ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the journey to economic progress and prosperity would continue at rapid pace and besides attracting foreign investment the government would focus on creating more jobs.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting of Joint China Commission here on Saturday.

The Prime Minister directed to immediately start work on Karachi-Lahore Motorway. He said this project is a continuation of PML-N's economic roadmap, which was started in the 90s. He said this project would generate economic activity and create more employment opportunities for the people, besides attracting investment.

He said that China, a time-tested friend of Pakistan, is taking a lot of interest in finding energy solutions for Pakistan. He said that Chinese government has committed investment worth $16 billion for hydal, thermal, wind and solar power projects in Pakistan which would be completed in next three to four years ensuring provision of cheap electricity to the people. He said he would personally supervise progress on these projects.

The meeting was attended by federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal and Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Special Assistant to PM Syed Tariq Fatemi, secretary finance and secretary planning among other senior government officials.