CPEC to play key role in strengthening Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif

profile picture

LAHORE, Nov 13 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated Pakistani nation on historic occasion of departure of first trade convoy from Gwadar Port under Pakistan China Economic Corridor.
According to a handout issued here on Sunday, he said that with the departure of first trade fleet from Gwadar Port, another milestone of historic Pak China friendship had been achieved and today the dream of
game changer Pakistan China Economic Corridor has been materialized.
The Chief Minister congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping,
Prime Minister Li Keqiang, leadership of Communist Party of China and
people of China on this historic occasion and said that departure of
trade ships from Gwadar port was another living example of Pak China friendship and Pakistani nation was thankful for commendable
cooperation of China.
People of Pakistan could never forget Chinese cooperation in this regard, he added.
He said that work was being carried out speedily on projects
throughout the country including Punjab under CPEC and this historic investment package of China would result in further promotion of
Pak China cooperation.
Shehbaz Sharif said that not only Pakistan but also other countries
of the region would benefit from CPEC projects and economic and trade activities would be promoted in the region.
Pakistan and China were tied in strong bonds of friendship, he added.
He said that our coming generations would never forget Chinese support and investment of billions of dollars in difficult time.
“China is a sincere and trustworthy friend of Pakistan which has always been standing with Pakistan in every hour of distress”, he added.
Our friends were very happy over great and historic projects of CPEC while the enemy was perturbed, our this package of progress and prosperity but Pakistani nation with the force of unity would not allow to succeed any conspiracy of the enemy against CPEC.
He said that this was a great beginning of CPEC journey and starting point of this great journey of progress and prosperity.
Foundation of a new era of progress and prosperity has been laid with speedy implementation of CPEC in the country, he added.
He said that the destiny of the entire region including Pakistan would be changed through CPEC and this project would play a key role in making Pakistan economically strong.