GILGIT: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says there is absolutely no danger to the country, its system or the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He was speaking at a CPEC seminar in Gilgit today.

The Minister firmly stated that no foreign power can undermine CPEC as it has ownership of 200 million people of Pakistan. He said that people consider it a project for the better future of Pakistan. He said India or ten other powers of its size and strength cannot damage the CPEC, which is a game changer.

Referring to the deliberations of the national leadership at CPEC summit in Islamabad, he said the entire Pakistani leadership, political parties and the federating units are on one page, as far as implementation of the Corridor project is concerned.

The Minister emphasized that instead of giving any heed to what our enemies say about CPEC, we should play a proactive role in its implementation. He said strategies should be firmed up to achieve all the goals under the umbrella of the Corridor.

Ahsan Iqbal said the leadership of Pakistan, all the federating units and the people consider CPEC a project for the bright future of Pakistan and are determined to complete it.

The Minister said this message is enough for the enemies of CPEC and stated that people of Pakistan do not exactly expect any goodwill from enemies of the state.

Addressing the seminar, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman said progress and prosperity of Gilgit-Baltistan is linked with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said that no conspiracy or hurdle in the way of CPEC will be tolerated and pointed out that GB is the entry point of CPEC and all the parties in GB are supporting this mega project.

He said that people of GB vehemently rejected the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Prime Minister is very perturbed over implementation of CPEC.

The Chief Minister appreciated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for putting the country on a progressive path.