CPEC is Pakistan's economic future: General Bajwa

File photo of Pakistan army chief Qamar Bajwa. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 12, 2018, 10.10 PM (IST)

Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday stated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the economic future of Pakistan.

General Bajwa's comments came during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

The government of Pakistan tweeted out a statement noting, "Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is economic future of Pakistan and its security will never be compromised. He was talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Rawalpindi."

Pakistan government, on Tuesday, was reported of mulling over the agreements under the CPEC project. 

Pakistan's newly-appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently set-up a nine-member committee to analyse the $62 billion project which reportedly gave "undue advantages to Chinese companies," The Express Tribune reported.

Pakistan and China held a four-hour meeting on Sunday led by Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) of China vice-chairman Ning Jizhe.

The officials decided to add social sector and regional development schemes to the existing portfolio of CPEC projects.

(With inputs from ANI

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General Bajwa's comments came during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.