Pak has "effective control" over rising militancy: Chinese Foreign Minister

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Beijing, Mar 8(ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi reckons the Pakistan government can to tackle rising militancy in that country.

Jiechi also underlined China's determination to deepen the "all weather relations" with key ally Pakistan.

When asked about the rising militancy in Pakistan and its possible effect across the border in restive Xingjiang region of western China, Jiechi said: "Government of Pakistan has effective control over the situation."

He stressed that the two allies will continue to expand practical means of cooperation, which may involve additional sales of arms and military aircraft that Pakistan is seeking.

Jiechi further said some people cherished the wrong impression that China was playing tough in the external front.

"It is unfair to label actions safeguarding one's own core interests and dignity as tough and take it for granted infringing interests of a foreign country," he said.

The minister's remarks come a fortnight after Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gave a "blank cheque" to China to intervene in India-Pakistan peace talks. (ANI)

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