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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with its wide portfolio of projects in energy, roads networks, railways and many other sectors offers huge opportunities of investment and employment in the country. Sharif made the remarks during his meeting with leading businessmen at Governor House here. During the meeting, the prime minister said Pakistan has now achieved macro-economic stability and is focusing on achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive growth. GDP was recorded at 4.7 per cent in 2016, which is an eight-year high. "The CPEC with its wide portfolio of projects in energy, roads networks, railways and many other sectors; offers huge opportunities of investment and employment," he said, adding that his government was also improving energy mix to ensure availability of clean and affordable energy to the masses. Referring to investment policies, Sharif said Pakistan has improved its ranking by 4 points on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Index. "We have identified potential sites along CPEC routes for establishment of Special Economic Zones that would offer tremendous business opportunities," he added.
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