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Industries reshaping due to CPEC

LAHORE: Industrialists in Pakistan have started reshaping their units to make them compatible with others after launching of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Malik Tahir Javed said this while speaking in an APP News Television programme ‘Dialogue with Rubnawaz Bajwa’, here on Monday.

“I myself have started making my industrial units advance as I know that there is no way out but to get compatibility. It’s a must for our survival; those industrialists and businessmen who will not understand dynamics of the CPEC era, they will face losses and may not be able to survive in future,” he said.

He said that lazy and inefficient persons could not survive anywhere and same is the case of business and industry.

Malik Tahir Javed said that someone who remains inefficient, ignorant, incompatible or lazy have no right to demand or expect good outcome of his activities.

“I don’t feel that the apprehensions being expressed by some elements regarding CPEC have any truth. In my view the benefits and opportunities of CPEC are so heavy that they have made issues attached with it meaningless.”

He, however, said that Pakistani officials and businessmen while making deals with their counterparts in China, should have properly protected their interests and then acted upon it in letter and spirit to share benefits.

He said that he knew his friends in Gawader and other parts of the country, who have become millionaires after the launch of CPEC. “There are my friends in Gawader Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who have earned a lot because of CPEC,” he said. These are the benefits our people have started reaping, he added.

Port is being made operational in Gawader and industry is becoming compatible in Multan, Okara and Lahore etc., he said. “Actually Pakistanis are blessed with wonderful abilities of learning and competing, they can learn from others very fast.

That’s why I am confident to believe that CPEC is just a win win situation and there is nothing to be worried about it,” he said.

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