‘Pakistan to become trade hub of central Asia through CPEC’
Lahore – Federal Minster for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that Pakistan was going to be a trade hub of central Asia through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in days to come.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Young Development Corps (YDC) here at Forman Christian College, he said that western media had also termed Pakistan as a “new success story”.
He said that so many projects had been launched which would change the history of Pakistan, adding that youths were also being taken on board in the development of the country. He said that no nation could make progress without continuity of policies and political stability.
Ahsan said that the government was working under the Vision 2025 and providing opportunities to youth for planning development through YDC. He said that political system and democracy were maturing and the nation also showed maturity on the occasion when a political party was on roads.
Introducing the YDC, the minister said that the aim of project was to involve youth and students in development and planning as the nation had lost a lot due to lack of planning and political stability and as a result of which Pakistan was facing a lot of crises including energy, gas and infrastructure. All political ruling parties have signed Vision 2025 to build a new Pakistan which could not be rolled back in any circumstances, he said.