BEIJING: Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that nobody should feel threatened of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), since it is part of mutually cooperative partnership between the two countries.

This initiative is not against anybody, he said in an interview with a Chinese newspaper.

He said Pakistan and China have stood by each other for decades. Sino-Pakistani friendship has been consistent, because it is based on the principles of peaceful co-existence, helping each other and creating win-win conditions for both countries, he added.

He said last year, President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan and announced a $46 billion investment project in Pakistan as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. It was a historic development and a game changer, he remarked.

He said connectivity, linkage and interdependence between China and Pakistan will all increase through the initiative. “This initiative will also increase trade and investment between the two countries”. He said it is a game changer project that will create an environment for Pakistan’s growth.