Pakistani delegation in China for talks

In this file photo, Pakistani policemen stand guard during the unveiling ceremony of the first set of carriages of Lahore Orange Line MetroTrain in Lahore on October 8, 2017. (ARIF ALI/AFP)
Updated 18 August 2018
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Pakistani delegation in China for talks

  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has across the board political and institutional support in Pakistan, Chairman Senate said
  • The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister expressed confidence on weather strategic partnership between two countries

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani delegation led by Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani held talks on Friday in Beijing with Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Sanjrani said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has across-the-board political and institutional support in Pakistan, and CPEC projects are progressing smoothly.
Pakistan hopes that work on the new Gwadar International Airport and other social welfare projects will accelerate with Chinese assistance, he added.
Sanjrani gave assurances of continued bilateral cooperation and Pakistan’s commitment to CPEC in the wake of the change in political leadership in the country.
The China Power company is helping meet Pakistan’s energy needs, and is a source of confidence and trust between the two countries, he said.


Pakistan rescues injured Italian, Russian climbers in north

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Pakistan rescues injured Italian, Russian climbers in north

  • The two mountaineers found on Gasherbrum peak in Karakoram range got injured amid bad weather
  • Hundreds of local and foreign climbers scale different mountains and peaks in northern Pakistan every year

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani official says an army helicopter has rescued an Italian and a Russian climber stranded on a treacherous peak in the country’s north.
Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, says Francesco Cassardo of Italy and Konstantin Sidorov of Russia were found on Gasherbrum peak in the Karakoram range after they got injured amid bad weather.
Haidri says the army’s “daring rescue” on Monday got both safely off the mountain.
Hundreds of local and foreign climbers scale different mountains and peaks in northern Pakistan every year; accidents are common because of avalanches and sudden changes in weather.
Last month, Pakistan rescued four Italian and two Pakistani mountaineers after they were stranded following an avalanche in Ishkoman Valley. A third Pakistani member of the expedition was killed.