Pakistan’s concerns over Indian ceasefire violations are legitimate, says former US ambassador

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Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said Pakistan’s concerns over India’s ceasefire violations are legitimate. 

Speaking at a seminar held in Karachi, titled “one belt one road”, Munter said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will elevate Pakistan’s importance in the region.

“Not just Pakistan but the entire region will benefit from the corridor,” he said, adding that Pakistan’s economic future could be very bright if the blueprint for the corridor is executed and managed properly.

“People here have to want to see good governance, to see honest businesses, to see themselves open up to the world.”

When asked about India-Pakistan relations, the former ambassador said, “both countries have an enormous stake in good relations and I hope they realise that the success of one is the success of the other.”

“At this time, I hope that the leaders of both countries can listen to the people who are interested in working together. It is really up to the people of these countries and the business communities to see where their business interests are.”

The seminar was attended by Federal Minister Muhammed Zubair, former Governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr. Ishrat Hussain as well as other notable personalities.

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