PESHAWAR, 7 October: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution against change in the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by the federal government.
During the assembly session, the government and opposition members strongly criticised the federal government and said it had promised during the All Parties Conference (APC) that the route passing from Dera Ismail Khan and Zhob will be the main route of the project and it will be constructed first. However, they said, now the government has accelerated construction work on the route passing from Islamabad and Lahore.
The lawmakers said change in the original route will benefit Punjab at the cost of KP, Sindh and Balochistan. They alleged that the federal government wants to give all benefit of the project to Punjab which will damage the collective interest of the state. Through a joint resolution, the KP Assembly members demanded the federal government to ensure implementation of agreement on the CPEC project route in the APC of 28 May.