SAARC Chamber lauds decision for extending CPEC to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD : Iftikhar Ali Malik, the President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated that the decision to extend the CPEC to Afghanistan is a wise choice that will deepen trilateral cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI). He further mentioned that it is a positive development that the foreign ministers of Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan expressed their determination to utilize Afghanistan’s potential as a hub for regional connectivity during recent trilateral talks. Additionally, the three foreign ministers emphasized the importance of ongoing projects such as CASA-1000, TAPI, and Trans-Afghan Railway, recognizing their capacity to enhance regional connectivity, stimulate economic development, and bring prosperity to the region.