ISLAMABAD: Minister of interior and Planning Ahsna Iqbal on Wednesday has said that China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) is an important step towards new global economic order which will enhance geo-strategic importance of Pakistan.
The minister said two more corridors would also be completed during the next few years based on CPEC connecting Pakistan, China and Central Asia.
One corridor would link Peshawar with Kabul and Tajikistan and the other will connect Quetta with Herat and Turkmenistan. He said these corridors would not only provide connectivity to Central Asia but also extend it to the Russian Federation.
He further said that 21st century is vast technology century adding that people are getting rid of poverty in 21st century.
“Biggest challenge right now is to make world peaceful,” he added.
He was addressing a seminar titled “Pakistan – A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics.”