CPEC to prove a milestone in socio-economic development of region: Ayaz Sadiq

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Ayaz Sadiq, Murtaza Abbasi felicitate newly elected office bearers of CPNE

ISLAMABAD, Dec 3 (APP): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistani and Chinese leadership were determined
to further consolidate all-weather and time-tested Pak-Chinese
Friendship.
The Speaker said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
will provide a solid foundation to the socio-economic development in Pakistan and would prove to be a milestone in the development
and prosperity of the region. Talking to a Chinese delegation led by the Secretary Communist Party of China (CPC), Wang Sanyun of Gan su Province who called on Speaker here Thursday,said a press release.
Ayaz Sadiq said that the political leadership of Pakistan places
considerable importance on the maintenance of an extremely close and
cordial relationship between China and Pakistan.
He said that China-Pak Friendship was all-weather and exemplary for
the world.
He stressed the need to further expand people to people contact,
cultural and political exchanges which would indeed play a pivotal role
in transmitting the rich traditions of our friendships to future generations.
He expressed his gratitude to the Chinese unwavering support to
Pakistan for economic, energy, communication and infrastructure
development sectors.
He thanked for Chinese assistance for establishing solar Power
Generation system at Parliament House terming it recognition of long standing relations between Pakistan and China.
He said that Parliament of Pakistan would have the distinction of
being the first Parliament in the region to go green.
Admiring the visionary Chinese Leadership, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
said that the Chinese leadership has guided the Chinese economy
to attain a remarkable level.
The Speaker said that CPEC would further expand the Pak-China
relationship by providing it a solid foundation to the socio-economic development in Pakistan.
The Speaker also apprised the delegation about the Parliamentary
Committee on CPEC which would guide the government on monitoring and implementation of the projects.
Talking about the menace of terrorism and extremism, the Speaker
called for global collective efforts for countering this challenge.
He said that government was committed to eradicate terrorism through
military Operation Zarb-e-Azb which will continue till extermination of
last terrorist.
Wang Sanyun thanked the Government of Pakistan for hospitality
extended to his delegation and praised the government for pursuing
economic development in the country.
He also commended the courage and resilient of people of Pakistan for
showing commitment to continue the course of development and economic prosperity despite facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism.
He briefed the Speaker on socio-economic development in the Province
of Gan su and said that it was keenly looking forward to participate in
the CPEC projects.
He further informed that Gan su province is planning to host
International Cultural Exhibition in 2016 and extended invitation to
the Speaker to witness the event.
He agreed that exchange of political, cultural and business delegations
would further deepen the China-Pakistan relations. The Ambassador of
China to Pakistan, Sun Weidong also accompanied the delegation.