LAHORE: Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong while speaking at a function held in his honour paid rich tributes to the performance and speed of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the execution of public-welfare projects, and said that the way uplift projects have been completed in the province was wonderful.
He said that Shahbaz Sharif’s speed of work was unbelievable and China was also impressed by it. Giving the example of Nandipur Power Project, he said that credit goes to Shahbaz Sharif for reviving this project. He said that the examples of the speed of work of Shahbaz Sharif were also cited in China.
Earlier, Shahbaz said that historic investment package of $32 billion by China would usher in a new era of progress and development in Pakistan as its economy would strengthen and hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities be created.
He said that Sino-Pak friendship was higher than the Himalayas, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey and stronger than steel.
He said that implementation of the massive investment package of China for Pakistan would further strengthen the bonds of friendship and trade relations between the two countries. He said that the recent visit to China had proved to be a milestone in strategic and economic cooperation between China and Pakistan.
The CM paid rich tributes to the Chinese ambassador for his invaluable contributions for the success of the visit to China and also presented him the key of Lahore city as a gift.
The chief minister said that China is a sincere and trustworthy friend of Pakistan and had stood by it in every moment of need. He said that China had also helped Pakistan and its people in the times of crises, including earthquake, floods and other natural calamities.
He said that China had supported the stance of Pakistan at every international forum and the friendship with China had stood the test of time. The chief minister said that the Pakistani nation was proud of its deep friendly ties with China. He said that China had played a laudable role in the development of different sectors in Pakistan and various mega projects, including Heavy Mechanical Complex, Chashma Nuclear Power Plant and Karakorum Highway, were glorious examples of strong friendly relations between China and Pakistan.
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