PM returns after visit to China, HK



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived here Thursday after conclusion of his week-long visit to China and Hong Kong, where he participated in the One Belt, One Road forum.
During his stay in China, the Prime Minister also met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang while a number of agreements and MoUs related to CPEC projects were signed between the two countries.
The Prime Minister also held bilateral meetings on sidelines of the forum with several other Heads of State and Government. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor is the flagship programme of the OBOR.
The Prime Minister’s entourage, in the first leg of his visit to China, included four chief ministers Shahbaz Sharif (Punjab), Pervaiz Khattak (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Nawab Sanaullah Zehri (Balochistan) and Murad Ali Shah (Sindh).
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Railways Minister Saad Rafique, Minister for Planning Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir, State Minister for Information Technology Anousha Rehman and PM’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also accompanied the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also visited Hangzhou and Hong Kong where he interacted with business leaders and addressed a Business Forum.