ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his reservations over the preference being given to the eastern route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
He asked the premier to adhere to the decisions reached at an all-party conference (APC) held over the project in May this year.
“CPEC is a life-time opportunity for the country’s progress, however, preference is being given to the eastern route which is longer in comparison to the western route and will foster resentment in the smaller provinces against Punjab,” Shah said.
He demanded that the government revisit its policies and priorities regarding execution of the CPEC and other development projects ‘in order to keep the federation intact’ adding that the objective can only be achieved by taking all the federating units into confidence and ratifying their reservations.
Meanwhile, the opposition staged a walkout from the Senate following heated debate over the alleged change in the route of CPEC.