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Pakistan rejects Britain media's report about CPEC

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Monday rebutted a report "rethinks its role in China's Belt and Road plan" published by British newspaper on Sunday, saying that it was based on a statement taken out of context and distorted.

The report attributed to to Pakistani on Commerce and Textile, Abdul Razak Dawood, claimed that plans to review or renegotiate agreements reached under the China-proposed However, the in a statement rejected the article and termed it as false reporting.

"During the recent visit of Chinese Wang Yi, the two sides reiterated the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and and also reaffirmed their commitment to CPEC (Pakistan Economic Corridor)," said the statement.

According to the statement, Pakistan reassured the Chinese side that CPEC is a national priority for the government, adding that the Chinese side also highlighted the significance of CPEC for both sides.

The ministry made it sure that there is a complete unanimity between the two sides on the future direction of CPEC and that Pakistan-relations are impregnable and the government's commitment to CPEC is unwavering.

Earlier in the day, while talking to the media, Dawood termed the report misleading and misquoted, saying that he did not say anything that the paper has reported.

Pakistan's new government led by has shown its full support and a firm commitment to CPEC vowing to utilize the project for the poverty alleviation and development of the country.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 22:00 IST
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