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Belt and Road

Pakistan bans political party critical of China's Belt and Road

Government claims 'reasonable grounds' for terror link as rights groups cry foul

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 2, 2018.    © Reuters

KARACHI -- Pakistan has banned a political party well known for criticizing China's Belt and Road Initiative along with two other groups for alleged terrorist links, highlighting the country's reliance on Beijing for political and economic support.

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