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

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.


Trump thanks Khan, Ghani for helping with hostages’ release

Updated 21 November 2019

Trump thanks Khan, Ghani for helping with hostages’ release

  • PM Khan reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to the Afghan peace and reconciliation process
  • President Trump emphasizes the need for a peace process owned and inclusive of the Afghan government

ISLAMABAD: US President Donald Trump has called Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to thank them for facilitating the release of an American and an Australian who were held hostage by the Taliban since 2016.
Trump made separate calls Thursday to Khan and Ghani days after the Taliban — in exchange for three top Taliban figures — freed American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks in southern Afghanistan.
According to a government statement, Khan “reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the advancement of Afghan peace and reconciliation process for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.”
In Kabul, Ghani’s office said the Afghan leader briefed Trump on the government’s peace plan and Trump emphasized the need for a peace process owned and inclusive of the Afghan government.