Chinese Delegation Calls On CM Shehbaz

Chinese delegation calls on CM Shehbaz

A Chinese delegation led by Chinese Ambassador Mr. Yao Jing called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here Friday

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Jan, 2018 ) :A Chinese delegation led by Chinese Ambassador Mr. Yao Jing called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here Friday. During the meeting, different matters of mutual interests including Pak-China economic relations, CPEC Projects and expansion of mutual cooperation in different sectors came under discussion.

It was also decided to expeditiously complete Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project. Talking on the occasion, the Chinese Ambassador assured that every possible support would be provided for early completion of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project.

"I have come to Lahore after many years and am impressed by the rapid development here. Under your leadership, public welfare projects have been completed speedily," he added and further said that development was quite visible in Lahore and Punjab and you had taken practical steps for the people of province.

"In fact, you are a visionary leader of Pakistan and it is in my knowledge that you enjoy good cordial relations with Chinese President and Prime Minister. Chinese leadership appreciates you because you give practical results and your personality is filled with the passions of hard work, commitment and dedication.

We shall cooperate with the Punjab and further investments will be made in different sectors here," he added. Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Pak-China friendship had turned into immortal bonds of affection and they were proud of their friendship with China.

He appreciated that China did not attach any strings for friendship, or called for do more. In fact, China was following the policy of love more. He said CPEC had emerged as a wonderful gift for the Punjab and this project had further cemented the socio-economic relations between the two countries.

"The positive results of the CPEC have started appearing as Sahiwal Coal Power Project has been completed six months before its deadline. CPEC is a project for the whole nation and many friendly countries are desirous of their inclusion in this project," he added.

The chief minister said Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project was scheduled to be completed on December 25 but unluckily, a political party challenged this mega project of public interest in the court and due to it, the work remained suspended for 22 months.

Now, he said, the work had resumed and they would have to collectively complete it. It was sanguine that the Exim Bank did not stop payments despite the case of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project was in the court.

Chinese Consul General Mr. Long Ding Bin, Vice President Huaneng Shandong Ruyi, Mr. Li Xin, GM Orange Line Mr. Zhupengfei, Provincial Ministers Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Kh. Ahmed Hasaan and concerned officials were present on the occasion.