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Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 13:17
China offering Pakistan 'huge' financing
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Pakistan needs a "huge amount of financing" for infrastructure and energy projects and China is ready to announce help when President Xi Jinping visits next week.

Islamabad has for decades been Beijing's closest ally in South Asia, and China which is expanding its influence in the region is a major trading partner and key supplier of military technology to Pakistan.

Chinese assistant foreign minister Liu Jianchao declined to offer details in a briefing to reporters ahead of Xi's two-day trip, which starts on Monday, saying that the "specific figure" would be announced during the visit
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