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Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Nong Rong donates 200 Mobile Oxygen concentrators to Pakistan on behalf of The Peoples Republic of China, oxygen concentrators were handed over to Chairman NDMA Lt General Akhtar Nawaz Satti.



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Pakistan accepts China's version on Xinjiang's Uighurs: PM Imran


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Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the Chinese media on Thursday. — DawnNewsTV


Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the Chinese media on Thursday. — DawnNewsTV


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan accepted Beijing's version regarding the treatment of Uighurs in China's Xinjiang province.

Speaking to Chinese journalists on Thursday as Beijing marked the centenary of the ruling Communist Party, the prime minister said that the Chinese version was completely different from what was being reported in Western media.

"Because of our extreme proximity and relationship with China, we actually accept the Chinese version."
He said that it was hypocritical that while the Uighur situation and Hong Kong was being highlighted, attention was not being given to the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

"It is hypocritical. There are much worse human rights violations taking place in other parts of the world such as in occupied Kashmir. But Western media hardly comments on this," he said.


PM Imran praises Communist Party

During his media talk, PM Imran also praised the Communist Party of China (CPC) for its unique model, calling it an alternative to Western democracy.

"Until now, we had been told that the best way for societies to improve was through Western democracy.
"The CPC has introduced an alternative model and they have beaten all Western democracies in the way they have highlighted merit in society," he said.

He said that a society only succeeds when it has systems in place for holding the ruling elite accountable and ensuring meritocracy. "Until now, the feeling was that electoral democracy is the best way to bring leaders on merit and hold them accountable.

"But the CPC has achieved much better [outcomes] without democracy. Their system for sifting through talent and bringing it up is better than the democratic system," he said.

PM Imran also praised the "flexibility" of the system. "In our society and in Western democracies, it is difficult to bring change as you are bound by rules and regulations," he said, lamenting the fact that democracies only plan for "the next five years".

He said that leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping worked their way up from the bottom. "One can only become a leader after going through a long struggle. This process is not present in Western democracies. An American president doesn't go through this rigorous process."

He said that when leaders like Xi reach the top, they are able to completely understand the system, a trait that is "unique to China".


'Pakistan will not take sides'

The prime minister also highlighted Pakistan's strong ties with China.

"Whenever Pakistan has been in trouble, politically or internationally, China has always stood with us. The people of China have a special place in the hearts of Pakistanis," he said, adding that relations between the two countries have only gotten stronger.

"You see a strange great power rivalry in the region. The United States is wary of China and has formed a regional alliance called the 'Quad'.

"We think that it is unfair of the US and Western powers to expect countries like Pakistan to take sides," he said. "Pakistan will not downgrade its relations with China."

He added that the idea that India was supposed to act as a counter balance to China would be "detrimental" for the former. "China is too strong. India will reap far greater benefits by engaging in trade with China rather than trying to act as a counter balance. If anyone is going to lose out, it will be India."

He stated that Pakistan's relationship with China had nothing to do with India. "Our relationship is a bilateral relationship. It is extremely strong."



Situation in Afghanistan

Asked to comment on how he saw the situation unfolding in Afghanistan, the premier said: “Unfortunately no one has the answer right now.”

He said that the US trying to find a military solution in Afghanistan was its "biggest mistake". "They kept doing the same thing over and over and over again and thought they would get a different result,” the premier said.

He explained that historically, the people of Afghanistan have been resistant to “being dictated from the outside”. “You can invade Afghanistan, but once you are there it is a very difficult country to control.”

PM Imran said the Afghan war had gone on too long and created deep divisions in Afghan society.

He said that the moment the Americans decided there was no military solution in Afghanistan, they gave a date for the exit and the Taliban considered that a victory.

“Now when they think they have won the war, it is very difficult from Pakistan’s point of view to make them reach a political settlement.”

The prime minister said Pakistan was worried about the possibility of a civil war in Afghanistan. In such a scenario, Pakistan will suffer the most after Afghanistan, he said.


'Pakistan committed to strengthening relations'

The prime minister began his media talk by congratulating the Chinese president and the Communist Party. "In Pakistan, we admire the the Chinese president for two reasons: for his fight against corruption [...] and for bringing people out of poverty."

He said that Pakistan is committed to strengthening relations with China whether it be politically or economically.

"The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project," he said, adding that he will be going to Gwadar next week to oversee development work. He said that he was also looking forward to his trip to China which is in the offing.

Commenting on the economic relationship between the two countries, the prime minister said that he sees this moving forward. "The next phase of CPEC is very exciting for Pakistan. We plan to attract Chinese investment for special economic zones as our labour is cheaper."

He said that Pakistan can learn a lot from China when it comes to agriculture. "China's agricultural productivity is much higher, and I hope that we can benefit from the latest techniques and technology."

He said that despite what the world may think of China due to its economic dominance, it admired President Xi.

"The way China dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic was unique [...] considering that it started there. When you look at the rest of the world, China stands out," he said, adding that Islamabad was grateful to Beijing for the help extended during the fight against the coronavirus.
 

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Pakistan's exports to China increases 34% amount to $2.33 Billion in 2021.

Pakistan’s exports to neighboring ally China have shown impressive double-digit growth in fiscal year 2021, going above $2 billion, announced Advisor to Prime Minister on Trade and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood.

“I’m pleased to share that our exports have done quite well in our major markets. During FY2021, our exports to China increased by 34% to $2.33 billion as compared to $1.74 billion in the previous FY, increasing by $586 million,” said Dawood in a series of tweets.

Pakistan, China are longtime allies and also partners in the multi-million-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), part of the ambitious China's Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to connect Asia with Africa and Europe via land and maritime networks to boost trade and stimulate economic growth.
 

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PM Imran to virtually participate in CPC summit today

Chinese President Xi Jinping to chair summit; over 500 political parties, 10,000 representatives to join session

News Desk
July 06, 2021

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Prime Minister Imran Khan.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will virtually participate in the Communist Party of China (CPC) and World Political Parties Summit today (Tuesday).

"At the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of the People’s Republic of China, HE Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Imran Khan will participate in CPC and World Political Parties Summit,” being held virtually today. General Secretary CPC and President Xi Jinping will Chair the Summit," said the Prime Minister's House in a statement.

"More than 500 political parties and over 10,000 political workers/representatives from various parts of the world are expected to join and attend the virtual Summit.Twenty-one world leaders will join the Summit and make statements," it added.

It further stated that, "Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, will deliver a speech. A Joint Statement of Proposals will be issued at the conclusion of the Summit."
A day ago, China hailed premier's statement that the CPC had found a unique model of governance and brought enormous developments for the Chinese society in its own way.
"I have noted the relevant report. Also noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan said that CPC has found a unique model and brought enormous developments for the Chinese society in its own way beating many Western democracies. We appreciate these remarks," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said during his regular briefing.

On July 1, in an interview with the Chinese media, premier felicitated China on the 100th anniversary of the CPC. He also appreciated the flexibility in the system of the CPC to adopt changes and mend its policies according to the needs, which led to the quick development of the most populous country in the world.

“The CPC is a unique and alternative model, parallel to the electoral democratic system,” he said in response to a question. “The CPC introduced an efficient system of sifting talent and grooming it up which was more remarkable than the electoral democracy,” he added.

“This is something unique for China. You don’t see this in many other electoral democracies,” PM Imran said, adding that he had gone through China’s political process – from village to the national level – and found that both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang were well aware of the people’s problems.

“Until now, we had been told that the best way for societies to improve was through Western democracy. [But] the CCP has introduced an alternative model and they have beaten all Western democracies in the way they have highlighted merit in society,” he added.

“In … Western democracies, it is difficult to bring change as you are bound by rules and regulations. Democracies of today plan only for the next five years. The CCP achieved better without democracy. Their system for sifting through talent and bringing it up is better than the democratic system,” the premier remarked.
 

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"But the CPC has achieved much better [outcomes] without democracy. Their system for sifting through talent and bringing it up is better than the democratic system," he said.

PM Imran also praised the "flexibility" of the system. "In our society and in Western democracies, it is difficult to bring change as you are bound by rules and regulations," he said, lamenting the fact that democracies only plan for "the next five years".
Excellent thoughts by PMIK. The logical next step should be for Pakistan to emulate the alternative Chinese model he has praised, and be free of rules and regulations holding Pakistan back.
 

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Excellent thoughts by PMIK. The logical next step should be for Pakistan to emulate the alternative Chinese model he has praised, and be free of rules and regulations holding Pakistan back.

Yes, not a bad idea.
 

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China will never seek expansion and sphere of influence, said President Xi Jinping while addressing CPC and World Political Parties Summit.


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Over generations, Sino-Pak relationship has reached ‘unique level of trust’: FM

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ISLAMABAD, July 7 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the 70-year relationship between Pakistan and China had proved its strength with a unique level of trust shown by the two generations, governments and political parties.

“From China’s Chairman Mao to President Xi and Pakistan’s Field Marshal Ayub Khan to Prime Minister Imran Khan, both sides have contributed to the unique and priceless relationship,” the foreign minister said in a media talk, here at the opening session of the high-level conference on ‘Pakistan-China at 70: A Unique Bilateral Partnership’.

The foreign minister said the relationship between Pakistan and China was all about “trust and confidence”, adding that from generation to generation, Pakistan has pursued its journey with China in the right direction.

To a question on China Pakistan Economic Corridor, he rejected the ambiguity raised by certain circles and categorically stated that the mega project would continue unhindered.

“Dismiss any doubts about CPEC, because there is a national consensus over it and the related activity will go on unabated,” he said.

The foreign minister mentioned that the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had laid down the foundation of the second phase of CPEC, which would ensure industrial development, agricultural productivity and poverty alleviation.
 

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Over 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines transported from China to Pakistan

Wed, 7 Jul 2021,

BEIJING, July 7 (APP): Over 20 million doses of Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines have so far been transported from China to Pakistan to prevent and control Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

The Chinese vaccines included 14.5 million doses of Sinovac and 6 million doses of Sinopharm respectively.
A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airlifted two million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad yesterday, Qadir Bux Sangi, PIA Country Manager for China said on Wednesday.

Around two million more Chinese Covid vaccines will be brought to Pakistan from China within next few days, he told APP.

Pakistan has been using mainly Chinese vaccines namely Sinopharm and Sinovac, although others are also available.

The government has run a massive vaccination drive across the country to achieve the target of providing 70 million doses of vaccines aimed at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

It may be mentioned that Pakistani health authorities had launched a nationwide vaccination drive with around a million doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China, starting with older people and frontline healthcare workers, in March.

The drive began with a focus on the oldest people in the community, generally over the age of 80 and worked its way down.

Initially, the government had to deal with vaccination hesitancy and a shortage of vaccine supplies and had limited shots for people aged 30 or over. Now it is available for the people aged over 18 years.

Islamabad received the first COVID-19 vaccine consignment after a military aircraft transported it from Beijing on February 01, this yea
 

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