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Pakistan supports Chinese efforts to preserve the int’l order: PM Imran


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan supports China’s efforts to safeguard world peace, contribute to global development and prosperity through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and preserve international order.
The prime minister said this while virtually addressing the participants of ‘Communist Party of China (CPC) and World Political Parties Summit’ to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China on Tuesday
The prime minister,who is also the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf further said that in the wake of the emerging global and regional environment, Pakistan has recalibrated its priorities from geopolitics to geo-economics.
He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) complements Pakistan’s renewed efforts of this geo-economic shift with emphasis on economic integration and regional connectivity. He said that Pakistan and China are iron brothers who support each other on issues of their respective core interests.
He said, “In an era of complex and profound changes at global and regional level, our All Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership remains a strong anchor for peace, progress and prosperity, as both countries share objectives for global peace, economic cooperation and wider regional connectivity.” The prime minister said this year also marks the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.
Lauding the efforts of the Chinese leadership, especially President Xi Jinping, the prime minister said that CPC’s has led to all-round national development and poverty eradication in China, a great achievement, and hoped that these measures would be emulated by Pakistan.
He said the CPC leadership had opened new vistas of thoughts for the political parties across the world. He said that President Xi’s visionary leadership has played a pivotal role in China’s transformation and continued rise. “His people-centric philosophy has made a critical difference as China has eliminated extreme poverty, one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind, and achieved CPC’s goal of building a ‘moderately prosperous society’.”
The premier said that President Xi’s vision of shared prosperity, through the BRI, has made a major impact on global sustainable development, thus proving his credentials as a world statesman. “Under President Xi’s stewardship, China has achieved major success in the ‘people’s war’ against the Covid-19 pandemic.”
PM Imran said that President Xi’s declaration of making the Covid-19 vaccines a global public good is reflective of his compassion and fairness.
He said that the CPC’s mission of ‘Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese nation’ and PTI’s vision of ‘Naya Pakistan’ reflect the respective aspirations of the people of the two countries. “I formed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 25 years ago on the principles of accountability, transparency, meritocracy and Islamic Welfare to break the vicious cycle of elite capture, corruption and nepotism.”
The premier said that the PTI remains committed to its original mission of establishing rule of law and setting up a society that is humane and compassionate. “Today, the Ehsaas Programme launched by the PTI government last year, is one of the leading social protection programmes in Asia. In its second phase, we envisage providing social protection to 8 million of our poorest citizens.”
The prime minister also said that his government has made universal health coverage a priority in the health sector reforms. “Under the ‘Ehsaas Sahulat’ programme, we aim to provide free of cost health insurance initially to the families living below the poverty line, and subsequently to families that are in the provinces governed by the PTI,” he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that provision of facilities to the common man is the top priority of the government.
The prime minister said this while talking to Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Muhammad Tariq Malik and Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan, who called on him on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Tariq Malik briefed the prime minister on the affairs of NADRA and apprised him that by August 14, NADRA will open 46 new centres at tehsil level to ensure access of common man to NADRA.
Malik said that NADRA will introduce innovative applications to support startups under the vision of Digital Pakistan and assist the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in expanding the tax base.
The prime minister while appreciating the measures being taken by NADRA stressed that the provision of facilities to the common man is the foremost priority of the present government. – TLTP