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Prime Minister Imran Khan along with group of cabinet Ministers including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid, Minister for Planning , Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar was in Beijing in first week of October. Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa was in Beijing too to meet with the counterparts on the subjects related to national and regional security issues especially the changing dynamics of the Kashmir conflict. This was a third visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China in less than a year especially at the momentous landmark occasion when Chinese people were celebrating their 70th Anniversary of the founding of their country.

It was important visit keeping in view the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan on Kashmir wherein the atrocities of Indian occupation forces are ongoing. Pakistan has successfully drawn the attention of the world towards the unlawful subjugation of innocent Kashmiri people. This has also reflected in the joint statement released at the conclusion of the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China. There is an overlap in the concerns of Pakistan and China regarding the recent change of the status of the Indian Held Kashmir.

Another important subject of discussion was China Pakistan Economic Corridor-a US $60 billion project of Pakistan-China Friendship that has entered the next phase of industrial cooperation and development. During this visit a complete range of relations in all matters of mutual interests were discussed. During the visit premier discussed about the various projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and cooperation in diverse field of socio-economic cooperation, industrial and collaboration in agriculture sectors.

During this Pakistan has assured for the firm commitment to the CPEC and presented the promulgation of an ordinance creating 'CPEC authority" which is meant to improve the speed of the working of CPEC projects. Prime Minister Imran Khan also met with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang wherein the renewed commitment has been drawn by the higher authorities to foster forward the relationship to higher level. People's Republic of China has celebrated its glorious 70th Anniversary of the founding of the country on 1 October with spectacular festivities across the country and abroad. The foundation was officially proclaimed by Chinese Communist Party's chairman Mao Zedong on 1 October 1949 at Tiananmen Square in...

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