‘Malaysia wants to be part of CPEC’
Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Datuk Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtaba said on Monday that China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) project would open up tremendous opportunities and Malaysia wanted to be a part of this new era of economic development in Pakistan.
In a meeting with Chairman of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) here, he said that apart from China and Turkey, Pakistan should also focus on the potential of the ASEAN ( Association of South East Asian Nations). Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtaba urged the PBIT to encourage Pakistani business community to participate in the upcoming conference in Pangkor Island in September, and in the Malaysian International Halal Expo 2016 which was expected to bring together businesses from across the globe.
The Malaysian High Commissioner said that he would hold meeting with Punjab Chief Minister to discuss the existing bilateral huge trade potential that needed to be translated into reality. He added that media could play a pivotal role in changing the perception and bringing closer the business community of both countries. He informed the PBIT Chairman that a Malaysian airline was also going to start its operations in Pakistan from March this year.
While, PBIT Chairman Abdul Basit said that CPEC was a $46billion project which would not only benefit Pakistan and China but also unleash countless opportunities for countries around the globe.
He was of the view that trade events and delegation exchanges were the best ways to enhance the economic ties and establish people-to-people contact.