BEIJING: Pakistan has entered industrialisation phase under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the country can rely on successful experience of China in the establishment of special economic zones. Even though in the past, Pakistan wanted to establish such zones, the attempts were not particularly successful, according to an article published by China Daily on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Pakistan already has some successful industrial clusters and estates. In Sialkot, it has a surgical goods cluster; in Gujrat, ceramics/pottery industrial cluster; in Faisalabad, readymade garments manufacturing cluster; in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, marble cluster and in the Hattar Industrial Estate (K-P), food, beverage and industrial cluster. However, this time with renewed conviction, Pakistan can rely on the successful experience of China in the establishment of special economic zones under the ambit of CPEC.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2018.