FM refutes reports of China setting up military bases in Pakistan


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Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has refuted studies that Beijing is mulling organising army bases in Pakistan.

“The baseless claims are being unfold by the enemies of Pakistan together with India,” Overseas Minister Qureshi stated whereas chatting with the media in Multan on Saturday.

The minister stated that New Delhi had additionally did not hyperlink the Pulwama incident with the United Nations Safety Council decision to checklist Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a world terrorist.

On Thursday, america Protection Division had said that China was searching for to determine army bases all over the world to guard its investments in its formidable One Belt One Street world infrastructure program.

The Pentagon report stated that China will search to determine extra army bases in nations with which it has a longstanding pleasant relationship and comparable strategic pursuits, comparable to Pakistan, and in which there’s a precedent for internet hosting international militaries.

Commenting on Pashtun Tahafuz Motion (PTM), he stated nobody can forged doubts on patriotism of residents of erstwhile FATA, who he added, had all the time been part of Pakistan.

“[However] our safety companies have proof in opposition to sure people for receiving funding from Afghan and Indian intelligence companies … they wish to destabilise the nation.”

Commenting on home politics, Qureshi stated {that a} “gang of 4” was taking all selections in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shehbaz Sharif stepped down because the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman.

Earlier on Might 2, Shehbaz determined to desert the chairmanship of the parliament’s key accountability discussion board.

“It’s attention-grabbing how he [Shehbaz] determined to step down from the PAC chairmanship in a single day,” he stated, including that even PML-N leaders had no concept that the PAC chairman would get replaced.

The federal minister stated the federal government would elevate the problem within the Nationwide Meeting on Might 6.

“We’ve got heard that this ‘gang of 4’ doesn’t even take the parliamentary members on board earlier than taking selections,” Qureshi stated.

He questioned the reasoning given on Shehbaz’s choice, saying, “If his well being doesn’t enable him to proceed, then why he isn’t relinquishing the put up of opposition chief … if he’s wholesome sufficient to serve on that put up then why not because the PAC chairman too.”

Qureshi requested how the PML-N chief determined to depart the put up after preventing so arduous to move the committee.

The international minister went on to say that even the Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP) management was not taken on board on nomination of Rana Tanveer for the now vacant put up.

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