ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Thursday said China had decided to open visa office in Peshawar to further boost economic relations with Pakistan.
Yao Jing said this while talking to media during his visit to China Window in Peshawar. He also said the first Small Economic Zone of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Rashakai would be operational this year which would help in poverty alleviation.
To a query, the Chinese ambassador said Kashmir was an international dispute and any unilateral action to change its special status was not acceptable.
He stressed the need for resolving the Kashmir dispute through peaceful dialogue for maintaining regional peace and stability.
The ambassador was briefed about the various galleries of the cultural center including literature and photo galleries, the CPEC and Pak-China friendship wall.
He hailed the friendly attitude of Pakistani people towards China besides their hospitality.
On Sept 18, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed the hope to attract the private sector from China to relocate industry in Pakistan.
“The Board of Investment, the Ministry of Investment and we all are trying to create ease of doing business in Pakistan. We are also trying to bring cost of doing business down in the country in a bid to attract large investments,” Imran Khan had said while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad after performing groundbreaking of Prefabricating Housing Project in Islamabad. A large number of Chinese businessmen were present on this occasion.
He had said we know Vietnam had benefitted from relocation and Cambodia was trying to attract relocation of industry into its country.
PM Imran had said agriculture and prefab housing were two important sectors in Pakistan. Once we could raise productivity in agriculture, we could reduce poverty in rural areas, he added.