Nawaz Sharif’s ‘Disqualification’ won’t impact CPEC: Chinese FO
BEIJING: China declared its point of view on CPEC as its Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Lu Kang said on Friday that Nawaz’s disqualification from public office would not affect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Lu Kang said, ”As a friendly neighbour, China hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritize state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity, stability, and keep focusing on the economic and social development.”
While expressing its government’s opinion after Supreme Court’s verdict on Panama case that disqualified PM Nawaz, Lu Kang said, “We believe that the China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership will not be affected by the change of the situation inside Pakistan. China stands ready to work with Pakistan to continue jointly building the One Belt and One Road.”
Kang added that the all-weather friendship between China and Pakistan has withstood the test of times.
On July 28, the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from holding office as prime minister over long-running corruption claims, which ousted him from the premiership for the third time.
Today, on 29th July 2017, National Assembly removed Nawaz Sharif name from its official website.
The ruling saw political unpredictably take hold in Pakistan once again, with Cabinet dissolved and the country left without a sitting prime minister.