Pakistan's economic future hinges upon CPEC success: PM Shehbaz Sharif

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Jun 26, 2022

KARACHI, June 26: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday afternoon that Pakistan's economic future hinges upon the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Addressing a passing out parade of 117th Midshipman and 25th Short Service Commission course at Pakistan Naval Academy here, the PM stressed that CPEC projects must be completed expeditiously in the national interest.

“Pakistan’s future is linked with CPEC. The success of CPEC is the success of Pakistan. Gwadar Port is its (CPEC’s) major project,” he maintained.

The PM mentioned that the government was committed to completing the CPEC projects at the earliest in Pakistan’s interest.

He also underlined that Pakistan was blessed with a long coastline that held vast potential which could be utilized to boost the maritime economy.

The PM further emphasized that Pakistan believed in peaceful co-existence and wanted to promote friendly relations as it did not harbour any designs against anyone.

Later, the prime minister gave away awards to the distinction holders. The prestigious Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal was awarded to Lt Syed Irtaza Haider Naqvi for his Overall Best Performance.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah also attended the passing out parade.

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