Pakistan, China committed to vision of a clean and green CPEC: FO

Written by The Frontier Post

Muhammad Asad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China are committed to the vision of clean and green China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and both countries are vigorously working to implement this vision through various projects like Karot hydropower projects and others. It was shared by the Spokesperson Pakistan Foreign Office Amb. Asim Iftikhar Ahmed while answering a media query during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
According to Asim Iftikhar, the energy projects under the vision of clean and green CPEC will increase Pakistan’s access to low-cost, clean, and sustainable energy during coming years.
While responding another query regarding humanitarian situation in Afghanistan Spokesperson said that Pakistan had made a pledge of Rs. 6 billion in respect of worsening humanitarian crisis in neighboring country.
According to him, Pakistan also allowed humanitarian assistance offered by India to transit through Wagah border while honoring request of the people of Afghanistan.
Asim Iftikhar noted that Pakistan has been urging the international community to come forward to avert the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and freezing Afghan’s assets was the most appropriate way to help the people of Afghanistan at this time.
According to him, currently international efforts have begun to help avert the Afghan crisis and several nations had supported the option of unfreezing Afghan asset to support the people of Afghanistan.
While answering a query regarding arrest of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez, Spokesperson said that Pakistan has categorically condemned the arrest of Kashmiri human right activist by the Occupation Forces in Indian illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and urged the world Community to hold India accountable for such egregious human rights violations in the valley.
Amb. Asim Iftikhar Ahmed informed the media about digitalization process of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistan missions abroad through a pilot project during which ten Embassies of Pakistan would be linked with the ministry during first phase later this networking will be extended to all missions across the world.
While answering a question, Spokesperson said that Ministry of Foreign Affairs had signed an agreement with NADRA which will pave the path for provision of attestation services and issuance of Power of Attorney around the clock to overseas Pakistanis across the globe.

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