ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi confers 'Hilal-e-Pakistan' upon the outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Tuesday. - PID photo

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan award on outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in recognition of his efforts for further strengthening Pakistan-China relationship in diverse fields.
The special investiture ceremony was held here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, where the President presented Ambassador Yao Jing with the country’s second-highest civil award, given to people for their meritorious contribution to the national interests of Pakistan.
Ambassador Yao Jing has served in Pakistan thrice in various capacities and in aggregate stayed in Islamabad for eleven years.
The event was attended by the Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, federal ministers, and high officials of the government.
Earlier on September 10, China, replacing Yao Jing, had designated Nong Rong as a new ambassador to Pakistan, who is currently a minister in a provincial government. Chinese Ambassador for Pakistan Yao Jing has been transferred back to headquarters in Beijing for the next posting.
The newly nominated ambassador, Nong Rong, is a political appointee who has expertise in trade and commerce. Unlike the outgoing ambassador, he didn’t serve in Pakistan before the appointment.
Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi approved the Pakistan Medical Commission Bill 2020 on Tuesday.
The bill will help regulate the medical sector through implementation of uniform standards to ensure quality of training and educational qualifications in the field of medicine and dentistry.
Meanwhile, the President also approved the Pakistan Medical Tribunal Bill 2020. The bill is aimed at establishing a Special Judicial Tribunal for resolving disputes in the medical and health sectors. – TLTP