Pakistan-China Relations Steering Committee holds first meeting, scope and rationale discussed
by Shafqat Ali
ISLAMABAD, July 3 (Gwadar Pro)— The first meeting of the newly formed Pakistan-China Relations Steering Committee (PCRSC) was held here on Friday afternoon to discuss the committee’s scope and rationale.
The committee was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives，Asad Umar, according to an official statement.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently constituted Pak-China Relations Steering Committee to give further impetus to implementation of projects and initiatives involving the Pakistan-China collaboration.
The establishment of this high-level forum reflects the special status of the Pakistan-China relationships in the PM’s vision.
The meeting overhauled the committee’s modus operandi and Terms of References (TORs) 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, Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, and Chairman Gwadar Development Authority.