Year of the Rooster: PM felicitates China on lunar new year

Nawaz conveys good wishes on behalf of Pakistani people and govt

Our Correspondent January 28, 2017
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has extended good wishes to the people, leadership and the Chinese government on the advent of the new Lunar Year being celebrated in China.

“China and Pakistan are now bonded through an ever strong friendship, and the partnership in the form of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will prove to be a historical milestone in Pak-China bilateral relations,” said a press release issued on Saturday. Premier Nawaz also conveyed good wishes on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan.

The Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival, being celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunar-solar Chinese calendar. The first day of the new year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. For this year, the first day of the Chinese New Year fell on Saturday January 28, and is being called the year of the Rooster.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2017.


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