The USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is fully funded by Beijing under the multi-billion One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
The CPEC is a collection of infrastructure and other projects under construction throughout Pakistan since 2013.
The global outbreak of the coronavirus has impacted Pakistan too though Islamabad managed to contain its spread.
The CPEC, CPEC connecting China's resource-rich Xinjiang province with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan, is regarded as the flagship project of the multi-billion BRI.
The approval by the key government body has set the stage for the final negotiations with China for financing the project and talks with IMF to address its concern over a big loan from Beijing.
Nazar, who calls himself a freedom fighter of Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) demanded an independent Balochistan.