Courtesy:- MALIK MUHAMMAD ASHRAF
A boulevard of progress and development
Needless to emphasise that CPEC presents a historic opportunity to change economic profile of Pakistan and the economic situations of its teeming millions, especially the people of Balochistan besides unleashing an era of shared economic prosperity in the region, with Pakistan playing the role of an economic hub. The success and implementation of this epoch making initiative by China and Pakistan depends largely on restoration of peace in Balochistan to facilitate the development of the necessary infrastructure. In fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that Balochistan is the pivot of the CPEC. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presiding over a high level meeting at Quetta convened to evaluate the security situation and progress on development projects, which was attended by the COAS, high ranking military and civil officers and the political leadership of the province, rightly said that Balochistan was the corner stone of future development of Pakistan and would be the principal beneficiary of the CPEC projects. He also accorded approved a plan known as ‘Pur Aman Balochistan’ for bringing the angry Baloch leaders back to the national mainstream.