Liaquat Baloch terms CPEC extraordinary; advises not to make it controversal

HYDERABAD: Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Liaquat Baloch has termed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as an extraordinary agreement for the betterment of the country and urged the need not to make it controversial.

He expressed these views while speaking as chief guest at Aalishan Pakistan Students Convention organized by Islami Jamiat Tulba Sindh here on Tuesday.

He said that the nucleus of the country politics should be the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and the countrymen and CPEC possessed greater importance for the progress and prosperity of the country, however, the vested interests are against this project.

“Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif needs to remove the apprehension of the province regarding CPEC, if any,” he said.

He said that corruption and influence culture had destroyed the economy of the country.

Liaquat Baloch demanded of all provincial governments to lift ban on students union and allow holding elections in the universities and colleges for formation of students unions, he said and urged the Tehreek Insaf and Jamat Islami KPK Coalition Government to take initiatives first in this regard.

Later, Liaquat Baloch gave “Fakhar-e-Pakistan” awards to position holders of students from Sindh. Awards were also given to those who showed outstanding performances in various fields.