Sunday, 20 October 2019, 06:57:21 pm
Both Pakistan and China have common strategic, economic and regional interests:

Pakistan-China friendship is sort of unique in its type. PM Imran Khan is visiting China for the third time he came into power. Pakistan-China relations are based on mutuality of interests whereas all other countries have their own national interests. Both these countries have common strategic, economic and regional interests. Pakistan is supporting China on Taiwan issue whereas China is supporting the stance of Pakistan over Kashmir issue. It was a perception that the progress on CPEC projects has come to a grinding halt since the Pakistan PTI government has come to power but the reality is completely against it. The government has given vast financial and administrative powers to the CPEC Authority including making its executives immune to legal prosecutions and giving it the powers to make its own budget.