PM Imran to depart for Malaysia at end of November

PM Imran to depart for Malaysia at end of November

While welcoming Imran Khan, he said, "Pakistan China relations have already been strengthening, and now gained momentum".

"I want to make that clear in unequivocal terms".

Briefing the media persons about the federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the minister said that following this visit Pakistan would be able to handle balance of payments issue.

The faux pas is seen particularly ironic since the Pakistani premier is on a mission to secure a package from China to overcome a major economic crisis his country is confronted with.

A court in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to appear before it on December 13 in a case filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief's rival candidate in the July 25 general elections over his alleged relation with a U.S. national, Sita White.

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar says Pakistan and China have agreed to broaden the existing trajectory of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and explore new areas of cooperation.

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And so, for his confidence, I think it's very important. "It was very hard to be unsafe , but we were better in the first 25 minutes of the second half".

"We decided that our strategic dialogue must be upgraded and its level be raised to the foreign ministers level", he said.

"All rumors were put to rest after PM Imran Khan visited China", Zhao wrote.

CPEC, a $64 billion megaproject signed in 2014, aims to connect China's strategically important northwestern Xinjiang province to Pakistan's Gwadar Port through a network of roads, railways and pipelines to transport cargo, oil and gas. He added that China had "agreed to help Pakistan", and that a package was under discussion.

Ahead of his return from Beijing, the foreign minister took to Twitter for expressing his experience of a four-day-long official trip to China, stating that they had a productive visit.

He said now the agriculture sector is also being included in CPEC to uplift it. "If Pakistan is forced to reveal the harsh terms and conditions of Chinese infrastructure projects under an International Monetary Fund bailout, that would be severely damaging to China's strategic and economic interests worldwide", he said.

He said that the talks were not limited to a financial package, but also encompassed long-term partnership and investment with China. "In the future, in the light of Pakistan's need and as per our mutual agreement, we will continue to offer help economically and for betterment of people's livelihoods", she said.

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