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Pak's top general accuses India of targeting CPEC

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Pakistan's top military officer today accused of targeting the USD 50 billion China- Economic Corridor (CPEC) project through "subversive activities".

The is a planned network of roads, and energy projects linking southern Pakistan, and the Gwadar Port, to China's restive Uyghur autonomous region.

As it passes through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has raised objection to the project.

Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, alleged that India's Research and Analysis Wing was targeting the thorough "subversive activities".

The highest-ranking military officer in the Defense Forces made the remarks while addressing a passing out parade of the Navy Cadets here.

Zubair, the only four-star general besides army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, said was aware of "enemy designs" and was taking effective counter measures for national security.

He also said that peace and stability in Afghanistan was vital for regional security.

Pakistan regularly accuses of carrying out sabotage activities. India has repeatedly dismissed all such allegations and asserted that cross border terrorism being perpetrated by Pakistan-based groups must stop.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 16:32 IST