Rafique urges political parties to refrain from criticizing CPEC

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Monday urged political parties to refrain from criticizing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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Lashing out at political leaders seeking a greater part in CPEC, he said: “If everyone expects roads to pass through their areas, we will never be able to complete this project.”

“CPEC is a harbinger of hope for Pakistan. However, many countries, including some of our neighbours, are working against it.” he added.

“Our enemies don’t want Pakistan to progress and stand on its feet because it has the potential to be among the wealthiest countries.”

During his speech, he also criticized PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, suggesting that he look back on his party’s political history and learn something from it.

“The PPP should show some performance instead of raising political slogans,” he said, adding that the 2018 elections will be fought based solely on performance.

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