Prime Minister Imran Khan says the first phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has focused on connectivity and power generation projects.
ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Jan 29th, 2022) Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan wants to emulate the Chinese model of development to ensure inclusive economic growth and lift the people out of poverty.
In an exclusive interview with the Chinese Media, PM Khan pointed out that China has taken out seven hundred million people out of poverty in the last three decades or so. He said the world community also recognizes this achievement as it has not happened in human history. He said China is a model for all those countries which want an inclusive growth.
He said the corridor project has now moved to the next phase of relocation of industries to Pakistan. We are developing special economic zones. He said Pakistan also desires Chinese cooperation in technology as well as to enhance agriculture productivity.
Imran Khan said both Pakistan and China enjoy mutually beneficial relationship spanning over seventy years. He said it is a deep relationship which has grown stronger with the passage of time. He said both the countries have always stood by each other in difficult times. The CPEC has linked the two countries.
On behalf of people of Pakistan, the Prime Minister also felicitated the Chinese people on their lunar new year. He said he looks forward to his upcoming visit to China to witness the Winter Olympics.
To a question, the Prime Minister said the worst human rights violations are taking place in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, regretting the western silence on it. He said nine million people are living in an open prison in the occupied territory.
When asked about Afghan situation, the Prime Minister urged the international community to think of the welfare of forty million Afghan people which are faced with humanitarian crisis. He warned against abandoning Afghanistan saying it will have disastrous consequences.