CM Khattak warns not to let CPEC route through KP if shares not provided

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Saturday warned not to let China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route passing through the province if centre did not give its rightful shares. 
 The federal government wanted to build a highway only on western route of of CPEC project, but he will not accept it, said CM Khattak while addressing a seminar on CPEC, organized by Pukhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek. 
“If just a road is what we get in CPEC, we can do it for themselves, we won’t let it pass here,” warned Khattak adding they want corridor with facilities of oil and gas Pipelines, Railway and fiber network. 
Province had sufficient resources to build road on its own, said CM.
The KP is producing gas and electricity for from its consumption but the centre is not giving it its rightful shares.
We support Western route as it is 600KM shorter and there is underdeveloped area of Balochistan and KP in this region
The centre are giving only 2 percent out of 13 percent share but they know how to get their rights, warned Khattak. PervezKhattak invited Balochistan government and people to work together for getting our fair Share of CPEC.
The federal government should assure equal share of all provinces, he expressed. 
Leaders of Jamaat-i-Islami, Awami National Party, Qaumi Watan Party and Pakistan People’s Party, Speaker of the provincial assembly Asad Qaisar attended the seminar.

 

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