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Pakistan Observer

Published Date: May 21, 2017

Experts term CPEC game changer

Renownwd experts and anaylysts on Saturday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project would be a game changer in the context of regional geo-economic and political realities.
Renowned analyst on Contemporary Politics & International Relations Dr Saad S khan, talking to APP, said emerging opportunities with facilitation such as extensive roads, railways, ports and energy infrastructure, the project was being perceived as a game changer.
He said the CPEC was opening attractive avenues for investment emerging from economic cooperation between the two rising powers of Asia.
Veteran Economist Dr Ashfaq Hassan said the CPEC presented an unique opportunity to integrate with regional economies and become a hub of trade and manufacturing with the Gwadar Port developed as an international free port.
Dr Ashfaq said the PML-N government was paying special attention on development of different sectors, including power, gas,education,health and roads. “The People of four provinces as well as Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will also benefit from the CPEC project,” he added.
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Executive Director Dr Abid Qayyum Suleri said the historic project would also ease lives of the people and help generate prosperity.
National Parliamentary Committee on CPEC Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said the CPEC would interlink hearts, addding the implementation of this historic project would expand mutual collaboration too.
The CPEC connected Pakistan to East and West Asia had not only made the country a destination for cross-regional trade but also a channel through which the trade would be possible, he added.—APP