CPEC to be a gateway to Afghanistan and Central Asia: Asim Bajwa

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RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) led by its President Zahid Latif Khan called on Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa here on Thursday.

Talking to the delegation, Asim Saleem Bajwa said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will open new avenues of regional prosperity, connectivity and sustainable peace in the region. He said that the betterment of law and order in Balochistan is the foremost priority of the government and in this respect, Pakistan Army is assisting with the training and capacity building of police and other law enforcement agencies.

CPEC has now become a reality and it will serve as a gateway to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics, Bajwa added.

While lauding RCCI’s efforts in promoting business activities in the region the army official said that the business community, especially the private sector, should come forward and play its due role in the economic prosperity of the country. He assured full support and cooperation of his office for the upcoming RCCI 10th All Pakistan Chamber Presidents Conference in Gwadar next month.

On the occasion, RCCI chief Zahid Latif Khan apprised him on the current activities and future programmes of the chamber. Giving details on the upcoming Gwadar conference, he said that RCCI has been organising this event for the last nine years on a regular basis.

“This time we picked Gwadar as event venue so that business community can see the development on the ground and get awareness and future aspects of CPEC,” said Latif. He also shared the proposed agenda highlights for the upcoming conference which includes China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its possible impacts on inter and intra-regional trade, connectivity and regional trade integration.


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