ISLAMABAD:Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will connect not only China to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, but will play an important role in regional connectivity.
In an interview with PTV, he said the mega project is a game changer for Pakistan as it will bring improvement in social infrastructure, energy, industrial development, agriculture and many other sectors.
Ahsan Iqbal said Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan will become gateways of CPEC. Trade zones will be set up in Islamabad, all the four provinces, AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan, and FATA.
He said Chinese and Pakistani companies will make large-scale investment in trade zones, which will not only create new jobs, but also help transfer new technology to Pakistan.
The Minister said enemies are trying to sabotage the CPEC project andarrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has testified that fact.
He said the law enforcement agencies are providing complete security to all those working on the projects being executed under CPEC. A special force of some 10,000 security personnel has been constituted for the purpose. APP/AFP