China, Pakistan launch joint patrolling of border

Q.  Which country has joined hands with China to launch the first joint patrolling of the border?
- Published on 22 Jul 16

a. Pakistan
b. Afghanistan
c. Bangladesh
d. India

ANSWER: Pakistan
China and Pakistan border troops have launched joint patrolling of the border and connecting PoK with Xinjiang province amidst reports that over 100 Uighurs have fled the region to join IS.
  • President Xi asked Chinese Muslims to practice their religion as part of the Chinese society and direction.
  • This marks the first time China-Pakistan commence joint patrolling in recent years.
  • Uighurs are Muslim Turkic speaking ethnic minority that hail from Xinjiang in China.
  • Work is also underway for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor connecting the countries through rail, pipelines and optical cable network and highways.
  • Xinjiang will be linked to Pakistan’s Gwadar post through this.

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