CPEC to turn Pakistan into regional economic hub: Chairman of Senate

 

The Chairman of Pakistan¡¯s Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjarani said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will turn Pakistan into the regional economic hub when meeting with Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong on Monday afternoon.

¡°Thanks to China, Pakistan will become economic hub of the region through CPEC. The mega project provides ample opportunities for joint development. CPEC would provide vast employment and investment opportunities,¡± Sanjrani said, according to an official statement.

He said due to CPEC, the pace of construction and development in Pakistan had accelerated and Pakistan-China friendship and partnership had further strengthened.

The Chairman Senate said that CPEC has had a very positive impact on the Pakistani economy. Pakistan, he said, was also grateful to China for its assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the year 2021 was very important for the 70 years of diplomatic ties. ¡°Pakistan-China friendship is based not only at the governmental level but also at the grassroots level,¡± he further said. He said that China has always stood by Pakistan in every difficult hour and both countries had a common position on various global issues in all the major forums of the world.

¡°Timely delivery of the Covid vaccines by China saved lives. The economic cooperation between the two countries can be further enhanced and improved,¡± the Chairman Senate was quoted in the official statement as saying.

The Chinese Ambassador on the occasion said that Pakistan had always maintained a relationship of love and friendship of which ¡°We are proud.¡±

Source: China Economic Net