Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

CPEC project will be completed at all costs despite impediments being created in its way by certain elements: Qureshi

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has categorically stated that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will be completed at all costs despite impediments being created in its way by certain elements.

He was responding to the points of Opposition Members in the National Assembly on Monday who raised concerns on the recent attack on a hotel in Gwadar.

The Foreign Minister said that the enemies of Pakistan who want to stoke instability in the country will be defeated and the country will be put on the path of economic development.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciated Pakistan Army for timely responding to the attack on the Gwadar hotel and eliminating the terrorists there. He also hailed the sacrifice rendered by the Security guard there in the line of duty. He said we are mindful of the security of CPEC related projects and that is why a special division was established for their protection.

The Foreign Minister said there is complete national consensus on the mega corridor project and the entire nation and the parliament will foil any conspiracy of the enemy against it. He said the completion of CPEC will increase Pakistan’s regional connectivity and open new vista of cooperation with the central Asian states. He said the CPEC will also help make this region an energy corridor and bring economic prosperity.

About the creation of South Punjab Province, the Foreign Minister invited the opposition parties to sit with the government for find ways to address the sense of deprivation of people of South Punjab.

Responding to a point of Abdul Wasay about the security of JUI (F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the Foreign Minister said security of the JUI (F) chief has not been withdrawn but rationalized.  He said we cannot provide security of twenty vehicles to any one individual.