Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that relations between China and Pakistan were unparalleled and complementing each other in various spheres. He said that these relations were based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests and both the countries had always stood with each other at difficult times.
He expressed these views while talking to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Yao Jing who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday. Asad Qaiser said that China and Pakistan were partners in progress and the ongoing collaboration in diverse sectors through CPEC would usher in prosperity for both the countries. He said that Special Economic Zones being established under the CPEC would further generate economic activity in the country.
He suggested for enhancing interaction between business communities of both the countries to further strengthen the existing business relations. He also suggested for enhancing interaction and cooperation between Parliamentary Friendship Groups and Commerce & Agriculture Committees of both the Parliaments.
The Speaker NA said that coronavirus pandemic had affected the world and Pakistan in particular, causing a dent to the progressing economy of the country. He said that the global pandemic had affected the livelihoods of the people specially the underprivileged segments, however, immediate steps taken by the government through its emergent cash and food assistance had mitigated their problems to some extent.
He said that Pakistan immensely values Chinese medical support in the time of crisis. He vowed to extend such cooperation to each other in hour of need in future too.
Later, the Chairman Selyani Welfare Trust Maulana Muhammad Bashir Farooqi and his team joined the meeting. Apprising the Ambassador about the philanthropic activities of Selyani Welfare Trust under the stewardship of Maulana Muhammad Bashir Farooqi.