Strong Pak-China ties essential for regional peace, stability: Siraj

  • Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing calls on JI ameer

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing called on Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan chief Senator Sirajul Haq in the federal capital on Sunday and exchanged views with him on Pakistan-China relations, the Kashmir issue, and the current situation in Afghanistan.

At the over two hours meeting, the Chinese envoy extended an invitation to the JI chief to visit his country. The two leaders also had lunch together.

JI deputy chief Mian Muhammad Aslam, Deputy Secretary General Muhammad Asghar and JI Foreign Wing chief Abdul Ghaffar Aziz was also present on the occasion.

Welcoming the Chinese ambassador, the JI chief said that strong Pak-China ties were essential not only for the people of the two countries but for the peace and stability of the region.

He said that long-term Chinese plans like the CPEC could give a positive direction to the whole world. He assured the envoy that all conspiracies against the CPEC would be foiled through the mutual trust and the cooperation of the people of the two countries.

Senator Sirajul Haq said that as Muslims, the JI desired the goodwill of every human being as Islam had a message of peace for every individual. He said that certain world powers were trying to disfigure Islam’s beautiful face and message based on justice and, unfortunately, some of the Muslims were also misled by such conspiracies. However, he was confident that all conspiracies and baseless propaganda against Islam would fail.

The JI chief said that the Kashmiri Muslims had been facing Indian atrocities for the last seventy years. India had used every form of repression but had failed to crush the Kashmiris’ love for freedom and their demand for the right of self-determination.

He appealed to the Chinese envoy to endeavour for the solution of the Kashmir issue with the support of the world community and other world powers.

The Chinese envoy lauded the efforts of JI for peace, stability and the promotion of true democratic values and said that his country highly valued JI’s efforts for expansion of Pak-China ties.