Monday, 30 May 2016

Afghan-Pakistan highway may be included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

A politician from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan calls for Islamabad to include the Afghanistan-Pakistan Highway in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Addressing a public rally in Charsadda district, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairperson, Mr Ahmad Khan Sherpao, argued such a move would boost the economies of both neighbours. He said that “Only strong communication networks can boost the country’s weak economy. The highway should be included in the USD 46 billion project. Linking the Pak-Afghan Highway to CPEC will provide traders easy access to Central Asian markets.”  Also a former minister of interior, Ahmad Khan Sherpao asked the Federal Government to begin work on the western route of CPEC on a priority basis.
"Industrial zones should be established. Other projects should also be initiated in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as per the agreement.”