“Reservations over CPEC are with federal govt”, says Imran
SWABI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that China-Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC) project will change the fate of the future generations of Pakistan.
Imran, while addressing a rally, said their reservations over CPEC are not with the Chinese but the federal government who has denied the due share of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the project.
“China has always been a friend of Pakistan, and has always stood by us in difficult times,” he said.
He said that the chief ministers of Sindh and Balochistan should demand their due right as injustice breeds resistance. “It is responsibility of the federal government to give right to smaller provinces,” he said.
Imran Khan stressed CPEC is an excellent opportunity for Pakistan to develop its less-privileged aread, as it is not a road infrastructure but an economic zone and will also alleviate poverty and provide economic opportunities.
He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cannot be trusted as he does not keep to his word, and treat CPEC as their personal deal and concealed information and agreements made about it.
“If I was in the place of Nawaz Sharif then I would have thought more about the poverty-stricken areas of Pakistan,” he said.
He decried that the government of Nawaz Sharif has destroyed all institutions, and the people like Asif Zardari are coming to save him but no one will do justice to the people.
He vowed to never give up on the battle against corruption as it is the quicksand which is swallowing us.
Imran Khan also paid tribute to Quaid-e-Azam and said he is revered due to his exceptional character and speaking up for justice in his extensive forty years struggle.
He also felicitated the Christian community on the occasion of Christmas stating that it is our responsibility to safeguard the rights of minorities.