'Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is the key to Central Asia'

Mahmood congratulates people, govt of China on their national day


Our Correspondent October 02, 2018
CM Mahmood Khan. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

PESHAWAR: With the province sporting established routes to Afghanistan and onwards to Central Asia, it naturally offered the best and the most feasible routes for a multibillion-dollar trade China- backed corridor.

This was stated by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while addressing an event to mark the 69th annual celebrations of the Peoples Republic of China in Peshawar. He added that the strategic location of the province is central to the connectivity and overall prosperity of the whole region as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Mahmood congratulated the people and the government of China on their national day on behalf of the people of the province.

“From any angle, it is a time-tested [friendship] and matches the ground realities; from any aspect, it is best option to create opportunities for the wellbeing of our respective people on mutual interest basis and it is also being acknowledged by our people on the same lines. This reality in itself bears great advantage,” he added.

Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing indicated his interest in seven energy projects in the province as independent power produces (IPP).

Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2018.

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