Chinese CG announces Rs300m for Punjab flood victims

CM lauds Chinese cooperation, bilateral ties

Our Correspondent September 02, 2022
Flood victims travel with their belongings in search for a higher ground, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Gari Yasin, Shikarpur, Pakistan August 31, 2022. REUTERS


The Chinese Consul General has announced Rs300 million in aid for the rehabilitation of flood victims on behalf of the Chinese Consulate General in Lahore.

Chinese Consul General Zhao Shiren called on Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at his office on Thursday and extended good wishes on behalf of the Chinese government and the Ambassador of China to Pakistan.

He also expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of life and property due to floods in Punjab and reiterated the commitment to cooperation for the rehabilitation of the flood victims.

“I am saddened over the loss of life and property due to floods and China shares the pain of the distressed population,” he said.

More steps would also be taken to promote bilateral relations and access to quality education for children of backward areas would be ensured through economic education cooperation, he said and announced giving Consul General Scholarships to the students of Punjab and assistance for improvement and rectification of CCTV cameras of Punjab Safe Cities Authority.

In addition, an MoU would also be signed for joint training to expedite the organisational capacity of the Punjab Police. He also assured cooperation for the development of infrastructure, power plants, education, health and dam projects.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister thanked the Chinese leadership and people for their cooperation. He appreciated the cooperation extended by China to flood victims and lauded the relief goods sent by her.

The Chinese cooperation with the flood victims is praiseworthy; he said, adding that rehabilitation work has been started in the province.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2022.


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