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ANP expresses serious concerns over government’s steps for CPEC

ANP has expressed serious reservations over the steps being taken by the Pakistani government with regards to the China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor.

The Awami National Party has raised questions and demanded that the governmental steps being taken for the China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor are not according to the provisions decided in the All Parties Conference in May 2014.

As many as five points were raised by the Awami National Party, in which they stated that Asfandyar Wali Khan had suggested the building of a connecting road from Bajaur to South Waziristan, which run throughout FATA. However, no report was issued which shed light on the above-mentioned matter or any other development projects for FATA.

Another point of concern for the Awami National Party (ANP) was that according to them, the government had not taken on-board the real representatives of Balochistan. The party said that it was of the view that as the inhabitants of Balochistan, Balochis had the right to benefits from Gawadar Port since they were the real stakeholders of the deep sea port.

The party also said that issues pertaining to the CPEC should have been discussed in forums and platforms such as the Council of Common Interest (CCI) however that had not occurred. Lastly, they also stated that the government had not provided an adequate level of transparency with regards to the financial as well as energy and industrial provisions for the CPEC.

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