ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan accepted the Chinese version on Xinjiang situation. Xinjiang is home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Uyghur people.
Talking to Chinese media persons, PM Imran said it was hypocritical that there was no mention of the worst human rights violations being carried out in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the western media.
“There are UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir dispute which accept the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people,” he said.
To a question, Imran Khan said China stood out the way they coped with Covid-19 pandemic. He said, “We are also thankful to China for donating vaccine which helped Pakistan better tackle with the pandemic.”
About Afghanistan, he said the breakout of civil war in the country would have serious consequences for the region. Therefore, he said, Pakistan wanted political settlement in Afghanistan at all costs.
To another query, he said a high level committee had also been constituted to monitor progress on the CPEC related projects and make sure there was no impediment in their way.
Imran Khan said he was going to Gwadar next week to oversee the pace of the corridor related projects. He said his visit to China was also in the offing which would focus on further strengthening the bilateral relationship.
The prime minister said Pakistan hoped to attract the Chinese industries in the Special Economic Zones being established under the second phase of the CPEC.
“We are also looking to benefit from the Chinese expertise in the agriculture sector to bolster the productivity of this sector of the economy,” he said.