LAHORE  - Jamaat- e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has congratulated the nation on the national consensus developed on the Pak China Economic Corridor project as a result of the APC.

“This is a good omen for the national development,” Siraj said, stressing that the multi-million project should be completed in a manner that it benefitted the entire country. He laid stressed development without any discrimination to bring in prosperity.

He urged the federal government to avail this rare opportunity for speeding up the development of economically backward areas by linking these with the Economic Corridor.

Siraj said that Fata was the most backward and neglected area and the people there were deprived of even the basic facilities, therefore, it should be linked with the project. Besides, he said that along with the present route of the Corridor, an alternate route should be built connecting Hasan Abdal, Chitral and Gilgit to ensure the development of these areas, as well.