Chinese Counsel General reaffirms to help strengthen Pak's economy

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Chinese Counsel General reaffirms to help strengthen Pak's economy

KARACHI (APP): Acting Consul General of China in Karachi, Mu Yongpeng reaffirmed pledge to help strengthen Pakistan's economy through various mega projects.

He specially referred to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) being one of the major economic projects of an extremely high magnitude that was critical for the economic wellbeing of the country as well as the entire region.

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He was addressing at the distribution of school packages by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) among students of Shaheed Jam Fellowship School, hosted by the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) under SEF-Assisted Schools (SAS) Program, said a statement on Thursday.

The Acting Chinese CG, Mu Yongpeng, Counselor of Commercial Division, Chinese Consulate Wang Zhihua, Secretary Chinese Consulate GaoYanhua, Secretary, Commercial Division, Chinese Consulate Ms.Li Xiaomeng, Managing Director, SEF Ms. Naheed S. Durrani, Director, HR, SEF Dr. Khalil-ur-Rahman and others were present on the occasion.

The ceremony was held at the SEF Head Office in which Yongpeng and Shenghu distributed 200 school packages comprising school bag, lunch box, water bottle and pencil box among children in the presence of SEF management, teachers, school operator and media representatives.

He also told the forum that support from Chinese companies would increase in the near future in education sector as well.

The Acting Consul General further said, "I have served for so many years in Pakistan that I feel more Pakistani than Chinese. During my long stay here, I have been impressed by the intelligence of the people".

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He said that the smile of the faces of these children symbolizes a bright future of the nation.

CEO of ICBC He Shenghu briefed the participants on establishment of ICBC in 1984 and its restructuring to a join-stock limited company in 2005.

SEF Managing Director Ms. Naheed S. Durrani expressed gratitude to ICBC Management and Acting Consul General of China in Karachi for extending support, mentioning it as making a difference.

She further added, SEF's portfolio would expand to embrace 3,098 schools and 644,482 students through different programs.

We would highly appreciate and request Corporate sector to come and support these schools which are providing quality education with nominal financial support.

The MD stated, SEF would encourage Corporate sector to support establishment of learning corners or libraries in SEF supported schools.