China, an all-weather friend


People’s Republic of China has always proved to be a time-tested friend and a real brother of Pakistan at various occasions, may it be a flood or earth quake or any other calamity. Like last year, this year also the Military Contingent of People’s Liberation Army established a field medical hospital in flood-affected area near Kunri. The committed medical staff, which includes 16 doctors and over 30 nursing personnel, were busy round the clock to provide the best medical care to the local populace.
Their dedicated service became the talk of the town. Corps Commander Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahirul Islam visited the People Liberation Army field medical hospital on Tuesday. He was briefed in detail about the services rendered by the Chinese comrades in connection to the recent floods in Sindh. The corps commander paid rich tribute to the dedicated medical staff. He thanked the People of China, the government and the People’s Liberation Army on behalf of the Pakistan Army, the government of Pakistan and the victims of flood for exemplary humanitarian services. Chinese medical contingent was at the disposal of the flood-affected people and treated thousands of patients. The contingent is likely to return to their China soon.
The Chinese contingent commander also thanked the corps commander and his troops for rendering tremendous hospitality throughout their stay in the affected areas. They also handed over more than 40 tonnes of medicine for affected people.