ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday attended celebrations regarding 65 years of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan held at Lok Virsa in Islamabad.
He emphasised upon the friendly relations between both countries and also responded to Imran Khan s press conference.
Rashid said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is not just the name of a road, adding that the project is going to change the fate of the region. He said that Pak-China friendship is getting stronger with every passing day and further stated that cooperation in regards to various energy projects shall remain ongoing between both countries.
He also said that CPEC project will increase employment opportunities in Pakistan.
While addressing the ceremony, China s Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong stated that such cultural events are crucial in bringing closer the people of both countries.
In a statement issued regarding the press conference held by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Rashid said that Khan cannot tarnish Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif s reputation by leveling false allegations against him, adding that such allegations have inversely resulted in the demise of his own popularity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
He stated that Khan used to speak against offshore company whereas it has been revealed that he also had one offshore company of his own. Rashid said that PM Nawaz takes a list of developmental projects to the people but Khan takes with him a list of allegations.
Federal Information Minister said that Khan has humiliated every respected figure in the country but the people from all cities have rejected his allegations.
He claimed that the PTI chief is arranging rallies in Punjab whereas KP is echoing with slogans of Go Imran Go. He said that Khan told lies on numerous occasions but he has been completely exposed now.