Pakistan lauds 'brother' China's commitment to realisation of CPEC

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr. 14 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has applauded China's commitment to the realisation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship programme developed under Beijing's One Belt-One Road initiative. Describing Pakistan and China as 'iron brothers', Sharif said the relation between two nations have achieved a higher level of all -weather cooperative strategic partnership, reports Radio Pakistan. He said China's progress in last three decades has been a model for other developing countries. The Prime Minister's remarks come days after his government approved three new three new road infrastructure projects of the CPEC. Built at a cost of USD one billion, CPEC's aim is to complete the missing links to connect the Gwadar port with China's Kashgar city. CPEC is a collection of infrastructure projects currently under construction throughout Pakistan. Originally valued at $46 billion, the value of CPEC projects is now worth USD 62 billion (ANI)