CPEC harbinger of prosperity for Pakistan and region: Planning Minister

Planning and Development Minister Khusro Bakhtyar says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be a harbinger of development and prosperity for Pakistan and the region.

He expressed these views while chairing the 58th Progress Review Meeting of CPEC projects in Islamabad on Friday.

Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan and representatives from Chinese enterprises and senior officials also attended the meeting. The Minister said the incumbent government, in consultation with the Government of China, has succeeded in expanding its scope to include other priority areas under its framework including socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, agricultural and industrial cooperation. The Minister reiterated that the government remains fully committed to realize the potential and opportunities under CPEC framework.

Speaking on the occasion, Chinese ambassador Yao Jing said CPEC is heading in the right direction. He added that CPEC is quite different from other Belt and Road initiatives as this flagship project manifests the longstanding friendship between the two friendly countries and will bring prosperity and progress for Pakistan. Kiani/Abid

Source: Radio Pakistan