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CPEC aimed at prosperity of Pakistan, entire region: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said Pak-China ‘All weather’ relationship is based upon shared principles and interests that form the foundation of cooperation in diverse fields.
He was talking to Chairman Board of Directors Bank of China Tian Guoli who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Highlighting China’s great support to Pakistan in security, trade and infrastructure development, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan and China have a shared future. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the largest comprehensive project with any foreign country. He said CPEC is a fusion of multiple development projects, aimed at the prosperity and well-being of the citizens of the country and the region at large.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan has a vibrant banking system that has achieved high level of profitability, improved liquidity and strong solvency position. He pointed out that the banking sector grew at an impressive annual average growth rate over the last five years.
Nawaz Sharif said sound capital base, remarkable growth in assets and profitability and compliance with international standards poised Pakistan’s banking sector in a very competitive position in the region for investors. He said besides Foreign Direct Investment, the interest of international investors in the banking sector is also evident from the portfolio investment observed in the recent divestment transactions of UBL, ABL and HBL.
Tian Guoli lauded the vision of the Prime Minister for putting the country on development path and turning around the economy.
The Chairman while appreciating the vibrant banking sector of Pakistan said that Pakistan’s financial sector offer immense opportunities to global investors. He said that CPEC has huge economic benefits for the people of Pakistan and the region. INP

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