Islamabad (September 19, 2017): Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said that Pakistan was close to put its house in order fully.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says CPEC is a corridor of geo economic goals for better future of the people instead of geo political confrontation.
Addressing a two-day conference in Islamabad on CPEC and Security Situation in South Asia, he said that issued could not be resolved until we put our house in order.He said that Pakistan had launched Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad operations to eliminate terrorism. He added: “we are very close to put our house in order.” The minister said that ideologies of Akhand Baharat (Greater India) and hoisting flags on Red Fort in Delhi were also a challenge.
He added that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was a project between two partners. Those terming it as a new East India company were dishonest.The Minister said the CPEC would bring inclusive development in the country by ensuring extensive networks for inter connectivity and beefing up energy and infrastructure development.
He said Pakistan being at the heart of South and Central Asia, can transform into regional hub of trade activity.
Ahsan Iqbal said that CPEC was a corridor of cooperation and opportunity which will benefit the whole region.He said that countries and regions with better socio-economic indicators are less prone to conflicts.
Addressing the ceremony Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Sun Wei Dong said CPEC is an idea of forging partnerships and friendships
He said that China believed in partnership and dialogue instead of confrontation and conflict. He added that China would also work with India, Bangladesh and Myanmar on economic corridor.