BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is among the eight fast growing economies of the world due to structural reforms introduced by the present government, Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal stated this while addressing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Investment Conference, held in Chinese Capital Beijing. Pakistani nation is united on agenda of economic development, Ahsan Iqbal stated and added that there is no threat of political instability in the country. He noted that CPEC is a historic opportunity, which would have a far-reaching impact on national economy. He said that CPEC offers equal opportunities to all the provinces and regions of the country for their economic uplift. Under CPEC, energy sector has been prioritized in the first phase whereas CPEC would help to lay modern transport infrastructure in the country to make Pakistan economy competitive in the international market. Federal Minister Planning & Development noted that Pakistan offers attractive opportunities to Chinese investors in minerals, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and industrial sector. Chinese technology and experiences in industrial sector coupled Pakistan’s location and its low cost of production can revolutionize the industrial sector of the country. He pointed out that China topped the countries invested in Pakistani last two years following $ 46 billion CPEC investment. He said mineral-rich provinces of KPK and Balochistan are attractive destination for Chinese investors in the country.