ISLAMABAD:  Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the road to economic development and prosperity for the whole region.

The minister was addressing a seminar on “Belt and Road initiative and regional development” organized by Preston University and Institute of Peace and Development Studies.

The Minister spoke at length on the positive role that CPEC will play towards the strengthening of Pakistan’s economy and added that the energy projects under CPEC will specially boost economic activities.

He said Pakistan has rendered countless sacrifices in the war on terror and waged a valiant struggle to eliminate the scourge of militancy.

The Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs said Pakistan gave sacrifices adding that these sacrifices should never be forgotten. He said Pakistan aimed for a great future for the whole region.