Islamabad, 6 July 2023 (TDI): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif addressed a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the signing of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement, highlighting the transformative impact of this crucial project on Pakistan’s socio-economic development.
The event celebrated the completion of a decade-long journey that exemplifies President Xi Jinping’s vision of the “Iron Brotherhood” and the instrumental role played by former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif in its realization.
During his speech, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif commended the exceptional leadership of Mian Nawaz Sharif, who dedicated countless hours to overseeing the implementation of CPEC projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
— CPEC Official (@CPECOfficials) July 5, 2023
With meticulous attention to detail, rigorous progress reviews, and strict adherence to timelines, Mian Nawaz Sharif’s supervision ensured the swift and efficient completion of these projects. The Prime Minister emphasized that the achievements attained under the CPEC framework would not have been possible without his leadership.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif acknowledged the significant progress made in the last decade but also acknowledged that there is untapped potential within CPEC. He expressed his personal and government’s unwavering commitment to fully harnessing the opportunities presented by CPEC.
Great appreciation to honorable PM Shehbaz Sharif @CMShehbaz for your commitment and devotion to CPEC. It’s a big day to memorize. China and Pakistan will jointly promote the high-quality development of CPEC and bring more benefits to people of the two countries. #CPEC10Y https://t.co/LyElzt15sB
— Chinese Emb Pakistan (@CathayPak) July 6, 2023
The Prime Minister stressed that this ambitious goal will require sustained dedication and collaborative efforts from all stakeholders involved. CPEC, a flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) initiative, has emerged as a catalyst for economic growth, fostering connectivity, trade, and investment between China and Pakistan.
It has contributed to the development of vital infrastructure, energy projects, industrial zones, and the improvement of livelihoods for the people of Pakistan. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif recognized the monumental impact of CPEC in transforming Pakistan’s landscape and reiterated the government’s determination to realize its complete potential.
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In conclusion, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s address highlighted the momentous milestone of the 10th anniversary of CPEC. While acknowledging the achievements thus far, he emphasized the need for continuous efforts to fully tap into the potential of this transformative project.
The government remains resolute in its commitment to driving Pakistan’s socio-economic development through the realization of the comprehensive benefits of CPEC.