Khursheed Shah demands govt to address reservations over economic corridor


ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah on Friday has written a letter to the Prime Minister (PM) to address regarding stake holders’ reservations over China Pakistan economic Corridor (CPEC).


Shah said that if the corridor would benefit one province more than others, it would add problems to the historic agreement between the neighbours.

The NA Opposition Leader has termed the CPEC a ‘lifetime opportunity’ for Pakistan. He has warned Nawaz Sharif of negative outcomes of unequal benefit distribution among the provinces.

The letter also states that Sindh is getting neglected ‘on purpose’. He has demanded the premier of making efforts for benefit of the entire country with the massive investment that China is making.

Reservations of all the stake holders must be addressed, Shah wrote.

On the other hand, the opposition has walked out of the Senate today against government’s irresponsible attitude. The protesters had expected a answer from the government regarding their reservations.

Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party’s (PkMAP) Usman Khan Kakkar said that not one project has been announced on the western route of the corridor.

CPEC is a project that aims at connecting Pakistan s Gwadar to China s Xinjiang with a number of highways and routes. The project will boost trade with China like nothing before. The corridor aspires to be a strategic gamechanger in the region while reports suggest it is the biggest foreign investment by China till date.

China is investing at least USD 46 billion though the corridor.