Commenting on India’s reservations on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Vice President Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sherry Rehman has said that the corridor passed through Pakistan’s territory, and termed India’s the reservations “misplaced”.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Rehman said the corridor will serve Kashmir and the broader region better if India’s foreign policy decision makers were to consider the economic benefits of the project.
“Infrastructure projects are being developed on both sides of the LoC, which impact, foremost, the communities within Jammu and Kashmir,” she said. “Neither China nor Pakistan will take dictation from India as to where to build highways that connect people for prosperity.”
The former ambassador added that objecting to the CPEC will do little in the way of resuming dialogue between Pakistan and India.