CPEC to benefit KP, Tribal Areas: President

ISLAMABAD, May 3 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Tribal Areas would be utmost beneficiaries of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The president said this while talking to a delegation comprising students from different institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Tribal Areas, who called on him at Aiwan e Sadr, a press release issued from President Media Office said.

The president said as a game changer project CPEC would reshape the regional connectivity with enhanced investment opportunities.

The president said joint uphill struggle was required to recover infrastructural losses occurred in tribal areas during war against terrorism. He underlined that purging extremism from the country was a continuous process which needed patience and time.

He maintained country’s foreign relations had improved significantly during past few months as a result of restoration of peace. Country’s improved conditions must be exploited for further investment and betterment in tourism industry, he said.

The president noted by availing online business opportunities country’s cottage industry could be improved with more work opportunities for women.

The president stressed for provision of equal opportunities to every citizen for advancement and development.