China-Pakistan defence deal signed

Beijing will also continue to help Pakistan produce nuclear power.

    Beijing is the leading supplier of military
    hardware to Pakistan

    Hu also signed a five-year free trade pact on Friday with General Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani president, which is expected to triple trade to $15bn.
    Beijing has maintained a close relationship by helping Islamabad build nuclear power plants and a deep-sea port.
    China helped Pakistan set up a nuclear power plant in the 1990s.
    The aviation deals involve the Pakistan Air Force and CETC, a Chinese aviation company, working together on China's airborne early warning system.
    Another Chinese company,

    CATIC, will deliver the first eight JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft jointly

    developed with Pakistan.


    The announcements came just a day after Hu arrived in the Pakistani capital following a trip to India.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Bitcoin: Know the risks before you buy

    Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

    'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.