Syed Ali Shabbar Naqvi
KARACHI: Communist Party of China completed 101 year of its Founding on July 1, 2022. Karachi Editors Club (KEC) celebrated CPC Anniversary at a local hotel. Chinese Consul General Li Bijian was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Sirajuddin Aziz Group CEO of Habib Bank AG Zurich, Zhang Hao vice CG China and other Chinese Envoys at Karachi Consulate LyuTuozu, Wang Haibo and Deng Haixiao were the guests of honour on this occasion.
Sirjuddin Aziz, Mubasher Mir, Manzar Naqvi, Mukhtar Aqil, Kazi Asad Abid, Shahnawaz Agha, Mukhtar Ahmed Butt, Brig. (Retd) Tariq Khalil, Agha Masood Hussain, Tara Uzra Dawood, Ateeq Ur Rehman, Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan, Iqbal Jamil, Mairajuddin, Haseen Sarwar and many others addressed the CPC anniversary ceremony.
Li Bijian, while addressing the ceremony as a chief guest, said that the Communist Party of China (CPC) has gone through a great journey of 101 years. It has grown from a scale of just over 50 party members when the party was found and now has turned into a large party with more than 96 million party members, leading the Chinese people to realize the transformation from standing up. The great leap from becoming rich to becoming strong has ushered in a bright future for a great renaissance, he added.
Consul General Li pointed out that China and Pakistan are highly friendly and are each other’s all-weather strategic partners. Although it has been more than two years since the COVID-19 epidemic has spread globally, the development of China-Pakistan relations has always been strong, with frequent and close high-level exchanges and continuous advancement of practical cooperation in various fields. China will, as always, firmly support the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Through joint efforts and close cooperation with the Pakistani side, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be built into an open, green and clean benchmark and model in the Belt and Road Initiative, which will bring more benefits to the two countries’ societies and communities.
Consul General Li affirmed KEC’s contribution to enhancing the understanding of China and the Communist Party of China from all walks of life in Pakistan, and hoped that KEC would continue to increase its introduction and research efforts,deepen exchanges and cooperation with the Chinese media community, and introduce more real, three-dimensional and comprehensive China and the Chinese Communist Party to the Pakistani society.
Sirajuddin Aziz, while addressing the ceremony as Guest of Honour, congratulated on the 101st founding anniversary of the CPC and spoke highly about President Xi Jinping, Chairman Mao and the founding leadership of the CPC. He emphasized to learn from China, especially on poverty alleviation. He said there is so much learning but we are celebrating in the media, they are celebrating the deposit of China 2.3 billion USD with our Central Bank, we ought to be, in my personal view as a proud Pakistani, ashamed! Borrowing is not to be celebrated, Earning is to be celebrated. Borrowing means that you are living on borrowed money, for how long?
He said next month we will be celebrating our 75th anniversary of independence but after 75 years where we stand? He said we need to work on how we need to improve our economic structures.
He appreciated the meritorious services of Chinese CG Li Bijian and his team to improve relations in every corner between the two countries. He said we should appreciate that China has done so much for us.
Mubashir Mir congratulated the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and said that the achievements made by the Communist Party of China under its leadership over the past 100 years amaze the world. With brilliant achievements, absolute poverty has been completely eliminated at home, and great initiatives such as the “Belt and Road” and “Community with a Shared Future for Mankind” have been proposed in the international community.
Manzar Naqvi said that 101 years of service of the CPC are filled with struggles, sacrifices, and sincere efforts of all CPC leadership, resulting now China is an emerging superpower of the world and soon will be the only world superpower and the top economy.
He said China believes in sharing the future and prosperity, I must congratulate Xi Jinping, who launched an amazing development program, Belt and Road in September 2013 for the amazing developed China, regional developments and connectivity aiming for a community with a shared future for mankind.
He appreciated Li Bijian and his whole team utilizing their full energies, dedications for the last two and half years to improve relations between the two countries and efforts in speeding up CPEC. They served historically despite of COVID-19.
At the end cake cutting ceremony of the founding anniversary of the CPC, all participants along with CG China Li Bijian cut the big cake displaying the CPC emblem which was especially baked by renowned Chef, Faiz.