PM, COAS discuss China visit, security situation after TLP protest sit-ins

Meeting comes after Premier Imran returns from his first official visit to China


News Desk November 06, 2018
PM Imran Khan and COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in discusion at the PM House in Islamabad. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, Express News reported.

The premier shared the details about his recent China visit with the chief of army staff. They also discussed the current security situation after the three-day countrywide protest sit-ins led by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

PM Imran returned from a five-day visit to China on Monday, where he signed 15 trade agreements with Beijing.

A financial aid package was not immediately announced, however, talks in this regard are still ongoing.

PM Imran arrives in China on five-day official visit

Premier Imran met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang and other authorities.

He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Advisor for trade Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on the visit.

PM Imran travelled for the neighbouring country in the wake of nationwide protests by religio-political parties, spearheaded by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) following the acquittal of Aasia Bibi by the Supreme Court, who was sentenced to death by the Lahore High Court for blasphemy back in 2010.

The three-day protests saw rioting with damages to public and private property.

The protests finally ended on November 2, with the government caving in to TLP demands to take steps to add Aasia's name to the Exit Control List (ECL).

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