China agrees to provide Pakistan with latest meteorological equipment: Saad

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–Seeks impartial JIT with consensus to probe firing incident on Imran

ISLAMABAD, NOV 04 (DNA) — Minster for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique says China has agreed to provide Pakistan with latest meteorological equipment to effectively forecast the environmental changes and natural calamities.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said several agreements were reached during visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to China. The Minister said China has not only expressed readiness to complete the ML-I railway project but also in upgrading Pakistan’s meteorological warning systems with the help of Chinese experts to prevent and tackle natural disasters by timely alerts.

About the political situation in the country, the Minister strongly condemned the incident of firing on PTI’s long march in Wazirabad yesterday.  He called for a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) should be formulated with consensus to investigate the firing incident on Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan at Wazirabad.

The minister said that JIT should include well-reputed officers from the federal and provincial agencies, investigating within a set time-frame and share all the facts with the nation. While rejecting the possible formation of one sided JIT, Saad Rafique said that the JIT should have authority to investigate from anyone including Imran Khan and no interference should be made during the investigation process.

The minister said that all the political leadership not only strongly condemned the incident of firing but also prayed for the swift recovery of all wounded persons including Imran Khan. =DNA