CPEC Gilgit Meet: Participants say India feeling isolated by project
Some 500 guests from Pakistan and China including top political and military leadership, social and economic personalities and media representatives were part of the conference in Gilgit.
Speaking on this occasion, Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal said, “CPEC Pakistan’s right answer to its enemies” and added, “even if ten forces stand against this project, they will not be able to succeed in dismantling it.
He said there were no threats to Pakistan, its system and CPEC project.
Iqbal agreed,” CPEC project will serve as a game-changer for Pakistan” and that “people and the government of Pakistan are committed to the project.”
Earlier, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeez-ur-Rehman while giving briefing local and international delegates on the project said, India was feeling isolated due to the CPEC project between two giants of Asia.
Deputy Chairman of the senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and members of the senate committee on CPEC under the supervision of Mushahid Hussain were also present at the meeting.
China and Pakistan consider CPEC a major milestone as it has the potential to change the strategic and geo-economic dynamics across the entire Eurasia.
Since the launch of the project, Gilgit-Baltistan has often been in the news as the project will pass through the picturesque province in the north to reach Chinese-operated Gwadar port in the country’s south. With a more than 3,218 kilometre route, CPEC will also connect Kashgar in China’s western Xinjiang region to Gwadar.
Analysts believe CPEC will transform the country’s frail economy and help bridge Pakistan’s power shortfalls.