China calling: Nawaz Sharif leaves for 5-day official visit

Prime minister to meet Chinese president, local companies to discuss various projects.

Web Desk July 03, 2013
This would be the PM’s first official international visit. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed from Islamabad on Wednesday for a five-day official visit to China.

Nawaz is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping today to discuss new policies for Pakistan.

He will also meet Chinese companies to discuss the underground transport system in Pakistan.

It was earlier reported that the prime minister will be requesting China’s help for a number of projects to overcome the energy crisis in Pakistan.

This is Nawaz's first international visit since he took oath as the prime minister. An official dinner has been arranged in Beijing in honour of the premier.


BP | 9 years ago | Reply

I don't think visit to be more fruitful because of 1. China pilgrims attacked in Pakistan 2. recent muslim riot in China. these are drawbacks of Pakistan but lets see.

Feroz | 9 years ago | Reply

China is not a country that will deliver any freebies, public must temper their expectations to avoid disappointment. China needs raw materials and they will calculate the trade offs based on the volumes of raw materials they can extract. Of course they will want to export their own capital equipment too. Very few have made money by doing business with the Chinese, I doubt Pakistani businessmen are smarter than those in the rest of the world. This relationship should not become one of slavery.

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