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Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is entering the new phase of industrial and economic zones.

Chairing a meeting regarding CPEC economic zones in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said Pakistan will become a production hub as a result of bilateral cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

The Minister said the completion of energy projects will dawn a new era of industrialization and trade in Pakistan. He said CPEC is not limited to infrastructure and highways only.

The Minister said local industrialists will be taken on board to safeguard their interests as well.

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