ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister Minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi has said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would not be affected by the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader, while speaking to a delegation, said that the CPEC is not an agreement with Nawaz Sharif but between China and Pakistan.
He also said that the Pakistan Army would protect and safeguard the project, and there was no threat to it from anyone.
He said that the government was given an impression as if the CPEC would be in jeopardy if Nawaz Sharif was ousted. In fact, he said, the CPEC will be more transparent and reach its conclusion without them.
He also said that the real threat was not to CPEC but the government of Nawaz Sharif. Therefore, he said that Sharif was given an impression that the project would be halted without him.
Elahi has previously voiced his support behind the protest by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on 2nd November.
Punjab Police seized a truck coming from Gujrat which it claimed was carrying sticks and baton to be used in the PTI protest on 2nd November.
It has also lodged a complaint against Moonis Elahi, the son of Pervaiz Elahi and included several serious clauses against him. Eight activists of the PML-Q have also been arrested.
Chaudhry Zaheer, Secretary General PML-Q, said that they were carrying party flags and not batons for their rally.