Happy 69th Foundation Anniversary to China
Metro Matters : Today (October 01), our all-weather amazing friend China is celebrating its 69th Foundation Anniversary of People’s Republic of China (PRC). Wish Happy Anniversary to the whole Chinese nation from the Pakistani nation. PRC was founded in 1949.
After announcing an Amazing programme ‘Belt and Road Initiatives’ (BRI) by Xi Jinping for the development and connectivity for various parts of the world, China and her President Xi are mostly in discussion, famous and hot in the news the world over.
Wang Yu Consul General of China at Karachi, during the reported week hosted adinner reception in connection with the 70th Foundation Day of PRC at a local five-star hotel, which was converted into a beautiful and memorable evening.
Wang Yu on this occasion in his welcoming address spoke highly ofhistoric friendship between China and Pakistan. He said China is supporting Pakistanthrough CPEC to overcome energy shortage along with development and upgradation of infrastructure, and in fast industrial growth.
Chinese government and its private sector had made huge investment, and more investment was expected in different sectors of Pakistan. He said China and Pakistan had strong partnership in various sectors – social, economic and defense since long. He said by working together, China and Pakistan could bring peace, security and economic prosperity in the region.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and SindhChief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also highlighted the strong and trusted friendship of Pakistan and China. The reception was largely attended by elites of the city and all walks of life including diplomats likeTashokuziIsomura CG Japan,DedierTalpain CG France, EugenWollfarth CG Germany, TolgaUcak CG Turkey, Ahmad Mohammadi CG Iran, Anna Ruffine CG Italy and various other diplomats and Agha Sirajuddin, Byram D Avari, former senator Haseeb Khan,KaziAsadAbid,KaziSajjad, Mubasher Mir President Karachi Editors Club and various other notable personalities were also there to celebrate the Chinese Foundation Day.
Japanese CG hands over a blood donation vehicle to AMTF
The Government of Japan handed over a secondhand blood donation vehicle to Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation for “The Project for Provision of Secondhand Blood Donation Vehicle to Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation” in the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) on 25th September 2018.
The Handing-Over Ceremony took place at the Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation in Karachi, in the presence of Toshikazu Isomura, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, Dr. AsimQidwai, CEO of AMTF and Ateeq Ur Rehman, Executive Director of AMTF.
The grant has been provided through ‘Re-cycling Grant Scheme’ which aims to contribute to economic and social development, providing the assistance through the re-use of used equipment. The vehicle for this project has been donated by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Diplomacy, based in Japan.
The main purpose behind this project is also to create awareness on the importance of blood donation amongst the people residing in Karachi as well as to ensure a safe methodology of blood donation, in a completely hygienic environment.
At the handover ceremony,Isomura sincerely hoped that the blood donation vehicle provided by the grant would greatly improve medical services in Karachi and save many people from blood-related diseases. He also wished that this support from Japan would further strengthen the cordial relationship between Japan and Pakistan.
Under GGP scheme, Japan has funded up to 380 projects in Pakistan since 1989 and this is the 19th GGP project completed by the Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi since 2009.
Solo exhibition ‘In the garden of words and nature’
MainFrameThe Gallery hosted a solo exhibition of “In the garden of words and nature” by Muhammad Ibrahim at Clifton. By profession, Artist Ibrahim is a bureaucrat and is employed in Human Resources Development sectionof the Balochistan’s Health Department.He said that a fine arts graduate from the University of Balochistan, his love of the divine nature is reflected in his surreal works. A pleasant change from all that brain-teasing modern art being purveyed by art galleries, with their absurd abstractions, his surrealistic paintings are a pleasure to watch and have a really soothing effect on the eye. He, indeed, is a lyrical colourist.