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Pak-China relations will never change under any pressure: PM

Pak-China relations will never change under any pressure: PM
July 1, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has expressed his commitment that Pak-China relations will never change under any pressure.

In an interview with Chinese media, congratulating to China on the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, He reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to further strengthen relations with China in the spheres of politics, trade and economy.

He said China always stood by Pakistan in difficult times, adding that this is why the people of Pakistan have special place in their heart for their Chinese friends.

Pakistanis impressed by Chinese president

The prime minister maintained that the Chinese president is considered a modern-day politician in Pakistan. "Pakistanis are impressed by Chinese president’s war against corruption. Chinese president's anti-corruption campaign remained effective and successful,” he stated.

PM Imran Khan said that media and cultural relations between Pakistan and China were not as close as political relations and the session was intended at promoting media relations between two countries.

He further said it was a great achievement for China to lift a large number of people out of poverty. He said China brought 70 crore people out of poverty in few years. "China announced an end to poverty ehich is an outstanding achievement," he added.

China introduced alternative model to western democracy

He lauded China for bringing an alternative model to Western democracy. He mentioned that the party was a unique model and had beaten all Western democracies.

“The communist party system of sifting talent, grooming it and bringing it up is probably more remarkable than an electoral democracy which doesn’t bring up that sort of meritocracy and hold people accountable,” he opined.

Pakistan wants Chin's help in agriculture

"We want cooperation from the neighboring country in the field of agriculture as Pakistan is an agricultural country and we can benefit from China," the premier said.

He also said the Chinese president and the prime minister began the struggle at the village level. He said by the time the Chinese leadership reaches the top positions, they already have gained a lot of experience. He said the Chinese leadership completely understands the system and they are aware of the life standards of people at grassroot level. "This was the only reason China was able to get rid of poverty," he added.


Imran Khan said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a project that gives us optimism and hope for future economic development. He said a high level committee has also been constituted to monitor progress on the CPEC related projects and make sure there is no impediment in their way.

PM to visit Gawadar next week

Imran Khan said he is also going to Gwadar next week to oversee the pace of corridor related projects. He said his visit to China is also in the offing which will focus on further strengthen the bilateral relationship. "Pakistan hopes to attract the Chinese industries in the Special Economic Zones being established under the second phase of the CPEC," he added.

China coped Covid-19

Responding to a question, Imran Khan said China stands out the way they coped with Covid-19 pandemic. He said we are also thankful to China for donating vaccine which helped Pakistan better tackle with the pandemic.

Right of self-determination of Kashmiri people

To a question, the Prime Minister said Pakistan accepts the Chinese version on Xinjiang situation. He said it is hypocritical that there is no mention of worst human rights violations being carried out in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the western media. He said there are UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir dispute which accept the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people.


About Afghanistan, the prime minister said the breakout of civil war in the country will have serious consequences for the region. Therefore, he said, Pakistan wants political settlement in Afghanistan at all costs.