Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Pakistani nation on a historic occasion of departure of first trade convoy from Gwadar Port under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He said that with the departure of first trade fleet from Gwadar Port, another milestone of historic Pak-China friendship has been achieved, and today the dream of a game changer CPEC has been materialised.
“A new history has been written today which was dreamed by 20 crore people of Pakistan,” he added. The chief minister congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and leadership of the Communist Party of China and people of China on this historic occasion, and said that departure of trade ships from Gwadar Port is another living example of Pak-China friendship.
People of Pakistan can never forget Chinese cooperation in this regard, he added. He said that work is being carried out speedily on projects throughout Pakistan, including Punjab, under CPEC.
CM Shehbaz said that not only Pakistan, but other countries of the region will also benefit from CPEC. Economic and trade activities will be promoted in the region thanks to CPEC, he added.
He said that China has given historic economic package for changing the fate of Pakistan and the entire Pakistani nation is grateful to people and leadership of China.
He said, “Our coming generations will never forget Chinese support and investment of billions of dollars in a difficult time.” He said that China has supported Pakistan like a true and sincere friend during war, peace, earthquake, flood or any other natural calamity.
“Our friends are very happy about CPEC, while the enemy is perturbed. Pakistani nation with the force of unity will not allow any conspiracies of the enemy against CPEC succeed.” He said that this is a beginning of the CPEC journey and a starting point of this great journey of progress and prosperity.
He said that foundation of a new era of progress and prosperity has been laid with speedy implementation of CPEC in the country. He said that the destiny of the entire region, including Pakistan, will be changed through CPEC. This project will play a key role in making Pakistan economically strong, he maintained.