Pakistani media delegation leaves for Shanghai to visit BRI projects

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BEIJING, Oct 18 (APP):The media delegation of renowned journalists from Pakistan left here on Thursday for Shanghai to visit projects kicked off under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The delegation comprising senior journalists Sohail Warraich, Haroon-ur-Rasheed, Irshad Arif, Habib Akram, Salim Bukhari, Nazir Laghari, Khusnood Ali Khan, Mujahid Barelvi, Bazad Khan, Shoaib Bin Aziz, Aamir Khan, Zafar-ud-DinMehmood, and Mansoor Aafaq is currently on a five-day visit to China to further promote media cooperation between the two countries.
Talking to APP here, Chairman, Punjab Film Censor Board and member of the delegation, Shoaib Bin Aziz said, the tour was organised by ‘Understanding China’, which was contributing to the promotion of bilateral relations between all-weather friends and strategic partners.
During their stay in the Chinese capital, the members of the delegation held meetings with the top officials of the Chinese government, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and leaders of media organizations.
The Pakistani journalists visited the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs and witnessed regular briefing held at the International Press Centre.
He said the delegation visited the China Huaneng Group, where it was briefed on Pakistan’s first supercritical coal power plant built in Sahiwal.
They were informed that the plant, a part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was completed on a build, operate, transfer basis in which the plant’sownership would be transferred to the Government of Punjab after 30 years of operation.
The delegation also held a meeting with Chairman of China Economic Net, Cui Cen and discussed ways and means to further enhance cooperation between the media industries of the two countries.
After the visit of Shanghai, the delegation will return home on Friday.