China denies reports about debt burden on Pakistan

Our Correspondent

Beijing

China on Tuesday denied the media ‘reports that the debt burden on Pakistan was due to CPEC.
A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Lu Kang quoted the recent statement of IMF, which had clearly stated that Pakistan’s debt burden was not caused by cooperation projects related to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Responding to CPEC’s related questions at the weekly news briefing, he said recently, around the construction of the CPEC, they have noticed that some media have various comments and quoted different news.
In fact, he said “If you can fully understand the attitude of the new Pakistani government on the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, it could be noted that the Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed its support for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
It is believed that the corridor construction is in line with the long-term development of Pakistan. —INP

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