Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime minister, has dismissed Western countries’ “suspicions” and criticism of China’s multibillion-dollar CPEC and Gwadar port projects, saying they are a big geo-economic potential.
In an interview with Dr Eric Li, Director of the Advisory Committee of Fudan University’s China Institute, the Prime Minister further welcomed other countries to join and invest in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, citing Islamabad’s financial problems.
“I do not understand why there is suspicion about CPEC and the Gwadar Port. It makes no sense because, as far as Pakistan is concerned, my number one priority is the country’s 220 million people,” PM Imran said
He also added that his government is eager to develop the economy and bring Pakistani out of poverty. For this, Khan considers CPEC and Gwadar as a huge geoeconomic opportunity.