China has claimed “massive support from all sectors in Pakistan” for the $46 billion project as it hosts a high-level conference here tomorrow, days after a Pakistani army general invited India to be a part of the ambitious venture.
China is also expected to announce a $1 billion soft loan at the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in which Pakistan’s Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal and chief ministers of all the Pakistan provinces are expected to participate, report on the official website of the CPEC said.
The JCC which includes chief ministers of Pakistani provinces is expected to discuss steps to ensure smooth construction of the CPEC which is a prestigious project for President Xi Jinping.
Lt Gen Amir Riaz, Commander of Pakistan’s Southern Command had said that India should “shun enmity” with Pakistan and “join the CPEC along with Iran, Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries and enjoy its benefits”. Read More…