Chinese Equipment handed over to Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 9 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said that Pakistan highly valued China’s continued support on issues of its national security, territorial integrity and the war on terror.

Chinese commitment to Pakistan’s infrastructural development, capacity
building and emergency relief operations was unmatched and commendable, the Minister said while speaking at the signing ceremony of documents for handing over capacity building equipment to Pakistan provided by the Chinese Government here at the Ministry of Finance today.

Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Tariq Bajwa and Sun Weidong
Ambassador of China signed the documents.

With a view to enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and health
intuitions, the Government of China has provided 425 police pickups and 80 ambulances, apart from other office equipment, worth Chinese Yuan 95 million.

The equipment would be used in all the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Islamabad Capital Territory.

Ambassador of China, Sun Weidong said that provision of this equipment  was carried out under the Letter of Exchange (LoE) signed between China and Pakistan during the visit of Chinese President to Pakistan.

He said this was the 65th year of Pak-China relations and this time tested friendship would be further strengthened in future.