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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a ceremony in Beijing last year. AFP/File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a ceremony in Beijing last year. AFP/File

BEIJING: Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China blames the East Turkestan Islamic Movement for carrying out attacks in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people, though many foreign experts doubt the group's existence in a cohesive group.

China, a major Pakistan ally in the region, has long urged Islamabad to weed out what it says are militants from Xinjiang, who are holed up in a lawless tribal belt, home to a lethal mix of militant groups which include the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Hundreds have died in unrest in Xinjiang in the last two years or so. Exiles and activists say that Chinese control on the religion and culture of the Uighur people is more a cause of the violence than well-organised militant groups.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Xi that his country would “continue to resolutely fight the East Turkestan Islamic Movement terrorist forces,” China's foreign ministry said in a statement following the meeting in Beijing.

Pakistan will increase its coordination with China on Afghanistan as well, so as to “jointly maintain regional peace and stability,” Sharif said.

Pakistan will also do all it can to guarantee the safety of Chinese companies and workers in the country, he added, who have in the past been attacked by militants.

China and Pakistan call each other “all-weather friends” and their close ties have been underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbour, India, and a desire to hedge against U.S. influence across the region.

Pakistan, China sign MoUs

China's foreign ministry said the two countries had signed more than 20 agreements on Sharif's trip, including nuclear power and on the deepwater port of Gwadar, which China is developing.

Read: Pakistan, China ink 19 agreements on energy, basic infrastructure

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Ministers Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal, and Special Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi were also present on the occasion.

The Chinese premier was assisted by Vice Chairman of National Development and Reforms Commission and other officials.

The agreements signed between the two countries include solar power production at Quaid-e Azam Solar Park, easy loan for laying optic fibre between the two countries, mining of 65,00,000 metric tons of coal in Thar Block-2, 870 MW Sukhi Kinari hydropower project, 1320 MW Sahiwal power project and MoU for 100 MW Jhimpir wind power project.

An agreement was also signed to establish an Industrial Park in Faisalabad.

The two countries also inked an agreement for economic and technical cooperation.

China to establish $40bn Silk Road infrastructure fund

The Chinese president also announced today that his country will contribute $40 billion to set up a Silk Road infrastructure fund to boost connectivity across Asia – the latest Chinese project to spread the largesse of its own economic growth.

China has dangled financial and trade incentives before, mostly to Central Asia but also to countries in South Asia, backing efforts to resurrect the old Silk Road trading route that once carried treasures between China and the Mediterranean.

The goal of the fund is to “break the connectivity bottleneck” in Asia, state media quoted Xi as saying during a meeting in Beijing with leaders from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar and Tajikistan.

The Silk Road Fund will be “open” and welcome investors from Asia and beyond to “actively” take part in the project, Xi was cited as saying, ahead of a separate summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) grouping, also being held in the Chinese capital.

Last month, Xi unveiled the $50 billion China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, both multilateral lenders that count Washington and its allies as their biggest financial backers.

Comments (143) Closed

Aly khan Nov 08, 2014 03:20pm

Mr NS can you sort out your own house first, every day we read Pakistanis killed , childern rapped, properties looted And you want to help china, please get your own house in order first

Ali Nov 08, 2014 03:20pm

Good both countries need to work together to eliminate terrorist in the region.

ritu Nov 08, 2014 03:21pm

Also help India. also help US to fight against Taliban.

Reader Nov 08, 2014 03:26pm

What a joke! PM offers to fight Xingjang militants but forgets that he hasn't managed to fight militants in his own back yard. Politicians think that public are a bunch of idiots.

Danish Haider Nov 08, 2014 03:30pm

This is joke of the century, just recently Lal Masjid radicals and other banned outfits took over streets of Islamabad in solidarity with PML-N, for saving democracy in Pakistan and against sit in by PAT/PTI. Someone who is supported by extremists is offering support to China.

A shah Nov 08, 2014 03:32pm

So pakistan has to stop providing safe havens and trying camps for terrorists. If you saw the news last week china blatantly pointed to pakistan and said these terrorists are in your back yard. This is shameful.

A shah Nov 08, 2014 03:37pm

Haha this is like a Ebola victim saying he will help others from getting infected

kk Nov 08, 2014 03:39pm

Attaboy!! Militancy has been eradicated from Pakistan. Let's start helping our neighbours...poor China.

siddharth Nov 08, 2014 03:44pm

@A shah you nailed it

being human Nov 08, 2014 03:48pm

palestine and kashmir are oppressed but xinjiang and uighurs are not? such hypocrisy.

Dr Carla Nov 08, 2014 03:49pm

@A shah I never saw perfect comment like yours.

siddharth Nov 08, 2014 03:49pm

I recently read a news on dawn where the FO of Pakistan declared Kashmiri separatists as freedom fighters. Surprisingly Xinjiang separatists are called militants.

Rohan Nov 08, 2014 03:51pm

Again fighting someone else's war?

Jahangir Khan Nov 08, 2014 03:53pm

Good going Nawaz..Focusing on economic empowerment and also over eradicating extremism from Pakistan..World is appreciating your efforts and asking for help in their soil as well...Hope IK will learn something out of it and do some good things for KPK..Extremism is also through actions like Nawaz reaction over IK's extremist behavior was wonderful, Nawaz was sober and decent...

david Nov 08, 2014 03:56pm

What an irony, supports militants as fredomfighters in kashmir, but supports chinese oppression on muslims

Auora Nov 08, 2014 03:58pm

Test case for Pakistan & next few years will inform the depth of commitments .Chinese will definitely armtwist whenever needed, behind the curtain.

Chetan Chandra Nov 08, 2014 03:58pm

Pakistan had developed an interest into poking it's nose into other's issues,not knowing what is happening in their own background.

Sohan Nov 08, 2014 04:03pm

Better would be first fight Pakistan based terrorist groups.

Jat Nov 08, 2014 04:03pm

@Aly khan - Mr NS can you sort out your own house first -

What is wrong in helping a small, weak, poor country like China ? Now that, Gen K Hamid Mir has retired, he can be loaned to the Chinese government on a non-returnable basis.

Truth Nov 08, 2014 04:30pm

@A shah Good one..

Harmony Nov 08, 2014 04:33pm

@Dr Carla - A "perfect comment" recommendation coming from a doctor? Only the ones who have suffered know the real pain (you should know better) and we have suffered more than any other nation. You guys are only good at in showing your true colours in taking sadistic pleasure.

wiserneighbour Nov 08, 2014 04:38pm

@Ali how can the xianjiang freedom fighters are terrorists and kashmir terrorists are freedom fighters?

Pole Vaulter Nov 08, 2014 04:39pm

On the one hand KSA pumps in money and Mr NS accepts it. Then China is concerned about safe havens of Xinxiang terrorists and has money to invest in reeling economy of Pakistan and Mr NS sings a different tune...again for money. politicians do anything for money and country goes to dogs!

wiserneighbour Nov 08, 2014 04:43pm

This is the hypocrisy of pak govt represented by civil or military .For pakistan's convenience and benefit some terrorists are freedom fighters and some freedom fighters are terrorists . nomenclature is directionally proportional to benefits received .

khan Nov 08, 2014 04:49pm

This is sad to hear that Pakistan will help china to suppress and victimize more brutally the muslims of xinjiang Xinjiang whose muslims are not allowed to have beard,not allowed to fast in the month of Ramadhan at work places or kids in school (forced to eat), women cannot wear hijab (not allowed to get on public transportation if male have beard or female is wearing hijab) I am surprised that MR Nawaz Sharif instead of condemning the chinese govt is going to help them (price tag 45 billion $)

Bingo Nov 08, 2014 04:51pm

@Zak : Kashmir is not Pakistan territory it is Kashmiri territory. Do not try to usurp Kashmir.

M. Emad Nov 08, 2014 05:15pm

Pakistan help China, but not Afghanistan, India, Iran and Bangladesh to fight militants !

zeeshan Nov 08, 2014 05:40pm

These statements would have been relevant in 90's but not in 2014. It shows our PM is living in the past, has no understanding of present and no vision for the future.

Sachin Nov 08, 2014 05:41pm

Sir please help India also and do not let your soil be used for attacks against India

Ganga Din Nov 08, 2014 05:43pm

Who will help Pakistan?

Abbas Nov 08, 2014 05:47pm

Mian Sb, please take the hands off from terrorist organisation in your home country first and then try to indulge ur self in others matters.

Kamran Nov 08, 2014 05:55pm

China is playing a game here with its own Uighur minority. The Chinese government wants to crack down on dissent in Xinjiang without addressing the root causes of it which is the ethnic Han minority getting more jobs there. To do this, they have created this myth of radicalized Muslim extremists. And because China has so much power and influence in Pakistan, they can demand this from the Pakistanis who have no choice but to repeat what China says like a parrot and do what it says.

Zak Nov 08, 2014 06:05pm

@Bingo let the UN hold plebiscite, then the truth will out.

Zak Nov 08, 2014 06:06pm

@Ganga Din the Almighty will help Pakistan

BCCI Nov 08, 2014 06:09pm

An irony! If anyone needs help, it is pakistan.

satyajit Nov 08, 2014 06:10pm

Pak can't even clear its own backyard and promises others to help..sound funny indeed

W.Shaikh Nov 08, 2014 06:15pm

This visit and agreements are very significant for both countries. Pakistan and China are proud to have evergreen friendship. This visit signifies it. Pakistan should celebrate because these agreements will help us to develop infrastructure and bring prosperity in the country. It will not happen overnight but certainly a giant leap in the right direction.

I believe every one is entitle to their opinion and I respect the different views expressed on this form by my fellow readers. However; I must say opposition in the name of opposition is not the right approach. We must commend the government where credit is due but at the same time be vocal when there is some thing wrong. This is how we going to do national building and I urge my fellow countrymen to enjoy different of opinions while keep the national interest above the politics.

Ammy Nov 08, 2014 06:27pm

Should take care of ISIS recruitment in Pakistan , rather than trying to help others. Before helping other, one should help yourself, to be in a situation to help.

Lalit Nov 08, 2014 06:31pm

kabhi hamari bhi sun lo sarkar.......-India

KKDG Nov 08, 2014 06:43pm

what a comedy? what a comedy?. Mr. NS when your going to settle the amount that you got 30 years back from banks...

Krishna Prasad Nov 08, 2014 06:55pm

one simple question - match your promises with action- and let your own people see this before China and the whole world would gladly appreciate and look forward to your actions in future. Not so simple. Please show the results. Or else, even a common Pakistani citizen would just ignore and keep going for, the words have no value.

Krishna Prasad Nov 08, 2014 06:58pm

In a lighter vein, what is my share (sic) from out of $40 billion being gifted to my country?

bhupal Nov 08, 2014 07:06pm

@A shah Indeed ebola victim can help!. Thro blood donation, it acts like anti venom serum in snake bite.

mohammad shafique Nov 08, 2014 07:06pm

terrorism cannot be eliminated by force the problem must be tackled politically...china must give uigurs their rights and pakistan must not meddle in chinas internal squables

shoaib Nov 08, 2014 07:10pm

The Indians have to use fake names to post negative comments on any positive news about Pakistan everywhere on the web. At least our poor airlines don't get hit by bbuffaos . Anyways this is great news for Pakistan which has suffered for so long because of Indian hypocrisy beginning from 1947, meddling with Bangladesh and Kashmir and Afghanistan. The only nation who should stop poking their small noses in external affairs is India. Man up and use your real names when posting comments

Amir Nov 08, 2014 07:10pm

Pakistan is stuck in a mess. Everybody is demanding Pakistan to fight terrorism and their wars. No country civilians and army alike in the world has suffered more than what Pakistan has and still is , but the demands are getting more and more. I don't understand when our rulers will be abe to say no to other countries war. Pakistan has suffered enough and shold be left alone so that we can just think about our own major issues instead of others. But that will not happen as nobody wants us to progress

krishan gopal Nov 08, 2014 07:19pm

So now uighars are terrorists but hamas is a political organization...

Jawad Nov 08, 2014 07:22pm

@bhupal O really !
If it's so easy --- why all the people dying??? You give blood from infected person to anyone --- you will transmit Ebola.

shoaib Nov 08, 2014 07:38pm

@wiserneighbour India is the worst neighbour any country could possibly have. Not one single country around India has progressed due to the sucking power of India. Instead of helping your neighbours you destroy them from inside using proxy parties to destabilize them politicially and economically. Just look at Bangladesh which is so backward that it even have to import electricity from India which uses these exports to increase poor countries dependance on Bharat.

FactCheck Nov 08, 2014 07:42pm

Is this comedy of some kind? You can’t even fight terrorism and lynching in your own country.

Chinese are laughing at the good joke

A Shah Nov 08, 2014 07:49pm

Erm, aren't we supposed to be helping the surpressed Muslims as we do in Kashmir and Palastian?

reality bites Nov 08, 2014 07:53pm

What a joke of a prime minster a Nawaz is.

Chinese pm didn't even come to Pakistan because of the terrorism situation here. Now Nawaz is going to show China how to handle terrorism?

Am I missing something? Unbelievable.

reality bites Nov 08, 2014 07:54pm

@Jahangir Khan Sarcasm right?

ebz Nov 08, 2014 07:58pm

@A shah Well ebola victims can actually help others by donating their blood as they have antibodies already present ( just a side note).

reality bites Nov 08, 2014 07:59pm

@Harmony You don't get it. It's OK. Dr. Carla is spot on appreciating A Shah's comment.

Hoodwink Nov 08, 2014 08:04pm

What happened to Muslim Muslim bhai bhai. Aren't poor Uighurs freedom fighters like the Kashmiris? Is Pakistan dancing to the tune of money?

reality bites Nov 08, 2014 08:04pm

@Ganga Din No one will., if you can't help yourself. Pakistan is considered to be one of the most corrupt, intolerant

Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali Nov 08, 2014 08:11pm

Clean your own house before you start giving advice to others. By the way they are oppressed Muslims, you are talking about.

T. M. Reddy Nov 08, 2014 08:18pm

Hilarious thing to help China. China is relatively a mighty country to help - LOL

nisar Nov 08, 2014 08:21pm

This guy has gone bonkers. Trying to help superpower china in Xingjang and create more problems for our nation. Please clean your country first before embarking on suicidal trip

kaleemuddin khan Nov 08, 2014 08:40pm

Allah:Give us courage and peace including in our region.Good news for Faisalabad also(Faisalabad Industrial Park project also signed)

Whatever Nov 08, 2014 08:55pm

We, the people in China, want to thank Pakistan for this pledge.

Deepak Nov 08, 2014 08:59pm

Good NS.. finally you agreed that there are terrorist in the world and you will help.. I hope you will do something than assurance... Terrorists are terrorists... they should be finished else they will finish you.

bhupal Nov 08, 2014 09:25pm

@Jawad. Yes, only if ebola victim survives! To give you a bit of science fact , survivor's blood contains ebola antibodies which kill ebola virus.

Salim Alvi Nov 08, 2014 09:25pm

How will Pakistan help China? China has banned beard, Quran, Burkha and Bedouin male dress code, and is now demolishing mosques to curtail militancy. Will Pakistan start exporting shaving creams, razors, etc? But we heard China makes it cheaper and of high quality. Little confused, rational mind though not of Hoodbhoy calibre with MIT PhD type inquiring. Out of box moderately enlightened Musharraf type solution, comes to my confused mind: Pakistan needs to train its abundant crop of Mullahs in Yogasana & Zen (Dhyan) and export them to China.

What do the esteemed commentators think?

Sami Nov 08, 2014 09:30pm

@Harmony perfer answer at perfect time

Lucky Star Nov 08, 2014 09:38pm

@Aly khan One issue cannot make hostage of entire country. We have to make use of parallel programming and that's what NS's governmnet is doing. So do something good for the country instead of just criticising for the sake of criticising! Ask your Dherna friends in Islambad , get out of Islamabad because they are also part of problem and not part of solution.

Mukesh Bhaskar Nov 08, 2014 09:39pm

Unable to do any thing with their own militancy, helping China? May be an other way of getting more money, as they did to USA.

Lucky Star Nov 08, 2014 09:42pm

@siddharth Kashmiris are freedom fighters as FO of Pakistan described.

Sami Nov 08, 2014 09:44pm

@reality bites you only missed the reality like IK

Haaris Nov 08, 2014 10:09pm

NS needs to tell Chinese to stop oppressing ughir Muslims in China and not help them in any shape or form that said the trade between the two countries is a positive move by NS.

Akashvani Nov 08, 2014 10:11pm

You cracked the joke of this century!!!!!

Abdul Malik Nov 08, 2014 10:13pm

You cannot even fight your own home grown insurgency and militancy, how can you help China. This is just an eye wash for securing Chinese investment in Pakistan. The Chinese are stupid.

Qamar Nov 08, 2014 10:35pm

I will love to see the real pictures of the meeting, to see our talented PM (who is holding foreign minister's portfolio also) reading from a paper in front of Chinese leaders.

Qamar Nov 08, 2014 10:36pm

@Aly khan . NS did not say it, he only read it from the written notes that he was given by Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi.

Karthik Nov 08, 2014 10:37pm

Now he proxies are haunting all the neighbours but more importantly it is consuming pakistan itself. How peaceful the region had pakistan not used proxies against Kashmir.

ashraf Nov 08, 2014 10:39pm

good joke.

Jacky Nov 08, 2014 10:42pm

work together is sensible, but help a super power is beyond imagination........

Kasif Nov 08, 2014 10:43pm

@Zak Zak do you know what the UN Resolution says? Well if you have not read it or have read it but not it is what the UN Resolution says.......First Pakistan has to vacate the Kashmir territory it is illegally occupying. Don't believe me? Go read the resolution yourself. And still if you don't believe it or cant understand it, all I can say is God help Zak please.

Kasif Nov 08, 2014 10:45pm

@shoaib Guess you don't read newspaper or listen to news on regular basis. May be that's the reason of your half knowledge about Bangladesh.

joe Nov 08, 2014 10:54pm

@A shah I like it. .hàaaaaaa

Parvez Nov 08, 2014 11:00pm

Did the Chinese appreciate our PM's sense of humor ?

Last Word Nov 08, 2014 11:04pm

Breaking News- China has accepted Nawaz Sharif's kind offer. Pakistan government immediately requested Hafiz Saeed, amir of JuD to help China in fighting terrorism who has accepted this offer with utmost humility.

Moiz Omar Nov 08, 2014 11:14pm

We Pakistanis and Chinese need to work together more against this common threat of terrorism.

amer Nov 08, 2014 11:17pm

lots of indian with Muslim names to be pretending Pakistani on this site

indian rat Nov 08, 2014 11:25pm

@A shah find yourself a job and stop worrying about Pakistan

Jatin Nov 08, 2014 11:33pm

Now again.. these Xinjiang terrorists will get annoyed by Pakistan and start to blow up Pakistan like TTP..

unbelievable Nov 08, 2014 11:33pm

Another promise to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries - suggest China ask Iran, Afghanistan, India, USA or NATO members how reliable a Pakistani promise is.

Jatin Nov 08, 2014 11:34pm

Wherever NS goes in the world.. every country asks him to stop the terrorism..

MAN Nov 08, 2014 11:47pm

First plant the terrorists and them pretend to help in eliminating them to mint money, old wine in the new bottle. Beware China.

Nawwu Nov 08, 2014 11:50pm

I think it would have been better if Nawaz offered to help China in developing manufacturing sector.

dawn lover Nov 09, 2014 12:02am

Don't shelter them... It will be a automatic help

Sarfaraz Abbasi Nov 09, 2014 12:16am

Stay out of China's problems. They have been mistreating Muslim Uighur people; banning their Muslim outfits, as well as banning holy month of Ramadan fasting.

Sarfaraz Abbasi Nov 09, 2014 12:18am

@M. Emad India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and recently Iran are anti-Pakistan

Isarivelan Nov 09, 2014 12:20am


In regards to buffalo hitting the airlines, how many airports you have. At least our airlines are only hit by buffalos not by terrorists.

rohit950723 Nov 09, 2014 12:22am

@khan ...Money always rules dude.... Even Taliban is silent...

rohit950723 Nov 09, 2014 12:26am

@shoaib .. But recently pakistani airports were hit by terror attack...

rohit950723 Nov 09, 2014 12:27am

@Kamran ... Please also ask your PM to raise issue of china occupied Kashmir..

Sohan Nov 09, 2014 12:43am

After terminating all terrorists from its own country now Pakistan is ready to help other countries in removing terrorist outfits. Of course Pakistan should share its success story with its best friend.... Hehe. Its really funny to see a country which is bleeding of terrorism is going to help others. Now Pakistan needs the most help to remove terror from its country, ofcourse if it indend to do so..

Sohan Nov 09, 2014 12:53am

So Pakistan has decided to ditch their Muslim brothers and freedom fighters of xinjiang to help their best friend China. H. Very funny. So now you are trying to invite more terrorists in your country. China is very cunning and it is proving it and as always Pakistan is acting foolish and will be used. China is strong enough and brutal to control these militants but is Pakistan in such position? You don't have enough problems and you want to invite those from xinjiang? And how come you are going to take action against your Muslim freedom fighters brothers for a country which has banned Islam ....?

Denali Nov 09, 2014 12:55am

Mr. NS. First clean up your own backyard. Get rid of the Laskar's, Tehriks, Hafeez Saeeds, Qadris. Enforce the laws that you were elected to do.

Zar Nov 09, 2014 01:29am

Should this not be other away around, China helping Pakistan to get rid of militant. How can they help China when unable to get rid off in our own country!!

Harmony Nov 09, 2014 01:31am

@Sami - Thanks!

MSAlvi Nov 09, 2014 01:36am

Nawaz lives in a fantasy. His cabinet narrate lullabies for him. Pakistani's who elect them are fools. So, Nawaz can be called head fool.

Mukesh Bhaskar Nov 09, 2014 01:51am

You are right. Can't they see any thing happening?

Amir Nov 09, 2014 01:53am

@Mukesh body is giving charity to Pakistan...The assistance what they are providing is loan for the ordinary people of Pakistan to pay off and the price is thousands of Pakistani innocent civilians and armymen being killed. No body mentions about that..If they provide a loan of 1 billion dollar for a year, Pakistan has to spend 10 billion on top of it and the result is a mess in Pakistan itself. Till we get out of others problems we will be sucked...Thanks to our great leaders for putting Pakistan into all this...We should stay a neutral country like UAE with no hassles and let everybody face their own problems themselves. We should not be criticising India or any other country but instead devise a mechanism where we can have a safe and prosperous Pakistan.

luqman Nov 09, 2014 02:25am

Would you please come up with your own extremists first? if they asked.... You must be really joking, aren't you? Enough is enough....

Amir- X Paki Nov 09, 2014 02:26am

Is China out of her mind to even give Pakistan the time of the day. Its like you live in a big house in defense and you socialize with the beggars on the street ( no offense to the beggars, please). I don't get it.

Tariq K Sami Nov 09, 2014 02:27am

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

roger_davis Nov 09, 2014 02:29am

An excellent step. We have to have close coordination with China, firstly to counter the influence against india, and secondly to not let terrorism grow.

rk Nov 09, 2014 03:15am

Well, well... What happened to Pakistan's holy allegiance with the Ummah and its pledged support for discrimination and genocide against Muslisms?

kalman Nov 09, 2014 04:29am

Aren't these militants freedom fighters.

Baloch Nov 09, 2014 04:33am

The East Turkestan Islamic Movement has warned pakistan, that it will change its fighting direction from Beijing toward Islamabad,after PM Nawaz statement....

Moby Nov 09, 2014 05:25am

Charity begins at home, Mr. Amir Ul Momineen.

John Nov 09, 2014 05:46am

JKLF terrorists are friends but ETIM terrorists are enemies? What a game of good & bad terrorists?

Zoab Khan Nov 09, 2014 06:09am

first lets fight the terrorism that occurred in Model Town.

Srinath Nov 09, 2014 06:12am

I often wonder Pakistan's foreign policy, the policy of " An enemy's enemy is my friend" may not always work. I expected Pakistan to request China to give the Muslims of their legitimate right of practicing their religion , who are deprived of even observing fast on Ramdan the holy month ( ) , where as Pakistan assured China of sorting out the terrorist problem it is facing from the same region, and the champion of Islamiccountries has not made any suggestion in favor of co Muslims suffering in China. Well congratulations to Pakistan as it's premier had brought one more contract of fighting with the other neighbor, unfortunately Pakistan have this tendency of getting trapped.

Srinath Nov 09, 2014 06:18am

Trapped badly yet again, so the champion of anti terror fight is ready to buy enmity from yet another source? More killings and revenges on innocent Pakistanis? . I feel Pakistan fail to notice how well US utilised it and how well China is going to do it. China is famous for products of use and throw, I am sure even it's policies are not different, better be aware of it.

Zahir Abbas Nov 09, 2014 06:31am

JOKE? China knows how to deal with them

Khan Rahem Singh Nov 09, 2014 06:39am

Areh Putar the problem only starts when Pakistan starts helping. Areh Putar if Pakistan do not help at all will be helping China.

Jacob Nov 09, 2014 06:52am

Proud of NS. Only PMLn can take Pakistan towards prosperity.

saifalikhan Nov 09, 2014 06:54am

The Xinjiang people are mainly Muslims. So Islam has to be persecuted in China and fought for in India? Double standards

Truth will Always Prevail Nov 09, 2014 07:01am

Nawaz you can only assure others 1st you need to show the nation that you and your family can live with out over 10000 police protecting you and your family on Pakistani peoples money

MiDas Nov 09, 2014 07:06am

It will be like fox guarding the hen house.

Javed Nov 09, 2014 07:24am

@shoaib Really!! I thought the first proxy was was used by Pakistan in 1947-48 by mobilizing the locals. Please read the history and don't express ideas very well sold in Pakistabn but npy bought outside Pakistan?

No intel Nov 09, 2014 07:28am

What Pakistan needs is change, PTI is probably the only way of bringing it in the shortest time.....NS is hanging on to power doing same old same old

Ahmer Nov 09, 2014 07:41am

While China is our friend but that should not mean that there be no limit on how far we support its discriminatory policy towards fellow Muslims. We should not be anything more than honest brokers between the two.

kalman Nov 09, 2014 07:52am

More free fund for Pakistan military generals from China

Last Word Nov 09, 2014 08:49am

Chinese President was in a state of shock after hearing the offer made by the Pak PM.

Alarmed Khan Nov 09, 2014 09:10am

@Harmony: Back again? RELAX, sister!

Alarmed Khan Nov 09, 2014 09:13am

@khan: with Nawaz Sharif's help, Uighar men won't grow beards but their women will! such is the reversal!

Alarmed Khan Nov 09, 2014 09:19am

@shoaib: The Britsh, 'Mughals', too. wre "sucking powers"!

Alarmed Khan Nov 09, 2014 09:20am

@Zak: GOOD LUCK! It is kind of late, don't you think?

Alarmed Khan Nov 09, 2014 09:26am

@Ammy; Christians wisely say: "Charity begins at home". A lesson for Nawaz Sharif! Nawaz Sharif ke ghar me andhera, magar China mein ujala ho gaya! Chalo, isi ko duniya kahetey hein!

Alarmed Khan Nov 09, 2014 09:27am

@A Shah: And India and Pakistan. too!

KRana Nov 09, 2014 09:38am

@Zak almighty always help good people

pragmatist Nov 09, 2014 10:14am

The country that cannot fight its own terrorists is going to help China. It is just funny.

Ahmad Nov 09, 2014 10:17am

Country created based on Islam, now supporting a country which does not allow muslims to follow their religion and religious practices.

A Ali Nov 09, 2014 11:49am

most of guys must have read the story about an emperor, who was adamant in showing the world he is putting on best clothes stitched ever.... in reality he was not wearing anything.

such is the mind-set of one of the PM in above picture.............. I would leave this to your judgement who is the emperor ?.

rohan Nov 09, 2014 12:20pm

@shoaib please not that sometimes a country can have a divided opinion,your opinion may vary from others,its foolish and immature to assume that anyone that does not share your opinion is am indian

rahul1 Nov 10, 2014 06:43pm

@shoaib Just look at Bangaldesh- its is younger than your own country but has progressed more than its mighty neighbors

Rita Nov 11, 2014 07:25pm

@Ali Please help India & Afghanistan also...

Mohit sharma Nov 11, 2014 09:45pm

@amer we have more Muslim citizen than Pakistan....we don't have to pretend Pakistani by using any Muslim name. Sad you can't think beyond name ie religion. Grow up if u can seems impossible though.