RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General(COAS) Raheel Sharif on Wednesday reassured China that Pak Army will ensure a secure environment for the timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Zhang Chunxian, a Member of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China called on the COAS at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional stability and measures to enhance bilateral defence and security collaboration were discussed. Zhang Chunxian acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts towards fighting terrorism and appreciated the successes achieved in the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb. While underlining the importance of CPEC, Zhang Chunxian said that CPEC will have highly significant and long – term impact on the region and is equally beneficial for people of Pakistan and China. General Raheel Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to ensure secure environment for timely completion and subsequent management of CPEC in the best interest of prosperous region.