ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday while calling the strategically located Gwadar Port the guarantor of Pakistan’s future prosperity, directed the authorities concerned to ensure early completion of all its allied projects.

Chairing a meeting to discuss the matters pertaining to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, the prime minister lauded the ministry’s performance and emphasized the inter-ministerial coordination for timely execution of the ongoing and future projects.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, Communications Minister Murad Saeed, Industries Minister Hammad Azhar, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Haider Zaidi, advisors Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Abdul Razzak Dawood, special assistants Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa (Retd) and Shahbaz Gill, Board of Investment Chairman Atif Bukhari and senior officers attended the meeting. The prime minister said besides setting their priorities, the timeline of the development projects must also be defined.—APP