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China is Pakistan's Selfless and Trustworthy Friend: NA Deputy Speaker
Friday, 9th November, 2018

Islamabad, November 9, 2018: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Soori  has said that China is Pakistan’s selfless and trustworthy friend and always stood with Pakistan in every thick and thin.  He said that Pakistan was proud of its unique friendship with China. He expressed these views while talking to 15 member delegation of National People’s Congress of China (NPC) which met him under the leadership of Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian at Parliament House on Friday.

The Deputy Speaker said that peoples of both the countries have great respect and affection for each other.  He said that closed contacts between the Parliaments of two countries could play an important role to promote harmony and bring both the nations more closer.  He appreciated China role in economy and social development of Pakistan.  He said that construction of Gwadar Port and other development projects in Balochistan under China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the evidence of China’s keen interest in development of prosperity of Balochistan.   He said that China has status of role model for the world due to its rapid development.  He said that Pakistan wanted to take advantages from Chinese experiences in eradication of corruption and poverty from the country.

The Deputy Speaker said that CPEC project is proof of deep and friendly relations between two countries.  He said that Pakistan has fully focused to complete the CPEC project within earliest possible time.  He expressed the confidence that with the completion of CPEC a new era of progress and prosperity usher in the region.  He appreciated the warm welcome extended to Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Chinese leadership and people during his visit to China.  He expressed the optimism that  new vistas of  development and prosperity  will be opened by the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran to China.   He said that the under leadership of Imran Khan present Government striving hard to eradicate corruption and poverty from the country and strengthening the economy.
           
The Vice Chairman Standing Committee of NPC Mr  Zhang Chunxian said that relations with Pakistan has significant importance in the foreign policy of China.  He said that Pakistan always supported China on regional and global forums.  He assured all out assistance of Chinese Government for economic development and elimination of poverty and corruption in Pakistan.  He said that role of legislative institutions and political leadership of the country is very important in eradication of corruption and poverty.  Stressing the need for enhanced contacts between the NPC and National Assembly of Pakistan Mr  Zhang Chunxian said that  the closed interaction between the Parliamentarians of both the countries would provide opportunities to learn from each other experiences.