Pakistan will continue implementation of CPEC project: FO

June 02, 2015

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Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Zhang Xiaoqiang,Vice Chairman,National Development and Reforms Commission.  inaugurate Pak-China Economic Corridor Secretariat. — INP/File
Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Zhang Xiaoqiang,Vice Chairman,National Development and Reforms Commission. inaugurate Pak-China Economic Corridor Secretariat. — INP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has dismissed India's concerns the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project saying it will go ahead with the project which will benefit the whole region.

Zee News had quoted Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as saying, “Prime Minster Modi during his recent visit to Beijing took up the issue very firmly and spoke very strongly that the CPEC going through PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is unacceptable.”

A spokesperson for Pakistan’s Foreign Office said, Pakistan is committed to implement the project as it would benefit the entire region.

"The Corridor is a fusion of multiple developments in the global, regional, bilateral and domestic contexts. The ultimate objective is peace, prosperity and well being of the people of the two countries, the region and the world." said Minister Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal at the fourth meeting of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The 3,000-km corridor running from Pakistan's southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea to China's western Xinjiang region, was launched in April during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Islamabad despite India’s strong objections: Hindustan Times.