Importantly Imran’s visit came just days before the Chinese President’s visit to India and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting which would evaluate Pakistan’s compliance with its own commitments and decide whether it would be pushed from ‘grey’ to the ‘black’ list. It was natural to expect that in their meetings with top Chinese leadership, both Mr. Khan and Gen. Bajwa would dwell on the Kashmir issue and send out a message that the two countries were still on the same page. However, to the credit of President Xi, he did not take up the Kashmir issue at all during the informal summit meeting with Prime Minister Modi at Mamallapuram.
Scrapping the $1.4-billion carbon tax, implementing the Job Creation Tax Cut, introducing the Open for Business Act and cutting job-killing red tape are part of an ambitious legislative plan outlined in the speech from the throne, delivered by Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell on May 22.