CPEC will connect to Middle East and wider Gulf region: PM Imran Khan

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SHANGHAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan says that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has opened the vista of opportunities in the region.

The prime minister was speaking at the inaugural session of China International Import Expo as a keynote speaker.

During his keynote address at the Shanghai International Expo, Prime Minister Khan that CPEC was beneficial for both China and Pakistan and will connect to Middle East and wider Gulf region.

The Prime Minister also shared his party’s slogan of change which he had introduced during the his campaign to woo the voters in Pakistan before July 25 polls.

Khan said his government was fully committed to implement the manifesto to bring positive changes in the country, adding that the government’s core objective was to establish a system based on transparency and accountability in the country.

The premier also highlighted the immense potential Pakistan’s export industries possess stressing over a favourable economic relation with China rooted in trade.

“We in Pakistan are blessed with an abundant array of resources ranging from minerals to fertile land to wealth of renewables and the most diverse landscape with twelve climatic zones. Our industries are already producing high-end textiles, sport goods, engineering goods, IT services and medical technologies including surgical instruments,” he said.

“We have 100 million Pakistanis below the age of 35, a young vibrant population and the naya or new Pakistan will be more conducive and more competitive place for transacting business.”

“At a time when the international trade system in under attack, when unilateral commercial benefits are being sought aggressively by some.”

Thanking China for the love and affection extended to him during his visit, PM Imran said the love between Pakistan and China did not only exist on a state-to-state level but could also be witnessed on people-to-people basis.