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Pak denies reports of Chinese military base near Gwadar

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today rejected as "propaganda" reports that was going to establish a military base near the strategic port in southern province. "There is no proposal of building any Chinese military base near This is all propaganda against the development of the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) and strengthening of relations between and China," (FO) said. The nearly USD 50 billion - a flagship project of China's prestigious One Belt One Road - passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). It links China's restive region with Pakistan's province. has objected to as it traverses through PoK. Responding to a question about test-firing an interceptor missile, Faisal said always maintained that entail destabilising effects, especially in the regional context and can provoke an arms race. "We have proposed several missile and nuclear restraint measures to that include the commitment not to deploy will continue to follow a policy of restraint and responsibility while taking all necessary measures to ensure our national security," he said. Faisal said India's attempts to attribute ulterior motives to the for Indian death row prisoner are "testament to their double standards".

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First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 21:10 IST
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