Pakistan dismisses India's concerns over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Responding to Sushma Swaraj's statement, FO says the $46 billion project will benefit the entire region


Our Correspondent June 02, 2015
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ISLAMABAD: Dismissing India’s concerns over the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, Pakistan said that the $46 billion project will prove to be beneficial for the entire region.

The Foreign Office has responded to the Indian Minister’s statement strongly, stating that Pakistan is committed to the project as it will benefit the entire region.

On May 31, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “very strongly” raised the issue regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his recent visit to Beijing, and termed the project “unacceptable”.

Read: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor 'unacceptable', Modi tells China

“Prime minster during his visit took up the issue very firmly and spoke very strongly that the CPEC going through PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is unacceptable,” Swaraj said at a press conference.

PHOTO: DEFENCE.PK

Read:Pakistan-China Economic Corridor: a cost-benefit analysis

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had forewarned about possible backlash from local and international bodies, but he said that this project is very significant for a prosperous Pakistan.

Read:India raises objections over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The Pakistan-China Economic Corridor was announced in April this year during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan.

COMMENTS (30)

Rubbish! | 6 years ago | Reply @wajahat hussain: Smart man! You definitely should get as much benefit as other provinces are getting for getting this rout goes through their land. As a matter of fact you can ask China to take this route through Tajikistan and Chitral of KPK instead. Those areas are really left behind in this process. I am surprised too, why all are fighting to have this trade route goes through their areas including you India.
wajahat hussain | 6 years ago | Reply we are belong to Gilgit Baltistan,Gilgit Baltistan is our motherland and we condemn this china, Pakistan economic corridor,because GB is not part of Pakistan its disputable area ,we want to take interest from china and Pakistan with equality. . .
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