CPEC to usher in new era of regional development: FM

Foreign minister says report of US Congress on Kashmir is very important

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ISLAMABAD
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a Tweet said that the government’s economic policies aimed at reviving the economy are beginning to reflect positively. Taking to the social networking website, the Foreign Minister said that the macroeconomic indicators of the country’s economy seemed very hopeful.
He also said that the current account surplus after four years is evidence that Pakistan is heading toward the right direction. The tweet read: PTI economic policies aimed at reviving the economy are beginning to reflect in the macroeconomic indicators. A current account surplus after 4 years is evidence that Pakistan is headed in the right direction.
Foreign Minister Qureshi has said the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will usher in a new era of progress and development in the region. Talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing here, he said that a CPEC authority has been established for timely completion of corridor related projects. He said that the special economic zones will soon be established. He said the second phase of CPEC focuses on industrialization and socio economic development.
The Foreign Minister said that Belt and Road Initiative and CPEC will improve connectivity and bring people closer together. Qureshi said that Pakistan-China friendship has become a great example of success of this era. The Foreign Minister noted that the cordiality and understanding that exists between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Imran Khan is a guarantor of development not only for the two countries but the whole region. The Chinese Envoy said Pakistan is trusted friend of China and it provides route to important regions. He said improved connectivity is the hallmark of the CPEC.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said that recent report issued by the Lantas Commission of US Congress on the situation of Occupied Kashmir is very important, which exposed that India is violating the human rights in the valley.
Addressing the fifth session of the Kashmir Cell at Foreign Office here on Thursday, he said the whole world including human rights organizations and international media are raising voice against Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.
He said they are also demanding for lifting grave curfew and restoration of human rights of under siege Kashmiris. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider, Law Minister Faroogh Naseem, Chairman Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam, Special Assistant Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, and others.

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