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Among the suicide attacks and an endless debate over Kerry Lugar bill, our PM has wrapped up one of the most successful tour of the recent times made to China. Unlike trips taken by the top office where he hardly met any significant figure, PM was greeted by the President Hu Jin Tao outside the Great People’s Hall, a rare show of Chinese hospitality. The real high point of the trip was SCO meeting that was held at a very critical time for the region. Pakistan has enjoyed the status of an observer at the SCO.

            During this time, PM successfully engaged with his Russian counterpart Vladmir Putin. After a gap of many years, Russians have offered us a defence package and also an overhaul to the aging steel mill of Pakistan, a historical and long valued gift from Soviet era while with China important deals were struck for anti terrorist efforts. Though may be in long run this trip may not be different from many others, but atleast it is a sight of relief that in some sector atleast our diplomacy is working. Lets hope this tradition set by him is followed all along.

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