First phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be
completed by 2018..Ahsan Iqbal
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform
Ahsan Iqbal stated, “First phase of China-Pakistan Economic
Corridor (CPEC) will be completed by 2018. The production of 10,000
MGW of energy under CPEC would help to overcome the energy crisis
by 2018 as well as upgrade the existing road network of the country
especially western route through construction of missing links on
it will provide a safest and shortest passage of cargo from Gwadar
Seaport to upcountry for their onward movement to China’s western
provinces, he stated in a statement on CPEC.
Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan and China are working closely and
wholeheartedly to implement CPEC projects in speediest manner. Both
sides are in constant touch through forums under CPEC framework and
are moving ahead smoothly and promptly to complete CPEC projects.
Minister Planning & Development said that both sides realized the
importance of CPEC for their own interests and for the benefit of
whole the region to integrate it economically for social and
economic uplift three billion people of the region.
Ahsan Iqbal said that there is unanimity in file and ranks of
Pakistani society that CPEC is a historical opportunity for
sustained economic development and inclusive prosperity of the
country and we must capitalize on it through a united approach.
Pakistan political leadership, civilian government and military
leadership, time and again, demonstrated their commitment to
completion of CPEC. “They are all on the same page for a bigger
national cause,” Ahsan Iqbal stated and added that declarations of
two All Parties Conferences (APCs) on CPEC bear testimony to this