While addressing CEO’s Forum at Boao Forum in China, the minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal talked about all the benefits CPEC has brought to Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan has managed to put up a fight with energy crisis in industries due to this project and uninterrupted supply of electricity has helped the growth of production. Moreover unemployment has been eradicated to a fare extent as nine industrial zones have been created across the country under CPEC and have created many job opportunities.
He further debated that the project has contributed much in the economic growth of Pakistan because of the huge investments made under it. The minister shed some light on what Vision Pakistan 2025 is, that there will be development but annihilation of poverty is the main goal.
He said that Gwadar will become top sea port of Asia and CPEC will connect Central Asia, China, and South Asia. Because of all these fortuities of CPEC, he called it as the Oxygen for Pakistan.