PM: (PM emphasis consensus on CPEC project)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the political leadership to adopt a consensus stance on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project for the benefit of the country.

Addressing the meeting of parliamentary leaders here on Thursday, he said the political leaders reserve the right to express their reservations which will be addressed.

He, however, said that we should move forward on national matters with one voice and united stance. This, he said, will also send a good message to China that the entire Pakistani nation is committed for the economic corridor project.

He said this mega project will be proved to be a milestone for Pakistan. He said the investment pouring in from China is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan and credit for this goes to all the political parties.

He appreciated the law enforcement agencies and the Sindh government for nabbing the culprits of terrorist attack on Ismail community in Karachi. He said the culprits should be given exemplary punishment and it will be seen as to who is behind these elements.

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal also briefed the parliamentary leaders about the different routes of CPEC project. He said this project will benefit all the provinces. He said Gwadar will be connected with Kashgar with three different routes.

He said the project is not mere the name of a road but it envisages establishment of industrial zones and power projects. Most of the power projects under the corridor will be established in Sindh. He said this project will attract more tourists to Gilgit Baltistan.