Islamabad [Pakistan], Sep 12 (NT): Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa repeated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the economic future of Pakistan on Wednesday. His remark came after a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Rawalpindi.
An official statement on the Twitter account of Pakistan Government read,"Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is economic future of #Pakistan and its security will never be compromised. He was talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Rawalpindi."
On Tuesday, There were reports that the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government was considering the agreements under the CPEC project.
A report from UK-based Financial Times cited top officials as saying that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government would be looking to assess the deals of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and renegotiate the trade deal inked with Beijing a decade ago.
Khan had lately set up a nine-member committee to consider the USD 62 billion project which supposedly offered "undue advantages to Chinese companies," according to the Express Tribune reports.
Pakistan and China, in a four-hour talks on Sunday headed by Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) of China vice-chairman Ning Jizhe took a decision to put in social sector and regional development schemes to the existing portfolio of CPEC projects. (NT)