Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), launched in the year 2013, has transformed Pakistan’s socio-economic landscape, addressing a dire energy crisis and crumbling infrastructure.
Speaking at 8th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum in Islamabad today, he said CPEC Media Forum holds significant personal importance for me as well.
He said CPEC Media Forum is dedicated to challenging the propaganda, surrounding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, by presenting factual information.
He said before CPEC, Pakistan faced challenges in 2013 including ten hours plus blackouts, 2500 mw electricity deficit, and 250 billion dollar economic loss.
The Minister said CPEC came at fortune time for Pakistan, instilling hope, confidence and faith in people of Pakistan.
He said CPEC is not just an infrastructure project, but it has generated over 236 thousand jobs since 2013 and is set to create 1.2 million direct jobs, contributing to local workforce development, and reducing regional disparities.
Murtaza Solangi said CPEC has significantly contributed to Pakistan’s economic growth, increasing growth rate.
The Minister emphasized that media’s crucial role off in shaping the perspectives of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor requires objective reporting.