As you may know, Shahbaz Sharif has become the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. The China that Imran Khan grew closest to during his tenure is the same one that is expressing happiness at Imran Khan’s departure from power. The Chinese state media stated on Sunday that the Sino-Pak relationship would now be more favorable after Imran Khan’s ouster as Pakistan’s new PM, citing that Shehbaz Sharif would be a great addition to the government.
Relations with China will not be affected
According to China‘s official newspaper, ‘Global Times,’ Shehbaz Sharif, the youngest brother of Pakistan’s three-time prime minister, will formally form the government after Monday’s parliament session. Both Pakistani and Chinese analysts believe that internal political changes in Pakistan will not affect the strong relationships between the two countries.
Several generations of the Sharif family have promoted China-Pakistan relations during Imran Khan’s reign, the article states. As a result, there might be even better cooperation between the two countries than Imran Khan had.” The relationship was also said to be stronger before.
Many important deals happened during Nawaz’s time.
As a result of the Nawaz Sharif government, the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) between the two nations saw positive progress. During Khan’s opposition, the Chinese objected to him because he had criticized the project. After he became the leader, they became big fans.
China admits that Imran has failed on the economic front
Currently, political change in Pakistan is mainly caused by political party conflicts, an economic crisis, and livelihood concerns, according to Qian Feng, the Director of the Research Department at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University. As far as Kian is concerned, Imran Khan did not succeed in salvaging the country’s economy and instead, sunk it further.