IIRMR's seminar on celebrating 72nd founding anniversary of PRC

By Yasir Habib Khan | Gwadar Pro Sep 27, 2021

LAHORE, Sept. 27 (Gwadar Pro) - On celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China known as China National Day set to be marked on October 1st, China Acting Counsel General Lahore Peng Zhengwu has said that the past 72 years have witnessed profound and transformative change in China and it is the Communist Party of China (CPC) that has made this change possible.

He expressed these views on a seminar titled “the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and President Xi's governance" organized by Institute of International Relations and Media Research (IIRMR).

Citing President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan in 2015 when he addressed National Assembly of Pakistan, saying whenever Pakistan needs help, China will always support Pakistan, Mr Peng heralded that China will continue to propel CPEC forward and termed the 10th JCC as good fortune for both sides. As 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan that began in 1951, he said no matter how the international landscape changes, China and Pakistan have always joined hands to forge ahead.

President Xi's governance not only contributes to China's development, but also brings benefits to the world. President Xi put forward a concept - building a global community of shared future in 2012. And this concept's connotation was enriched with the goal of creating an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity.

Belt and Road Initiative provides an important platform for building a global community of shared future. China has signed more than 200 documents on BRI cooperation with 140 countries and 32 international organizations. A World Bank report shows that BRI could contribute to lifting 7.6 million people from extreme poverty and 32 million from moderate poverty, boost trade by 2.8 to 9.7 percent for participating countries and by 1.7 to 6.2 percent for the world, and increase global incomes by 0.7 to 2.9 percent. BRI is originated in China, but the opportunities and benefits it creates belong to the world.

“Since I came to Lahore 3 years ago, I have been dedicating myself to continuously consolidating and enhancing this special partnership, which, I believe, is also a common pursuit of our Pakistani iron brothers. This kind of intimate and sincere friendship is a valuable asset worth cherishing from generation to generation,” he added.

IIRMR Chairman Muhammad Mehdi dubbed CPEC as a golden opportunity that should never be missed, saying it is a pity that using selected propagandists, those who are at the helm of affairs are demonizing CPEC power projects installed during previous regime just to quench the thirst of their political vendetta. Inter-dependency in business and energy is way forward to stamp out poverty. "Chinese President Xi Jinping put into play both factors successfully and uplifted more than 770 million people out of poverty 10 years before UN poverty eradication target 2030. Pakistan can also do the wonder provided China strategy is studied and practiced," he added.

IIRMR President Yasir Habib Khan said that 72 years of China’s National Day is a name of journey that unites leadership and people in one fold breaking new ground for sustainable successes. Seeking inspiration from the Chinese spirit, he said that Pakistan leadership must meet public demands otherwise misfortunes may spiral out of control.

Additional Foreign Secretary (Rtd) Nazir Hussain said that Pakistan needs to harvest the benefits arising from CPEC phase-ii, especially the special economic zones and to exercise fiscal discipline.

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