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A red carpet will be rolled out for Chinese President Xi Jinping when he arrives in Islamabad on a two-day state visit to Pakistan today.

A 21-gun salute will be given to the dignitary at Nur Khan Airbase Rawalpindi.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and three services chiefs would receive the guest at the airport.

Eight JF-17 aircraft would escort the plane of the Chinese President as he enters the Pakistan airspace.

President Xi Jinping will meet President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif separately.

President Mamnoon Hussain will host a luncheon reception for the dignitary besides holding a meeting.

The Chinese President and the Prime Minister will hold delegation level official talks.

Both the countries would conclude a number of important agreements and memorandums of understandings worth billions of dollars covering key development projects in the infrastructure, energy and communication sectors under the ambit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The Chinese President will also address a joint sitting of the Parliament tomorrow morning.

President Xi Jinping will be conferred the country's highest civil award, the `Nishan-e-Pakistan' at a special investiture ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The Chinese President will address a joint sitting of the Parliament tomorrow morning.

The Chinese President will be accompanied by first lady Madam Peng Liyuan, senior ministers, high-level functionaries of the Communist Party and senior government officials.

Chief Executive Officers from a wide spectrum of business houses of China will also accompany the President.


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