Islamabad: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said it is necessary for the nation to emulate China’s economic vision if it wants to be seen and acknowledged as a success story.
“We have to learn from China, how China with its political stability, how China with its social solidarity and harmony, and how China with the pursuit of its economic policies and vision has become a success story in the world,” Iqbal said at the launch of the long-term plan of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“We need to learn from the wisdom Chinese leadership have shown, and the path Chinese leadership have followed to bring about [the] biggest miracle of human civilization,” Geo TV quoted him, as saying, and reminding one and all that China had gone from being the least developed country to one of the world’s fast-developing countries.
China has become the export engine in the world because it has mastered low-cost production. We should follow the economic miracle of China. CPEC, for the first time, offers an opportunity to Pakistan to join China in a community of shared destiny and prosperity,” Ahsan said.
The biggest dimension of CPEC was bringing in economic cooperation between China and Pakistan friendship, said Ahsan. “We should have done this decades ago.”
On the bond between China and Pakistan, he remarked: “Our friendship is higher than the Himalayas, deeper than deepest of oceans and sweeter than sweetest of honey.”
China has proven to be the most trusted friend of Pakistan, he said, adding that Pakistan was facing many problems when the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government came to power in 2013.
The federal interior minister remarked that for “socialism to prosper we must combat poverty,” adding that “our ideologies are hollow and meaningless if we are a poorly developed country.” (ANI with inputs)