MD PTV removed after typo during PM Imran’s China speech

Clay Curtis
November 9, 2018

No reason has been given by the government to remove the official, however, the decision to remove Mohamedi was taken two days after the state-run television made a blunder when Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing a ceremony in Beijing during his first official visit to China.

"Both the countries have agreed to finalise a Free Trade Agreement before June 2019, said Dawood, adding that the next round of talks would be held in Beijing".

Khan, who has previously voiced opposition at worldwide bailouts, went to China after receiving $6 billion in support from Saudi Arabia.

After previously saying his country was in urgent need of $12bn to rebalance the economy, Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday "Pakistan's immediate balance of payment crisis is over" thanks to the help received by China and Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan's foreign reserves have plunged 42 percent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover.

"The Chinese premier asked PM Imran to leave the tariff lines aside and offered the $1 billion facility instead", he said, adding that the long-term solution to Pakistan's balance of payments troubles was enhancement in exports.

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"Pakistan and China have agreed to broaden the CPEC trajectory, and it will now be one corridor with many doors", he said. "A relationship that has been operating at a high level and we have been offering our assistance to Pakistan in the best of our capacity".

It would be Pakistan's 13th rescue package from the multilateral lender since the late 1980s.

About the outcome of Khan's visit, Hua said, "we believe his visit is very successful".

During Khan's visit to China, Pakistan media reported that Beijing had agreed to provide $6 billion in aid to the cash-strapped country which included a loan of $1.5 billion along with an additional package of $3 billion for the CPEC.

"Pakistan is China's all-weather partners".

Lauding the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Pakistani Prime Minister had said that the his "vision and leadership is a role model".

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