Punjab Chief Minister hosts dinner in honour of Vice Minister International Department of Central Committee of Communist Party of China

Lahore, December 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif hosted a dinner in the honour of Vice Minister International Department of Central Committee of Communist Party of China, Zheng Xiaosong and his delegation at Hazoori Bagh today. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Minister International Department of Central Committee of Communist Party of China Zheng Xiaosong said that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has played an important role in promoting Pak-China relations.

During the visit of Chief Minister to China, he was greatly impressed by his work, he added. He said that although Chinese nation is very hardworking and untiring but Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif is more hard worker and untiring than us. During the visit of Shehbaz Sharif to China, he accompanied the Chief Minister who held meetings and worked from morning to night.

He often became tired but Shehbaz Sharif never tired, he added. He said that Shehbaz Sharif has forwarded projects with exemplary speed in Punjab. The speed of working of Shehbaz Sharif got the honor of “Punjab Speed” in China and this is not “Punjab Speed” but “Shehbaz Speed”. He said that under the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif, future of Punjab is bright.

He said that CPEC projects are being speedily implemented in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and China will spare no effort for the success of CPEC. He said that under CPEC, investment of nine billion dollars is being made in Punjab while more investment is made in other provinces. He said that Pakistan and China are great friends and this great friendship has stood every test of trial.

Zheng Xiaosong said that he had visited Lahore 15 years ago but now it has become a developed city and this journey of development has been travelled under the leadership of his brother Shehbaz Sharif upon which, he congratulates him. Addressing the dinner, the Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pak-China relations are touching new heights during the tenure of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

He said that both the countries have supported each other in every hour of difficulty and China is also supporting Pakistan today. He said that China has supported Pakistan for eliminating energy cries. He said that during the visit of Chinese President to Pakistan in April 2015, agreements were signed and work was started on development projects in July.

He said that Chinese leadership and heads of prominent institutions have appreciated the speed of work and transparency on development projects which is an honour for us. He said that Pakistan and China are great and sincere friends. Shehbaz Sharif said that during his visit to China, he and his delegation was accorded warm welcome. He said that people of Pakistan and China are tied in the bonds of love and mutual respect.

He said that China has proved its friendship with Pakistan. He said that under CPEC, projects are being completed speedily throughout Pakistan. 1320-megawatt Sahiwal Coal Power Plant will start production of electricity in June next year which will be a historic event, he added. He said that Chinese leadership and government have appreciated the work on projects.

Undoubtedly, under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, this is the policy of transparency and service of present government due to which our great friend China is lauding speed, quality and transparency in projects today. He said that CPEC projects are being completed throughout Pakistan and this news has spread throughout the world.

He said that CPEC is leaving a positive impact in Pakistan. China has supported Pakistan at diplomatic, political and international level and people of Pakistan are thankful to leadership and government of China for their love and sacrifice, he added. He said that China has been standing with Pakistan like a Rockwall in Kashmir dispute and water issue.

He said that Pakistan and China will move jointly towards the journey of progress and prosperity. The Chief Minister said that Pakistani girl and boy students have been sent to China for learning Chinese language who will play the role of a bridge in furthering the relations of two countries.

He said that PML-N and Communist Party of China have best relations which will further expand during coming days. Dinner was attended by Chinese Consul General Yu Boren, Provincial Ministers, Members Assembly, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and senior officials of Punjab government.

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