10:16 GMT02 December 2020
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    Pakistan has laid out a red-carpet for Chinese investment in the country, which according to some estimates is worth $62 billion as of 2020. Several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure projects are being executed in the South Asian country, including a transport network, energy projects and special economic zones.

    Pakistan's sole subway line has begun commercial services in its second-biggest city Lahore, home to more than 11 million people.

    The Orange Line, a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, was constructed by China State Railway Group and China North Industries Corporation and operated by Guangzhou Metro Group, Norinco International and Daewoo Pakistan Bus Service.

    Constructed at an estimated cost of $1.6 billion, the 27-kilometre, partly-underground urban commuter rail line was completed in five years. It has 26 stations including 24 elevated and two underground and has a capacity to carry 250,000 passengers daily.

    ​The infrastructure project in Pakistan,under China’s Belt and Road programme was launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013. A former top aide of Pakistan's Prime Minister, retired Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, is part of a panel that manages the CPEC project.



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