May 15: Tolo News report by Sayed Sharif Amiri states that The plan was agreed to in April during the Pakistani prime minister’s meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in April. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said that diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan have wrapped up their fourth meeting in Islamabad on the joint action plan between the two countries.
Global Times: CPEC boosts opportunity for Pakistan: experts
October 18 – Global Times states that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will play a great role in eradicating poverty in Pakistan by creating many employment and business opportunities, Muhammad Irfan, assistant professor of Economics at Comsats University Islamabad, said recently.
"You will need warehouses, factories, hotels, houses, hospitals, and schools along the roads built under CPEC. The important thing about CPEC is that it passes through a region where Pakistan has not spent much so far. It will remove the disparity between the regions. If the disparity decreases and income opportunities increase and deprived people have the option to earn well, it will change Pakistan as a whole," Irfan told Xinhua.