LAHORE: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has provided Pakistan and India an opportunity to get rid of their `bitter past’ and start afresh, said Pak-India Business Council (PIBC) Chairman Noor Muhammad Kasuri on Monday.
“CPEC is an opportunity of progress and prosperity for the whole region and it is up to the political leadership of various countries in the region how much benefit they want to avail from it,” he said. Kasuri urged both countries to end the hostile environment for ensuring development and prosperity in the region.
“Hostile environment is among the biggest hurdles facing progress of the region and common people,” he said. Kasuri added that both countries would have to open doors of dialogues and cooperation with each other to find solutions to their issues.
The PIBC chairman said that South Asian countries were facing challenges of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, hunger, disease and terror.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2017.