WASHINGTON: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal urged the United States on Wednesday not to look at CPEC from the Indian perspective as it was an economic plan for bringing peace and stability to South Asia and adjacent regions and not a security strategy.
At a separate meeting on Tuesday evening, Pakistan’s ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said that recent meetings between US and Pakistani officials have paved the way for the process to normalise relations between the two countries.
Mr Iqbal urged the United States to deal with Pakistan on its own merit, instead of tagging it to other states and issues in the region.
“CPEC is not a conspiracy against anyone. It is not a security plan. It’s a plan for economic prosperity, which is bringing investment in the energy, infrastructure and other key sectors,” said Mr Iqbal when reminded of US objections to the plan to build a corridor.