Lahore : A Chinese delegation led by the Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today. 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 will 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 is quite visible in Lahore and Punjab and you have 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.
We shall also ensure timely completion of ongoing projects in the Punjab and shall move further side by side with you in the journey of development and prosperity, he further said.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that Pak-China friendship has turned into immortal bonds of affection and we are proud of our friendship with China.
He said that Pak-China relations are imbibed in hearts. He appreciated that China did not attaches any strings for friendship, or call for do more.
In fact, China is following the policy of love more. He said that CPEC has emerged as a wonderful gift for the Punjab and this project has 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.
He said that CPEC has given new dimensions to Pak-China friendship and in the contemporary history; no other example exists to resemble it. He said that we cannot forget unprecedented Chinese cooperation.
The Chief Minister said that Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project was schedules 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, the work has resumed and we shall have to collectively complete it. It is sanguine that the Exim Bank did not stop payments despite the case of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project was in the court.
We shall have to work with dedication and vigor to early complete this project, he added and further said that Pak-China friendship is touching new heights at this beautiful juncture of history.
Chinese Consul General Long Ding Bin, Vice President Huaneng Shandong Ruyi, Li Xin, GM Orange Line Zhupengfei, Provincial Ministers Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Kh. Ahmed Hassan and concerned officials were present on the occasion.