BEIJING: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday has lauded the Chinese government for lifting 70 crore people out of poverty in 30 years with impactful development projects.
While addressing Promotion of International Trade Council after arriving in Beijing on three-day official visit, the PM said that China has proven itself as world’s fastest growing country and that need to learn from its economy and rapid growth.
The main challenge being faced by economy is corruption. We should work to eliminate it for financial stability, he suggested.
The PM said that he had heard around 400 ministerial-level people were convicted on corruption charges and put behind jail by China. I wish I could follow Chinese President Xi‘s example and put 500 corrupt people in jail, he expressed.
Earlier today, PM Imran arrived in China where he was welcomed by China’s culture minister Luo Shugang, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Pakistan s ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi.
The premier was presented with the Tri Services Static Guard by a smartly turned out contingent.
He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Khusro Bakhtiar and Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Gillani.