The minister, addressing a press conference this noon, said some countries were in stark opposition to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
China and Pakistan had announced a plan for energy and infrastructure projects in April 2015 worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.
The plan, which would eclipse U.S. spending in Pakistan over the last decade or so, is part of China’s aim to forge “Silk Road” land and sea ties to markets in the Middle East and Europe.
Regarding another burning issue of ID cards re-verification, the minister reiterated that stern action would be taken against those possessing fake computerized national identity cards (CNICs).
“Is it illegal to verify CNICs for the sake of national interest,” asked the minister.
He rejected criticism over re-verification of ID cards from certain quarters, asking whether people were queued up that government was being criticized for.
The government, he said, completed verification of mobile SIMs within the stipulated time. He said a modern technology was also being utilized in fight against terrorism.