ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says Pakistan can sustain eight to ten percent economic growth for next three decades mainly due to China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Addressing a gathering of international business leaders at a Business Summit, he said this high growth rate can bring Pakistan among the top twenty-five economies of the world by 2030.
The Minister said CPEC is providing huge opportunities to international investors who can take advantage of these opportunities.
Ahsan Iqbal said the whole world is now looking at this project and concerned ministers of almost all European Union countries have met him and expressed their wish to join Pakistan by investing in CPEC.
He said this project can create connectivity in the region and connect three billion population of South Asia, Central Asia and China.
He said the nine industrial zones being built under CPEC will create eighty-five million new jobs.
The Minister urged the international business leaders to play their role in making Pakistan an Asian Tiger by exploiting huge opportunities offered by the CPEC.
Speaking on the occasion, US Ambassador David Hale said Pakistan and the United States are enjoying long standing bilateral relations in various sectors, including business, trade, education and agriculture.
He said Pakistani entrepreneurs are capable of developing innovative business ideas and they can compete any one on global scale.—Radio Pakistan