ISLAMABAD – The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed that the purpose of his visit to China is to protect people of Pakistan from the menace of loadshedding in next summers.
The Pakistani premier left for Beijing on Friday in the wake of alleged cancelled visit of China’s President earlier last month.
Speaking to media persons before his flight, Nawaz Sharif said “The primary purpose of my visit to China is to facilitate Pakistanis in next summers by decreasing the menace of loadshedding.” He was referring to at least 14 more electric power generation plants to be installed in Pakistan by Chinese companies.
According to reports, Pakistani premier will be signing agreements of worth $44 million with the Chinese counterparts.
Nawaz Sharif also said “We will try to compensate for the loss country has suffered from on-going political crisis. With these agreements and projects thousands of youth will get jobs and country will prosper.”
Premier was accompanied by his younger brother and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz said “Dharna cannot put country on stake. We will not let it happen. China is a dear friend and we will not let her down.”
It was believed that China’s President was scheduled to visit Pakistan in September but due to on-going protests by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) he could not get the security clearance. However, China’s foreign ministry maintains that there was no scheduled visit rather it was only a suggested visit which delayed for time being.