China Assures Pakistan Support In Event Of Foreign ‘Aggression’


LAHORE: China has guaranteed Pakistan of its backing in case of any outside "hostility" furthermore bolstered the nation's position on the Kashmir debate, a Pakistani media report has said. 

Beijing passed on the message amid a meeting of its top representative in the common capital with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, The Dawn reported. "If there should arise an occurrence of any (remote) animosity our nation will extend its full backing to Pakistan," Consul General of China in Lahore Yu Boren said in a public statement by the Punjab Chief Minister's Office, the daily paper reported. 

"We are and will agree with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. There is no legitimization for abominations on unarmed Kashmiris in (India)- held Kashmir and the Kashmir debate ought to be settled as per goals of the Kashmiris," the report cited Yu as saying. 

Political pressures amongst India and Pakistan have been ascending after the September 18 fear assault on an armed force base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that executed 18 Indian troopers. 

India has faulted the assault for fear based oppressors from Pakistan which has rejected assertions of its inclusion. Yu, who approached Shahbaz Sharif yesterday to congratulate him on his 65th birthday, talked about with him the circumstance creating in Kashmir and the advancement being made on different ventures under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). 

A bit of the USD 46 billion CPEC goes through a part of the debated area due to which India has raised complaint