PR No. 59 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government is committed to continue actions till elimination of terrorists from across the country including Karachi and peace in tribal areas would be restored soon. The President stated that Pakistan would become an important country in the region after the completion of Economic Corridor project. He further said that work on many energy projects has begun and loadshedding would be eliminated by 2018.

The President was addressing the Pak-China Medical Congress here in Karachi on Saturday.

The President said that there has been no change in the route of Economic Corridor adding that Gwadar port is a game changer project which would have positive impact on national economy and a shipping industry would also be established there. The President stated that after the Economic Corridor project cooperation between Pakistan and China in the field of medicine would provide further impetus to exemplary relations between the two countries and we would be able to serve our people better.

The President expressed optimism that foundations of cooperation being built between Pakistan and China would further cement in the years to come and both countries would be successful in finding new ways of cooperation in the medical field in order to reap benefit from each other’s experiences.

The President said that number of people suffering from physical and psychological problems has increased due to terrorism, lawlessness and wars in the world and therefore mutual cooperation in the medical field has attained great significance. President Mamnoon noted that in recent years a large number of Pakistani youth has opted China for acquiring advance education in medicine but due to certain reasons we have not been able to benefit from the expertise of these youth and called for finding a practicable solution to this issue.

The President appreciated that medical treatment of certain diseases was now being carried out in Pakistan as before people had to go to a foreign country for treatment of these diseases but noted that in remote underdeveloped areas there is still shortage of medical facilities. He stated that the government was working to address this issue within its resources adding that in this regard all concerned institutions of society should work together and hoped that Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) would work toward this end.

The President thanked the doctors and other experts of medical field from China and SAARC countries for coming to Pakistan and said that PMA deserves praise for organizing Pak-China Medical Congress.

Prof. S. Tipu Sultan, Chairman Organizing Committee, Prof. Keqin Rao Vice President and Secretary General China Medical Association, and Prof. M. Idrees Adhi, Honorary Chairman, JPMC, also addressed on the occasion. Later, President Mamnoon Hussain gave away shields to members of Chinese delegation.