Ensure CPEC Translates into A Game Changer
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will create solid two-way linkages with China and promote an indigenous resource focused growth strategy to leverage trade infrastructure of CPEC and OBOR.
CPEC is Pakistan’s golden opportunity to resurface and complete its economic turnaround. Even though CPEC is in its inception phase, it is imperative for us to establish a solid and transparent foundation for a truly empowering corridor with two-way linkages. Currently, Pakistan is not fully benefiting from CPEC related investments due to insufficient transfer of knowledge and capabilities, lesser partnerships with local businesses and our high dependence on imports of goods and services from China.
We will ensure the completion of CPEC but encourage a shift towards partnerships for project completion.
We will utilize expertise from China to supplement domestic manufacturing capabilities and enhance yields in agriculture.
We will create more opportunities to promote local value-addition through Joint Ventures and by offering incentives for value-added exports.
We will facilitate the integration of Pakistani manufacturers in global value chains.
We will ensure that local Pakistani businesses are fully involved in the implementation of CPEC project and policy.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Find below the expert`s analysis on the progress of above promise :