ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is the future of Pakistan and its timely completion is a top priority of the government.

In his message on the occasion of the launching of the web site of the project, he said CPEC would lead to the generation of employment opportunities across the country and would lead to enhancement in trade and poverty reduction.

Prime Minister said the bilateral context of China and Pakistan is rooted in the friendship between the two countries that matches the proverbial saying that it is a friendship as pure as water, as sweet as honey, and as high as the Himalayas.

He said the bond of friendship and trust between the two countries forms the foundation of cooperation in the entire spectrum ranging from trade, investment, and energy to defense, transportation, science and technology.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan shares the perspective that connectivity and development are critical to progress, prosperity, and security in the region.