PESHAWAR, 14 May: Despite a briefing by the federal government on not changing the route of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor in Islamabad yesterday, some political parties still have reservations over the design of the project.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had called a meeting of the parliamentary leaders of different political parties yesterday to remove their concerns over Gwadar-Kashgar trade route. During the meeting the prime minister and Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal assured all the parliamentary leaders that the route of the project will not be changed and some elements were spreading unnecessary propaganda that the route has been changed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan towards Punjab.

Some parliamentary leaders said they still have reservations over the route of the project. They demanded a visit to the sight to the project.

The meeting in Islamabad decided to form a parliamentary committee to monitor the project.

The ANP president Asfandyar Wali Khan said after the meeting that he still has reservations over changes in the trade route. The PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said some of his queries were not addressed during the meeting.


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