AHSAN terms settlement of Kashmir dispute vital for regional peace

file-photo-1476201051-2375Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says Pakistan has undertaken the biggest ever investment to upgrade and modernize its energy and transport infrastructure.

He was speaking in his interactions on the sidelines of two-day World Marketing Summit, which began in Tokyo on Tuesday. The Minister held meetings with Secretary General of Asian Productivity Organization Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn, Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation Akira Kondoh, and Japanese Business Corporations of global reach.

Ahsan Iqbal encouraged Japanese corporations to take advantage of opportunities arising out of projects in transport infrastructure and power generation.

He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has already taken off and bears immense potential for North-South and East-West connectivity of South Asia, China and Central Asia.

He said CPEC is not a bilateral project, but it is an inclusive project where major economies from European Union, Middle East, America and Asia area also showing their interest to join in.

When asked by Japanese media about the situation prevalent at the Line of Control, the Minister reiterated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of peaceful neighborhood. He said resolution of Kashmir dispute is necessary for development of people in South Asia.

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