PR No. 67 CHINESE EQUIPMENT HANDED OVER TO PAKISTAN Islamabad: June 9, 2016
Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said Pakistan highly values China’s continued support on issues of its national security, territorial integrity and the war on terror. Chinese commitment to Pakistan’s infrastructural development, capacity building and emergency relief operations is unmatched and commendable.
The Minister here on Thursday was addressing the signing ceremony of documents for handing over capacity building equipment to Pakistan provided by the Chinese Government.
Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Tariq Bajwa and Mr. Sun Weidong Ambassador of China signed the documents.
With a view to enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and health intuitions, the Government of China has provided 425 police pickups and 80 ambulances, apart from other office equipment, worth Chinese Yuan 95 million. The equipment would be used in all the four provinces, GB, FATA, AJK and Islamabad Capital Territory.
Ambassador of China, Sun Weidong said that provision of this equipment was carried out under the Letter of Exchange (LoE) signed between China and Pakistan during the visit of Chinese President to Pakistan. He said this is the 65th year of Pak-China relations and this time tested friendship would be further strengthened in future.