CPEC development will open new avenues for whole region: says Dastagir


Islamabad, Sept 20 (TNS): Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir says CPEC development will open fresh avenues of cooperation among regional actors.

He was addressing the concluding ceremony of two-day conference titled ‘changing security situation in South Asia and development of CPEC’ in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Minister said with one-fourth of world population and more than two-fifth of the poor, South Asia is simultaneously the fastest growing region in the world as well as with least regional economic cooperation.

He said relations between Pakistan and India are marked by historical animosity.

Khurram Dastgir said Pakistan has always demonstrated sincere endeavours to solve Kashmir issue but India has been shying away from facing reality of Kashmir.