New Delhi, May 23 -- Pakistan's foreign ministry has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a transformational project contributing positively and transparently to the country's national development.

Pakistan's statement on Friday came after Alice Wells, outgoing principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the US State Department, recently criticized the CPEC projects, reports Xinhua news agency.

It is reiterated that CPEC, a long-term project, has helped address development gaps in energy, infrastructure, industrialization, and job creation in Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"We have reiterated many times that our total public debt relating to CPEC pro...