From Our Correspondent
LAHORE: A high-level delegation of the private sector left for Thimpu (Bhutan) yesterday to represent Pakistan in the forthcoming 70th executive committee meeting of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Talking to media prior to departure, the leader of the delegation SAARC Chamber and Chairman United Business Group Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik, said the distinctive features of the CPEC will also be highlighted during the deliberations, besides the briefing to the participants on regional issues confronting the South Asian countries. He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would act as a trade bridge between South Asia, Middle East and Europe by building roads, railways and, consequently, the enhance trade potential of the region. He said CPEC is a geoeconomic project, with economic implications not just for China and Pakistan, but will also indirectly benefit other countries, those which are not part of the $ 46 billion investment. This economic corridor will benefit from new emerging regional cooperation in South Asia besides transforming the future of the region, driven by economy and energy, and the building of pipelines and ports with roads and rail infrastructure.