CPEC to enhance naval importance of Pakistan

LAHORE: Senator Sehar Kamran has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would enhance the naval importance of the country as more than 80 per cent energy and trade related activities were being carried out through the project.

Talking to APP, she said the strategic location of Pakistan in South Asia makes it the most important country in the region.

The CPEC project would not only benefit Pakistan but the whole region including Central Asia.

To a question, she said that international role of Pakistan would be enhanced in the coming days and due to CPEC, Pakistan would be in a win-win position in the region.

“The seaports, neighbouring sea and mountains have tremendous economic and military potential”, she added.

She said that there was a need to develop the best human resource through all institutions, so that Pakistan could reap the benefits and enhance its act as leader of Islamic Ummah.

Sehar Kamran said that Gwadar was a naval gateway of Pakistan and it heralded a prosperous Pakistan.

The senator said that CPEC had given new importance to Pakistan as our seaside carries tremendous economic benefits which can benefit Pakistan in a number of ways.

To another question, she said that there was a need to develop job opportunities by developing merchant navy so that educated youth could get employment opportunities in this sector.

She said that all provinces and other territories including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) should introduce the study of oceanography in skill development institutions, as a subject, so that ocean related economic benefits in the wake of CPEC could be fully exploited.

Sehar said that CPEC would become backbone of Pakistan economy as 90 per cent energy and trade related activities were being carried out through sea routes.

“The completion of CPEC and its related development projects would provide tremendous job opportunities for the locals of Gwadar.”

Sehar Kamran said that economy was the priority agenda of nations and CPEC would develop new economic potentials for the country, adding it would change the fate of the entire region.