Chinese General pledges Beijing’s full support to Prime Minister Khan

Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission, General Xu Qiliang, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday and reassured the Pakistani leadership of Beijing’s full support on this crucial juncture.

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General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday, to reiterated Beijing’s full support to Pakistan at this “crucial juncture.”

A press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office stated, “General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman, Central Military Commission (CMC) of China, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today. General Xu is leading a high-level delegation to Pakistan to discuss issues of mutual interest for Pakistan and China.”

General Xu Qiliang is visiting Pakistan in the aftermath of the Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s decision to abolish Article 370 from the Indian Constitution, which provides special constitutional rights to the valley of Indian-occupied Kashmir. Earlier on Monday, General Xu Qiliang called on Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Possibility of a False Flag Attack

Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised the Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission of India’s unlawful actions and human rights violations against millions of unarmed Kashmiris in the occupied Himalayan valley.

The PM Office noted, “The Prime Minister highlighted India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August, the continuing indefensible lockdown of millions of Kashmiris in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir for three weeks, the dire human rights and the humanitarian situation there, and the threat to peace and security posed by India’s actions.”

The Prime Minister also underscored that the brutal suppression of human rights in IoJ&K had the potential to spark a wave of extremism and India’s reckless actions could destabilize the region immeasurably.

The premier also warned General Xu of the likelihood of India staging a false flag attack is to create a deceptive diversion for the international community. The press release stated, “The Prime Minister also underlined that India could stage a false flag operation to divert the world’s attention from its crimes.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded the unique qualities of Pakistan and China’s “time-tested” friendship, terming it as an anchor for regional peace and stability. The press release stated in this regard, “During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined the unique quality of the time-tested, Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership, describing it as an anchor for peace and stability in the region and beyond.”

The PM Office added, “The Prime Minister thanked China for supporting Pakistan’s approach to the UNSC, following India’s unilateral and illegal actions and the ongoing humanitarian crisis.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed upon the urgency to put an end to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Indian-occupied Kashmir. The press release read, “He reiterated that the curfew in the IoJ&K must be immediately lifted and the international human rights NGOs allowed visiting IoJ&K to have an objective assessment of the humanitarian tragedy unfolding there.”

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The premier also observed that India’s callousness poses a grave threat of regional destabilization. “The Prime Minister also underscored that the brutal suppression of human rights in IoJ&K had the potential to spark a wave of extremism and India’s reckless actions could destabilize the region immeasurably.”

China’s Full Support to Pakistan 

General Xu Qiliang assured Prime Minister Imran Khan of China’s full support to Pakistan at this critical juncture. The press release stated, “General Xu Qiliang conveyed cordial greetings of President Xi Jinping, as well as that of Premier Li Keqiang, and reaffirmation of China’s full support to Pakistan, particularly at this crucial juncture.”

The PM Office added, “Underscoring the importance of the time-tested China-Pakistan strategic partnership, he conveyed the Chinese leadership’s commitment to the time-honored tradition of both countries supporting each other on issues of core national interest.”

General Xu stressed upon China’s commitments towards further strengthening the ties between China and Pakistan, and underscored the need for economic empowerment and stability in South Asia. The press release noted in this regard, “He reiterated Beijing’s resolve to work for further strengthening China-Pakistan ties in a broad range of areas. Vice-Chairman Xu underlined that the South Asia region needed stability and economic development and resolution of outstanding disputes and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in advancing those goals.”

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The press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office concluded, “It was agreed that Pakistan and China would continue to closely consult and coordinate for the promotion of peace and stability in the region and maintenance of strategic balance.”

Earlier on Monday, Vice Chairman Genera Xu called upon the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, accompanied by a high-level delegation.

The ISPR issued a press release in this regard, stating, “During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, avenues to enhance bilateral defense collaboration and particular situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) were discussed. COAS appreciated China’s understanding and support on all important issues particularly Kashmir.”

It further added, “Visiting dignitary affirmed that China greatly values its time tested relations with Pakistan and its Army and is looking forward to further solidify this relation. Later, an MoU was signed for enhancement of defense cooperation and capacity building of Pakistan Army.”

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