LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry welcomed the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa’s pledge to make China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) successful.
In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan said that Government’s and Military’s commitment to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given a obvious message to the anti-Pakistan elements and made it clear that no conspiracy against this project would be tolerated.
“Government and Military deserve appreciation for safeguarding the interests of Pakistan and for laying a new foundation of progress and prosperity in the country”, the LCCI office-bearers added and said that not only Pakistan but the whole region will benefit from CPEC. They said that timely completion of CPEC will start a new era of development and prosperity in the country.
They said that CPEC is now not only a game changer. It is changing the world order as those are countries are wishing to be part of it whom with Pakistan has just formal relations.
The LCCI office-bearers said that timely completion of CPEC will begin a new era of development in all provinces of the country. They said that this project will also help country get rid of the energy crisis.
They said that CPEC is truly a herald of economic development, peace and prosperity in the region, they said, adding that unlike some other countries of South Asia, Pakistan believes in focusing its energies on peace and inclusiveness, rather than divisive competition. He was apparently referring to India which publicly opposes the multibillion-dollar project.
The LCCI office-bearers said the Chinese investment in various fields including energy, infrastructure, Gwadar port and special economic zones, can lay the foundation of a fast-developing Pakistan if the opportunity was optimally utilized.
“We take immense pride in our relationship with China that has always remained on an ascending trajectory and now encompasses almost every sphere of our life. The lasting imprint of this brotherly partnership is visible in state-to-state, military-to-military, business-to-business and people-to-people contacts,” they said.