ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring progress and prosperity to the country particularly Balochistan.

Addressing the concluding ceremony of historical Sibi Mela in Sibi on Sunday, he said the CPEC has been launched with the aim of creating connectivity among various regions of the world and added that no change has been made in any route of this mega project.

The President said the people of Balochistan are patriotic and they should play their due role in progress and prosperity of the country. He said the CPEC would also lead to a speedy progress of backward areas of Balochistan.

Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan is making progress in all spheres of life and the people of Balochistan are the real beneficiaries of its natural resources.

He said donated the additional funds of the President House in Islamabad to the sub-campus of National University of Modern Languages in Gwadar so that the youth of the area could learn Chinese language to play their effective role in progress of deep seaport city.

Mamnoon Hussain further said that peace and stability is being restored the country. He said the Sibi festivals bring a message of spring to the people of the area every year and a new era of progress and prosperity has been started in Balochistan.

The President further said that we should adopt a generous approach towards every one. Mamnoon further maintained that glorious expectations are knocking at our door.

Later, he gave away prizes and certificates to the outstanding livestock holders and artists for their outstanding performance during the festival.