ISLAMABAD: PM Imran Khan has stated that government accorded top priority to CPEC so that the profound amity transforms into mutually beneficial economic equation.
Imran Khan was speaking at a meeting held here on Thursday (11th of April) with representatives of 15 leading Chinese companies working on various CPEC and other projects in Pakistan. He said that all possible facilitation would be provided to Chinese companies in undertaking profitable business ventures and taking advantage of business-friendly policies of the present government.
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing while conveying greetings from Chinese President and Premier, said that his country’s leadership is looking forward to the visit of Prime Minister to China. He thanked the Prime Minister on behalf of Chinese leadership and business community for his personal interest in facilitating Chinese businessmen and addressing their issues.
Relevant: Imran Khan noted that Pakistan would get benefits from the Chinese expertise in various sectors including agriculture and Industry. He was chairing a high-level meeting regarding his upcoming visit to China in Islamabad today. The meeting reviewed the preparations to promote cooperation between the two countries. Imran Khan said the visit is aimed to enhance cooperation in science and technology sector and other eight important sectors including mining and hi-speed railway. The Prime Minister said the government wants to learn from the Chinese experience of successful poverty alleviation.
Pakistan ‘always ready’ for dialogue with India: Qureshi
BISHKEK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called upon India to sit on negotiating table with Pakistan for the sake of regional peace when a new government takes office in New Delhi after the general election.
In an interview, he said war always brought destruction and it could not be considered as an option, particularly when both the countries are nuclear powers.
Qureshi regretted that Kashmir is burning as India is trying to suppress the voice of Kashmiris through military presence and its black laws.
He, however, said the voice of Kashmiris cannot be suppressed in this modern era of electronic media and internet.
The minister noted that the Europe Commission and the United Nations had categorically stated that Kashmiris were fighting for their right to self-determination.
He said Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav had confessed that he was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan. “India wanted his release but he would be tried according to Pakistan’s laws.”
Book on China’s digital rural dev. strategy
BEIJING: The Outline of the Digital Rural Development Strategy, which was jointly issued by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council, has been published by the People’s Publishing House.
The booklet is now available at Xinhua Bookstore outlets across China.
Europe’s scrutiny results prove Huawei “innocent”?
BEIJING: The results of Europe’s scrutiny on products by China’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. have proven the company’s “innocence,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
Spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks in response to German media reports that years of scrutiny by Britain, Germany and the European Union (EU) have found no obvious “backdoors” in Huawei products, while security loopholes are often spotted in products made by Cisco of the United States, as evidenced by ten “backdoor” incidents exposed since 2013.
“We’d like to see the U.S. comment on the findings,” Lu said at a press briefing, adding that since the “Prism gate” incident, the U.S. has remained silent over evidence alleging its illegal practices of cyber attacks and thefts.
For the purpose of gaining competitive advantages, the United States, judging others using its own standards, has resorted to smearing tactics against other countries’ enterprises without providing convincing evidence, he said.
“The conclusions of Europe’s scrutiny have proven Huawei innocent, and showed the U.S. suppression against other countries’ enterprises with state power is unjustified,” Lu added