Islamabad (APP): Pakistan welcomes the Britain’s wish to join the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said in an interview with Radio Pakistan , several countries in the European Union and the Central Asian Republics are also showing a keen interest in the mega project.

According to Iqbal, this proved that the project is not only restricted to Pakistan and China but has a greater regional impact and would promote connectivity in the region and beyond.

The minister further stated that CPEC which has changed the image of the country would make Pakistan a hub of manufacturing and commerce.

Ahsan Iqbal added that the establishment of economic zones under CPEC would help create employment opportunities in the country and strengthen economic growth.

Responding to a question, Ahsan Iqbal said Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Raddul Fasaad have broken the back of terrorists.