Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says there is a complete national consensus that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an engine of economic progress and development for Pakistan, reported by Radio Pakistan.

Talking to a private TV channel, he said Chinese also considered Pakistan’s economic stability and this time tested friendship will further grow irrespective of the political parties at the helms of affairs.

To a question, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said opening of Kartarpur corridor is a long standing desire of the Sikh community living in India.

He said endorsement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet over Kartarpur corridor is a great diplomatic triumph for Pakistan.

Foreign Minister said the government wants to engage India on all forums without being oblivious to the core issue of Occupied Kashmir.

Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan and said it desired China to also play its role in resolving the issue due to its prominent position in the region.