Pakistan and China have complete coordination on terrorism issue: Senator Mushahid

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Mushahid Hussain Syed said China had always supported Pakistan at international forums on issues of economy and security.

Talking to APP, he said it was a wrong impression that India has started to dominate the relationship of Pakistan and China.

Mushahid, who is also chairman of CPEC committee, said the same things stated in BRIC conference were expressed a year before in Heart of Asia Conference in December 2016.

Pakistan and China participated in that conference in Amritsar, he said adding the names of organizations taken in the BRIC conference were not owned by Pakistan.

He said Pakistan also had the same viewpoint which was expressed by China during the conference.

Foreign Offices of Pakistan and China were in touch about their stance, he added.

He said Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan was used against Pakistan by India and this issue was raised at the national and international forums.

Pakistan and China had complete coordination on the issue of terrorism and both sides had a forceful opinion, he added.

He said friendship of Pakistan and China was higher than Himalayas, sweeter than honey and with the passage of time, it would become more strong.

China had always supported Pakistan on the issues of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and on the forum of United Nations, he added.

Mushahid said India wanted to isolate Pakistan but it failed in its efforts due to deep relation and cooperation between Pakistan and China.

He said Donald Trump made the statement relating to Pakistan on August 21 while China held a high level conference on May 14 and India refused to took part in it.

India even said that it would oppose the One Belt One Road initiative, he mentioned.

He said after the statement of US President Donald Trump there was greater harmony among Pakistani parliament, government and the armed forces.

He referred to the statement of army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in which he said that Pakistani nation will stand united, and said it was a message of great encouragement and determination.

Mushahid said now Pakistan was saying that United States should do more, adding Pakistan got the project of CPEC at a time when some people were saying that Pakistan stood isolated in the world.

He said President of China came to Pakistan in April 2015 and expressed confidence in Pakistan and signed 52 projects worth $ 46 billion, which was great step for the future of Pakistan.