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Speakers on Thursday have said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) serves identical interests for Pakistan and China as both the countries desire to develop their provinces Balochistan and Xinjiang through this project.

They said CPEC construction will bring peace, affluence and prosperity by securing economic ties on the basis of economic interests.

They were addressing at the concluding session of the 3-day international conference on "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Political, Economic and Social Perspectives" organized by the University of Sindh Jamshoro.

While addressing the concluding ceremony SU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat termed the conference as successful and said that he was glad to know from the conclusion report that the moot had achieved its desired objectives as endorsed by the research and policy inputs of various presenting scholars and the ensuing interaction on their presentations.

He said that his university was focusing on CPEC and producing the skilled graduates in order to accommodate them on various projects of the corridor. He said that the culture and environment were man-made which could be changed into a better atmosphere that might benefit the youths.

"If the academic atmosphere in the varsities is made better, it will definitely bring a positive change in the attitude of students and will take them towards academic and research activities", he said.

Earlie, while presenting his research paper Dr Shabir Ahmed Khan of Area Study Centre, Peshawar University said that CPEC was an important component of China's version of One Belt One Road initiative which aimed at filling the infrastructure gap across Asia through a network of roads, highways, rail links, energy pipelines and sea ports and to link the Asia, Africa and other European countries.

Another scholar Mariyam Siddique said that the construction of CPEC will bring peace, affluence, prosperity by securing economic ties on the basis of economic interest.

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