ISLAMABAD – The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) has donated relief and rehabilitation assistance worth RMB 125 million for the flood victims of Pakistan. A special ceremony was held yesterday at the headquarters CPAFFC in Beijing.
Mr. Lin Songtian, the President of CPAFFC; Ambassador Sha Zukang, President of China-Pakistan Friendship Association and Mr. Li Xikui, Chairman of China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development (CFFPD) attended the ceremony. The event was also attended by the leaders of prominent enterprises and charity organizations, media representatives and senior officials of Embassy of Pakistan. Senior government officials of many provinces and cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Tianjin, Hubei, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang etc. also sent special messages of support and sympathy for Pakistan.
Sharing his grief and condolences with the bereaved families, President Lin Songtian said that in the wake of devastating floods, the government and people of China have made a substantive contribution to Pakistan’s relief and rehabilitation efforts. He said that Chinese assistance to Pakistan was demonstrative of its unique friendship with Pakistan and strong people-to-people ties between our two countries.
He highlighted that besides the ongoing assistance, China would also play its role for post-flood rehabilitation and infrastructure development in the affected areas.
Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Moin lauded timely assistance by the CPAFFC and China’s local governments and enterprises for reinforcing Pakistan’s ongoing relief efforts for the floodvictims