Pakistan has to look at its own interest regarding CPEC: FM Qureshi

China a day earlier had lashed out at the US for interfering in its ties with Pakistan


​ Our Correspondent January 23, 2020
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has to look at its own interest regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The remarks came after China lashed out at the US for interfering in its ties with Pakistan following US chief diplomat for South Asia Ambassador Alice Wells expressed her concerns on the lack of transparency in CPEC projects.

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In a strongly-worded rebuke issued by the Chinese embassy in Pakistan, Wells’ claims were described as a repeat of “negative propaganda” by the US.

“All Chinese companies joining the CPEC enjoy an international reputation,” the statement read in response to Wells’ allegation that companies blacklisted by the World Bank had been awarded CPEC contracts.

Emphasising on the on-going suppression in Indian-Occupied Kashmir, FM Qureshi stressed that the deteriorating situation will have an adverse effect on the Central-Asian economy.

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The foreign minister stressed that Pakistan will implement its policies regarding CPEC which is favourable for the country.

On the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, President Donald Trump assured Prime Minister Imran Khan that he would visit Pakistan soon.

“President Trump wants to enhance US-Pakistan bilateral relations,” FM added.

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