China doesn’t want financial aid package to be made public: PM

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Says want to work together with opposition

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that China has barred the government from disclosing the amount of financial assistance given in the aid package owing to concerns from Beijing’s regional partners.
He said this while presiding over a parliamentary party meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The premier said that China has given an aid package like never before, adding that, Beijing does not want the exact figure of the aid to be disclosed.
Talking about the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan-led protests against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi, PM Imran said that the government had to tread issue carefully because of the sensitivity of the matter. He added that the protesters had been paid to take part in the sit-ins.
The prime minister went on to say that if the protests had not ended, it would have left the country ungovernable.
PM Imran said that after coming into the government, he has come to know of the scale of corruption committed under the Pakistan Muslim League-N tenure. Now the media reports of their corruption pale in comparison to the actual figures, he added. The government, the premier said, would not allow plunderers of the public wealth to be spared.
Imran Khan said that the government wanted to run the parliament jointly with the opposition but the opposition wanted to ruin the environment of the House.

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