As the slow pace of construction and security concerns are bothering the Chinese nationals working for the CPEC, China advised Pakistan to create 'enabling conditions' for the same.
Pakistan authorities claimed that the wanted militant Hizbullah was among the three killed militants.
It was surprising for us when China raised the issue of additional guarantees during the meeting, a senior Pakistani official who was part of the meeting said.
In Ladakh, both sides had agreed to a phased withdrawal and the creation of buffer zones with limits of patrolling to avoid any further clashes. As events are playing out, it is evident that China is dragging its feet on a pullback beyond symbolic gestures.
Pakistan’s government targets raising the country’s textile and clothing exports from USD 13.5 billion in 2018 to USD 25 billion by 2025.
Speaking on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Gen Naravane said terror incidents have seen a downturn and the Army is maintaining pressure on terror groups.
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.
Pakistani Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar on Tuesday said that this year was a significant year for CPEC as several significant milestones were achieved or will be achieved by the end of the year, Xinhua reported.
Heritage monuments, including the Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, also known as the descent of the Ganges and Krishna's Butterball, besides the lighthouse, are being spruced up.
The CPEC-flagship project of President Xi Jinping-become a major irritant in India-China relations as the infrastructure project traverses through PoK
China said it reaffirmed its support for Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and said that it opposed any unilateral actions that could complicate the regional situation.
There can be little doubt that China’s stocks at this juncture in the Indian public domain, is at the lowest.
Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar who accompanied Imran Khan said on Tuesday that China had promised at the highest level to help through an assistance package to tide over the crisis but did not reveal the amount.
This is the second USD 6 billion package which Imran Khan has managed to obtain in the last few weeks as Pakistan reeled under severe financial crisis.
The contractors have stopped work on several projects of the CPEC after their cheques worth over Rs. 5 billion bounced.
The meeting comes at a time when two sides are looking to "reset" ties, which suffered during the two-month Doklam standoff last year.
Asked whether the US-China trade spat is advantageous to India, he said, "If war happens, elephants fight and grass gets affected. We are part of the grass. We don't want that”.
Drabu addressed a special session at the summit on investment opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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