Beijing: China is likely to go ahead with its decision to ‘finance’ the construction of two 650 MW nuclear power plants in Pakistan disregarding the concerns raised by India and the United States.
“China is expected to announce its plans to build the reactors in Pakistan’s Punjab province at the 46-member NSG meeting in New Zealand. Meanwhile, the United States, with heavy lobbying from India, is reportedly raising doubts over the legitimacy of the deal,” it said in its report.
The report in the official daily is regarded as a sort of an official announcement as Chinese Foreign Ministry so far has declined to say anything directly concerning China’s plans to build new reactors in Pakistan.
China’s plans to build two nuclear reactors came to light when state-owned China National Nuclear Corpora-tion (CNNC) announced in April this year that it will export nuclear power reactors to Paki-stan in a $ 2.375-billion agreement.
This is in addition to two nuclear reactors built by China at Chashma in Pakistan’s Punjab province.