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Prime Minister Imran Khan to leave for China on three-day visit on Oct 7

Prime Minister Imran Khan to leave for China on three-day visit on Oct 7
October 4, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for China on a three-day visit on October 7. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning Khusru Bakhtayar and Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed and Special Assistant to PM on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will also accompany him. DG ISI Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor would also accompany him. Sources said that matters pertaining to CPEC project and ML-1 will be discussed during the China visit. Prime Minister Imran Khan will also hold meetings with Chinese leadership.
CPEC project is manifestation of Pak-China friendship: PM
On October 2, Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed progress on different projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He said that CPEC is manifestation of Pak-China friendship. “It’s our top priority to remove hurdles in the CPEC project,” he said. The prime minister expressed the confidence that his upcoming visit to China and talks with the Chinese leadership will prove to be vital to further promote and strengthen relations between the two countries. The meeting also discussed the ways to promote bilateral cooperation in different departments, including economy. It was briefed about digital payment, battery storage, manufacturing of agricultural equipment, drone technology, solar cell manufacturing and research on plants and animals. Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar briefed the meeting about the ongoing CPEC projects and the steps being taken to fast track their implementation. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad briefed the meeting about the ML-1 project and its benefits for the country.