Quetta: Caretaker Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan, Alla ud Din Marri said that Balochistan Government had some reservations on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which have been removed by Chinese Consul General in Karachi Wang Yu, on Wednesday.
CM Balochistan made this comment during a seminar held in Quetta on CPEC jointly by Government of Balochistan and Balochistan Economic Forum (BEF).
CPEC is the Pakistani component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which comprises $60bn worth of projects relating to Infrastructure, Energy, Industrial Zones and Gwadar Port.
Addressing the media after the seminar, CM Marri said that the Balochistan government will provide full security to all Chinese personnel working on CPEC projects in Balochistan. “We want to establish industrial estates in every zone of Balochistan to provide livelihood to people,” said Marri.
Chinese Consul General Wang Yu said that Pakistan and China have centuries-old relations which will flourish with the passage of time. “We will invest in electricity and energy projects in Balochistan,” Wang Yu assured the participants of the seminar.
Sardar Shokat Popalzai, President of BEF, claimed that China has done a huge favor to people of Balochistan by starting CPEC from Balochistan. “Chinese government believes that CPEC projects can be successful if they and Government of Balochistan work together,” added Popolzai.
Former CM Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo had claimed that Balochistan was not even getting 1% of the CPEC projects.
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