ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP): Analysts has said that China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game-changer not only for Pakistan but the entire region. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on CPEC Mushahid Hussain Syed said that a delegation of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC was held a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and congratulated him on becoming the Prime Minister. He said the Prime Minister appreciated the report presented to him on the progress of this mega project. It is a national project, which would change fate of entire region, he added. He said Prime Minister himself is monitoring the progress of underway development projects under CPEC. PML-N Leader Isphanyar Bhandara also said that the parliamentary committee on CPEC is working devotedly for the timely completion of development projects under CPEC.
He said the political parties must avoid unnecessary criticism against this mega project. It is a national project and should be continued till its completion whichever government came into power, he added. He said that road infrastructure throughout the country is improving that will facilitate the people in terms of comfortable journey without the unnecessary wastage of time. President, Pakistan Economic Watch Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor contains projects worth almost 54 billion dollars, which would change fate of entire region. He said that certain job opportunities have already been created and any more will be created in future. He said the government has initiated a number of power projects under CPEC to produce electricity by utilizing the natural resources including solar, hydel, coal and wind. Most of these projects will be completed in next year. Pakistan will be among the developed countries after completion of all the development projects under CPEC, he added. Expert on CPEC Maj General, retired, Zahir Shah also said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is a reality and it is an economic cooperation between China and Pakistan. He said China has once again proved its historic friendship with Pakistan by investing a huge amount in this project. The first phase of CPEC is related to improvement in road and railways infrastructure. The entire project will be completed till 2030, he added.