Ahsan wants national unity for CPEC success

Islamabad—Federal Minister for Planning and Development Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal has said that government has functionalized the Western Route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on priority basis. In an interview with official TV channel, Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal said first trade convoy traveling on western route had reached Gawadar as government completed route on priority basis and speculations of political rivals regarding non existence of western route have been died.
Terming CPEC as a great blessing of Allah Almighty for Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal said that opponent of project were trying to fail the project by using various means. He said it was our duty to make project successful because CPEC is greater than our politics.
Ahsan Iqbal said as we had shown national solidarity over nuclear program, we should demonstrate solidarity over CPEC adding that this project would make country’s economy undefeatable.
He said 650 kilometers road has been completed on priority basis and after seventy years Gawader and Quetta were linked as western route has been functionalized.
Ahsan Iqbal said this project would secure future of next generations so that Prime Minister has issued directives that project would not complete until all provinces of the county would get benefit of CPEC.
He said Prime Minister has stated that Blochistan, FATA, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir would be included in the project.
Ahsan Iqbal said Shah Noorani incident in Hub was a cowardly act against CPEC adding that it would not effect our commitment against terrorism, adding that Pakistan and China committed over the completion of CPEC project as it would bring regional prosperity.—SABAH

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