‘CPEC to bring about economic revolution in Balochistan’: report


QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani said on Wednesday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will bring about an economic revolution in Balochistan, which has the potential of evolving it into a modernly developed province, according to a local media outlet.

She said this while addressing a conference on CPEC’s hidden dimensions organised by the Balochistan government, Balochistan Economic Forum (BEF) and Pakistan Institute of Management, on Wednesday.

She said that CPEC will create a number of job opportunities in Gwadar and other areas of Balochistan.

The consul general of China in Karachi, Balochistan Assembly’s Opposition Leader Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, BEF President Sardar Shaukat Aziz Popalzai and others also spoke at the conference.

She further said that Balochistan is the gateway to this multi-billion dollar project which will boost Pakistan’s economy in the long run.