Shehbaz: Pakistan’s economic future hinges on CPEC with Gwadar port
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that his country’s economic future was closely linked to the success of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with Gwadar port acting as its “main component” and to achieve that end, the role of the Pakistan Navy was key, Dawn reported.
Shehbaz said this while addressing the passing out parade of the 117th Midshipman and 25th Short Service Commission course at Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi earlier on Saturday. He stressed the need for a “strong and vibrant” navy, which he said had become more important than ever before because of the growing blue economy, marine security and strategic defence.
He highlighted that economic progress in the country could only take place in a peaceful environment. “It is, therefore, our government’s resolve to make all necessary resources available to strengthen Pakistan Navy for making the seaward defence impregnable.”
He further lauded the navy for rapidly developing its indigenous capability and extending joint ventures with neighboring countries. (UNI)
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