Imran lauds China for lifting of millions out of poverty


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday paid tribute to Chinese leadership for their recent socio-economic development.

“The miracle of lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty is an achievement that is a cause for envy of the world,” he asserted.

In his message to Premier Li Keqiang on the country’s national day, he said: “China’s remarkable progress over the past decades is an inspiration for developing countries, including Pakistan. The Government and People of Pakistan will continue to stand with our Chinese friends in their endeavour to realize national rejuvenation.”

He also conveyed warm greetings to the government and the people of China on their national day.

The message said: “Pakistan and China are good neighbours, friends, partners and brothers. Our time-tested friendship with China has always resonated deeply with the people of Pakistan. It has a special place in our hearts.”

“As we embark on the journey to mould Pakistan’s development keeping in mind the ideals of our foundation, I look forward to working closely with you to further strengthen our All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership and realize the potential of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).”

In a similar message to President Xi Jinping,  President Dr Arif Alvi conveyed his heartiest felicitations on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.

He said, “Pakistan admires the remarkable achievements of the great Chinese nation, which is destined to reach new heights under your visionary leadership. As China advances towards national rejuvenation and prosperity, Pakistan will continue to remain its most steadfast and reliable friend.

The ties between Pakistan and China have withstood the test of time and will continue to grow from strength to strength. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a game-changer that will deliver tangible benefits to the peoples of our two countries. Pakistan remains fully committed to further strengthening this unique partnership.

“Our prayers and wishes will always be with the people of China. May the dawn of this National Day bring the Chinese people lasting peace, prosperity and happiness.”