The president of China, Xi Jinping, recently visited Pakistan where he was given a welcome unseen by any global leader. The reason: President Xi came bearing gifts of $46bn-worth of investment in the country. To put the figure into perspective, it amounts to almost three times the total foreign direct investment received by Pakistan since 2008.
In effect, Pakistan will become well and truly entrenched in the Chinese sphere of influenceDr. Azeem Ibrahim