LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has laid a strong foundation of lasting development in Pakistan. The chief minister expressed these views during a meeting with Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Tuesday. Shehbaz said under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan was on track of progress and prosperity. He said CPEC would prove to be a game-changer in the real sense. The project would pave way for development in the country. “The political elements who were hatching conspiracies against the progress of the country and prosperity of the people, have become isolated,” Shehbaz remarked. He said the people of Pakistan have rejected the negative politics of the ‘defeatist elements’. He said the people want to see development and prosperity in the country. “Promises made with the masses will be honoured and no one will be allowed to create hurdles in the way of public service,” the chief minister said.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2017.