Islamabad, Sep 27 (INP): China International Culture Exchange Center donated 5000 masks to Pakistan Students Association and Economic Affairs.
The handover ceremony was held here at COMSATS, Gwadar Pro reported on Sunday.
Ex-Ambassador to China Khalid Masood, Ex-Ambassador to France Ghalib Iqbal, Founding Rector of COMSATS SM Zaidi, Rector NUTech Lt. General Khalid Asghar, Parliamentary Secretary Kanwal Shauzab, Additional Registrar PEC Nasir Mehmood, Assistant Director of COMSATS Qaisar Nawab, Diplomats from Azerbaijan Embassy, Students and scholars attended the ceremony.
Due to the epidemic, the Chinese side was unable to attend the handover ceremony. Muhammad Shahbaz, President of The Pakistan Students Association, delivered donated materials on behalf of China International Culture Exchange Center, and read out the letter from the Chinese side.
In the letter, China International Culture Exchange Center stated that Pakistan is a true friend of China who shares difficulties together, and a good brother who shares wears and woes.
No matter how the international situation changes, Pakistan-China friendship will always be rock-solid and unbreakable.
“At present, the pandemic is still undergoing. We would like to share the successful experience from China in fighting the anti-pandemic with Pakistan.
And in particular we raised a catch of masks to donate to Pakistan Students Association and Economic Affairs. It is expected that we can strengthen cultural exchanges and cooperation to jointly promote Sino-Pakistani friendship after this.”
On the occasion, participants spoke highly of China’s efforts in supporting Pakistan’s fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz said that China and Pakistan are iron brothers and have stood by each other in difficulties. He thanked the China International Culture exchange center for the donation of masks.
“BRI and CPEC are game changer projects which bring a lot of benefits for Pakistan. Since COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, China and Pakistan have helped each other in all sectors.
More cooperation between two countries, especially in health and education sectors, is urgently needed. Under the context of COVID-19 worldwide outbreak and spread, Pak China Health corridor can play an important role for the well-being of people in Pakistan and China,” he said.
Khalid said China and Pakistan have always been ready to help each other. “In 2005 when there was an earthquake in Pakistan, China helped us. In 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Pakistan sent all their tents to China.
And now in Covid19, Pakistan and China are standing by each other’s side. This cooperation is important and beneficial for both countries. Prevention is better than cure. Masks were distributed among scholars, students and people from different walks of society.