Ali Sarwar Naqvi (Former Ambassador): China Pakistan Economic Corridor project is a joint venture of China and Pakistan and it was initiated at the time when Pakistan was virtually isolated and no country was interested to invest in Pakistan due to the terrorism. In the first phase of the project, the focus was on the power related projects and in the second phase, the government is focusing on the establishment of special economic zones which is a great development. Certain employment opportunities are being generated through this mega project. The need of the hour is to ensure the timely completion of all the development projects under CPEC within specified time. China is a time-tested friend of Pakistan and both the countries are determined to defend any conspiracy against the CPEC.
Mushtaq Ahmed Mehar (Former Ambassador): China Pakistan Economic Corridor project is a signature project of Pak-China friendship with over 60 billion dollars investment. It is a project of regional connectivity and will be helpful in connectivity of Pakistani products to the international markets. This game changer project has the ability to bring an economic revolution in the country. The outsourcing will be done by China in the special economic zones. This is a fact that CPEC added a new dimension to Pakistan-China all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, which was based on mutual understanding and respect.