Ahsan Iqbal offers regional countries to join CPEC


Islamabad, Jan. 4 (TNS): Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that any country can join China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to ensure peace and development in the region.

He was speaking at the launching ceremony of CPEC Quarterly Magazine and website of the CPEC Centre of Excellence in Islamabad.

The Minister said no one should consider the Corridor as a security project. He said together we can bring change in the lives of people in this part of the world where there is still extreme poverty.

Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is a vision of achieving better quality of life to people of the region who have paid a heavy price of conflicts in the last several decades. He said these conflicts denied us opportunity to exploit full potential of the region.