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Pakistan says it has taken all necessary measures to complete China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project successfully.     

This was stated by the Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria at the weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.  

He said CPEC is a development and connectivity project meant for the welfare of the entire region.    

The spokesman said normalization of relations between Pakistan and India would require sincere efforts, good faith and commitment from both the countries.    

He said we have already conveyed that the dialogue process will not be a concession from one side to the other.    

Replying to a question, the spokesman said Pakistan has serious concerns at the Indian interceptor missile test and will take all actions to augment its defense capability.    

He said Indian action has upset balance of power in the region and Pakistan has informed the international community about its concerns on the Indian ambitious missile programme.    

He said Pakistan was not oblivious to its defense needs and we will be compelled to upgrade our defense capabilities.      

He said we reserve the right to maintain effective deterrence and Pakistan is ready to defend its borders and people.    

The spokesman said in discriminatory action is being taken against all the militant groups and Quadrilateral Coordination Group has acknowledged Pakistan's sincere efforts for peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

He said QCG is trying to bring all the Afghan groups to the negotiating table.     


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