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Monday, April 13, 2020

China issues commemorative stamp on President Arif Alvi’s historic visit

By Masood Sattar Khan
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

China has issued a commemorative stamp on President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi’s visit to Beijing at the crucial time the country was fighting to curb coronavirus. 

The postage envelopue with Dr Arif Alvi photograph and remarks that ‘I am proud of my iron-friends the people of China, in the way they handled coronavirus’ signed by the President on March 17, 2020. 

Lauding the gesture, the Chinese media including the most popular China Radio International (CRI), have given a prominent space to this report in their publications and on their television channels and websites.

The envelopue also bears a stamp lauding the fraternal relationship between the two countries the remarks most popular slogan ‘Pakistan-China friendship for everyone’ both in English and Chinese languages. 

President Dr Arif Alvi’s last visit to China, during a period when coronavirus had started to paralyze the whole world, reflected the deep rooted friendship ties between the two countries. 

He held talks with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and witnessed the signing of multiple bilateral cooperation documents. He also met the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. 

The visit to Beijing and his meetings with the Chinese leaders were widely hailed by the media and the people of China reacted very positively on the goodwill gesture of Pakistan.

Friday, April 10, 2020

President Arif Alvi lauds China for fighting coronavirus successfully

By Masood Sattar Khan
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Pakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi has lauded China for successfully controlling coronavirus and commended both the countries for their cooperation to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. 

He expressed these views when a group of Chinese medical experts called on him at the President House in Islamabad on April 9. 

According to the details shared by the Chinese embassy in Islamabad, Ambassador Yao Jing and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood were also present on the occasion. 

The President remarked that since the outbreak of the New Coronary Pneumonia, China and Pakistan have been helping and supporting each other besides working together to respond jointly.

"During mid-March, I visited China where I had fruitful meetings and talks with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders,” he recalled. 

China has successfully brought down the epidemic in little over two months. 

It was also reported to have notified the World Health Organization (WHO) and other countries when the epidemic started, which allowed time to the rest of the world for preemptive measures. 

China has been assisting Pakistan with a large amount of anti-epidemic materials, having also sent a medical team to Pakistan to help and guide the anti-epidemic work, which fully reflected China's all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and the profound and tested friendship. 

It is being believed that with the help of China, Pakistan will eventually overcome the epidemic without too much damage. 

Ma Minghui, the leader of the expert group, said that in accordance with the spirit of President Xi Jinping ’s important instructions and the consensus of the leaders of the two countries, the Xinjiang Autonomous Region established a medical expert group for Pakistan. 

The experts from China and Pakistan exchanged their experience in epidemic prevention. In the past 10 days, the expert group visited Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and other places, inspected dozens of hospitals in the federal and local areas, and conducted face-to-face meetings with many experts from Pakistan, beside holding a video conference. 

Through the inspections and interactions, the Chinese expert team had a deeper understanding of the Pakistani epidemic prevention work and made some targeted suggestions.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Dr Arif Alvi’s message on World Tourism Day

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, in his message on the World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019, observed that the significance of world's tourism industry as a major source of employment and poverty alleviation is undeniable. 

“Tourism is a key to earning foreign exchange and an effective tool to bring diverse people close to one another, thereby promoting tolerance. Therefore, Pakistan celebrates the World Tourism Day as a nation proud of its glorious past and cultural heritage,” the President remarked. 

“The tourism sector plays a key role in enhancing socio-economic status of a country and uplifting the standard of life of local population,” he added. 

“The government is fully aware of the immense tourism potential in Pakistan and is aiming to transform it into a vital industry,” the President noted. 

“Pakistan is home to rich cultural heritage, most significantly Indus valley, world's ancient civilization. We are motivated to make Pakistan an attractive tourist destination by attracting both local and foreign tourists,” Dr Arif Alvi pledged.