CPEC to weed out poverty in third world countries: Ahmad Hassan.

FAISALABAD -- China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has emerged as the most vibrant political and economic block with the ultimate objective to weed out poverty and bring prosperity in the third world countries linked with it, said Engineer Ahmad Hassan, Chairman FCCI standing committee on Research and Development (R and D).

Addressing a meeting at FCCI here, he said that Pakistan is blessed with a geo-strategic position connecting several sub-regions of Asia and the Arabian Sea. He said that Pakistan's immediate neighbour Afghanistan has no access to sea and the 17 years conflict has slowed down its economy. 'The central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are also landlocked countries but with abundance of natural resources', he said and added that with CPEC and its synergies with other existing regional connectivity projects, both regions could have the opportunity...

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