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Imran Khan assures Chinese envoy that PTI protests not against CPEC

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has told China's Ambassador to Sun Weidong that his party's planned protest next month is not directed at the USD 46 billion Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

This message was conveyed to the Chinese envoy at Imran's Bani Gala residence on Tuesday.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced plans to stage a protest in on November 2, the Express Tribune has reported.

Officially, there was no word from the PTI on the meeting, but sources said discussions revolved round the and the PTI's upcoming sit-in which aims to force Prime Minister to present himself for accountability.

Imran is reported to have told the Chinese envoy that the PTI protest is aimed at the 'rampant corruption' of the government and Prime Minister and had nothing to do with

Both also agreed that Chinese investment was crucial for Pakistan's future and prosperity, sources were quoted by the paper, as saying.

Earlier this year, the Chinese embassy in had issued a press statement calling on the political leadership of the country to resolve their issues for the smooth implementation of the

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 14:43 IST