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CPEC a bilateral economic project, has no military dimensions: Pakistan

A US media report that alleged that China has hatched a secret plan to build fighter jets and other military hardware in Pakistan as part of the $60 billion project

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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Pakistan has said that the (CPEC) is a bilateral economic project and has no military dimensions.

said this at the here on Thursday when asked about a US media report that alleged that China has hatched a secret plan to build in Pakistan as part of the $60 billion project.

The datelined report in said and Chinese officials were putting the final touches to the secret proposal. China last week dismissed as untrue the report.

Responding to the report, Faisal said the is an economic project between Pakistan and China, reported.

"The has helped Pakistan improve its economy, particularly and infrastructure sectors have improved under it. The is a bilateral economic project, which is not against any country, he was quoted as saying by the daily.

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The CPEC, which connects in with China's province, is the flagship project of Chinese Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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All-weather friends and close allies, China and Pakistan have been jointly building the Thunder, a single seater multi-role combat aircraft. Pakistan has been eyeing a number of new advanced Chinese jets including the stealth fighter.

First Published: Fri, December 28 2018. 12:50 IST