At least 30,000 food packages have been donated by the Chinese government for distribution among the poor residents of Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to the report fetched from a ceremony held on Tuesday, the office-bearers of the Overseas Chinese Association, Gilgit-Baltistan, gave food packages to Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed. Speaking at the event, the chief minister acknowledged the Chinese government for their kind gesture. He stated the Chinese government had always proved to be the best friend of Pakistan through thick and thin.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the association Syed Agha Abdul Shakoor informed the meeting that the Chinese living in GB were making their portion for the development of the region. “Since the last 30 years, the association has been working for strengthening ties between Pakistan and China,” he added.
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He admired the Chinese government’s support to the association in many initiatives, like the improvement of the health and education sectors in GB.
Mr. Shakoor thanked the Chinese government for providing 30,000 food packages for the deprived residents, from which 2,000 packages had been delivered to the chief minister and the remaining would be arriving soon.
Additionally, the president of the association Abdul Qayyum Majeed said his institute had started a Chinese language and information technology center in Gilgit. He said the institute had provided 110 oxygen cylinders to the region donated by the Chinese government in the period of pandemics.
He told the meeting that the association included the Chinese nationals, who migrated to Pakistan and settled in GB, saying people of the area always gave respect to the Chinese community.
Earlier this week, the government held a marketing conference for about 70 Chinese companies as it pursues to activate the second phase “industrial development” of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
For this purpose, CPEC Authority (CPECA) chairman Khalid Mansoor informed the chief executive officers and spokespersons of the Chinese companies on the most recent progress on the CPEC horizon, different business opportunities, and inducements for investment.