CPEC an engine of economic progress for Pakistan: FM

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that there is a complete national consensus that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an engine of economic progress and development for Pakistan.

Talking to a private TV channel, he said the Chinese also consider Pakistan’s economic stability, and this time-tested friendship will further grow irrespective of the political parties at the helms of affairs.

To a question, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the opening of Kartarpur corridor is a long-standing desire of the Sikh community living in India.

He said the endorsement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet over the Kartarpur corridor is a great diplomatic triumph for Pakistan.

He said the government wants to engage India on all forums without being oblivious to the core issue of Occupied Kashmir.

He reiterated Pakistan’s desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan and said it desired China to also play its role in resolving the issue due to its prominent position in the region.

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