Chief Minister to allot land free of cost: Zahid Malik
Islamabad—Mr. Zahid Malik, Editor-in-Chief, Pakistan Observer has said that Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing was in agreement with 101 Friends of China to establish a state-of-the-art, well-equipped cancer hospital in Lahore where a certain number of needy patients will be treated free of cost.
Mr Malik said during his 3-month stay in the said hospital where he is still undergoing cancer treatment he, during one of his interactions with the high-profile President of the hospital, Mr. He Czech, floated the idea of opening a cancer hospital in the capital of the thickly-populated Punjab as “it would be a source of permanent positive projection of China in Pakistan”.
“The President of the hospital appreciated the idea but added the final decision has to be taken by the two governments,” Mr. Malik added.
Mr. Malik, while addressing the Islamabad-based Senior Members of the Supreme Central Committee of 101 FoC here on Monday informed the gathering that after that he rang up Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab and informed him that he had taken the liberty of offering a plot of land on behalf of the Chief Minister, free of cost, to the Chinese Government in case such a hospital was established to which the Chief Minister, who is always receptive to developmental and welfare-oriented good ideas responded, “Malik Sahib you have done well. I am glad. I will honour your commitment.”
Mr. Malik said now 101 FoC would formally take up the proposal to be mooted through the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad.