Abdul Razak Dawood dismisses FT report on CPEC

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Kamran Khan in “On The Front” covered these topics: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advisor on commerce, textiles, industries and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood dismissed a Financial Times report on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), stating that his statements were taken out of context. Issuing a clarification, Dawood emphasised that Pakistan’s commitment to CPEC would not change. He added that during the recent visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, both countries decided to take their strategic partnership forward, stressing that commitments to CPEC would be honoured and were unwavering. The Financial Times report stated Pakistan was mulling over a review of the CPEC agreement with China, citing Islamabad’s unease with what it claims was unjust benefit being enjoyed by Beijing-owned companies. According to the report, Dawood was of the view that for the time being, all CPEC-related must be halted for a year. PPP leader Shehla Raza said that, “Inflation has increased by 6 pc in the past 25 days” PTI couldn’t make 350 Dams in KPK, how will they make these 3 dams? PMLN leader Rana Muhammad Afzal said that, “PTI government is begging for funds to make dams” The report about CPEC is based on negative connotations, there is complete consensus between China and Pakistan on future of CPEC: Chinese Embassy