ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): China Red Cross on Wednesday donated $100,000
to Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) for the assistance of earthquake victims.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong handed over the donation cheque to PRC
Chairman Dr. Saeed Elahi at the PRCS National Headquarters here.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador said the Chinese government
and the people stood with their Pakistani brethrens in the hour of
need. They shared the pain and grief of the people affected by the
earthquake in Pakistan, he said asuuring full support in provision of
relief to the victims.
He said,”I have come here to express our sympathy and support to
Pakistan after the devastated earthquake that happened a couple of days
ago. I feel sorrow to learn about the loss of life and property caused by the earthquake.”
China and Pakistan, the ambassador said, were close neighbours,
good friends and iron brothers. “The Chinese government, leadership and people stand should to shoulder and hand to hand with their Pakistani brethren in the time of need.”
He said the Chinese President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
had sent messages of sympathy and condolence to their Pakistani
counterparts expressing sympathy to the victims and expressed solidarity with Pakistan at this moment. “China (always) stands with Pakistan during any disaster or
difficulty. We stand together with thick and thin and in peace
and war.”Β China, he said, strongly “believes that together we will overcome
all the difficulties.”PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi thanked the ambassador for the
generous support and hoped that the donation would help in alleviating
the sufferings of the victgims.
“The help reflects that the whole Chinese nation stands with the
Pakistani brethrens in this hour of need and this will further strengthen people to people relations,” he added.Β It may be mentioned here that the Red Cross Society of China has
always remained in the forefront to support the PRCS in provision of
relief items and healthcare during the major disasters such as the
earthquake 2005, and floods 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.