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Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said Pakistan wants peace and progress in the region and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants friendly ties with its neighbors.   

Talking to BBC Radio, he said we want to connect all parts of the region so that the people may benefit from this project.

He said some forces want to sabotage developmental projects in the country but it is their misperception.  

In response to a question, Ahsan Iqbal said Baluchistan and Sindh will be the main beneficiaries of this mega project. He said the project will link backward areas of Balochistan with developed areas.     

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