ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in Senate Sherry Rehman has said that Asia is on the rise and its people “need to be the master of their own destiny by controlling their own resources and harness the economic potential of a connected continent”.
Rehman expressed these views while talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing who called on her at the Parliament House.
She said that high-level contacts and multi-sectoral cooperation between Pakistan and China “are a manifestation that both sides accord high importance to bilateral relations and desire to further deepen ties for mutual benefit”.
“The historic friendship has remained beneficial for both in economic and strategic fields while initiatives like CPEC and BRI have added further impetus to bilateral relations between the two sides,” said the senator.
The Chinese ambassador informed the Senate opposition leader about the projects initiated under CPEC and said that 14 projects under the corridor project “are able to generate seventy thousand employment opportunities for the youth of Pakistan”. He added that locals were a priority in all the CPEC projects.