ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan on Friday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the road to economic development and prosperity; not only for Pakistan and China but also for the whole region.
“It will bring economic opportunities for different countries in the region,” he said while speaking as chief guest at the seminar ‘Belt and Road Initiative and Regional Development’ jointly organized by Preston University and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies in Islamabad.
The minister spoke at length on the positive role that the CPEC will play towards the strengthening of Pakistan’s economy and added that the energy projects under the CPEC would specially boost economic activities.
He said Pakistan had rendered countless sacrifices in the war on terror and waged a valiant struggle to eliminate the scourge of militancy. Pakistan’s sacrifices should never be forgotten. Pakistan he said aimed for a great future for the whole region.
Rana Afzal also on the occasion gave away souvenirs among participants and organizers of the seminar.
Earlier professionals and experts from different institutions gave detailed presentations on the significance of ‘Belt and Road Initiative and Regional Development’.