani rupees for scholarships to students.