LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday conveyed good wishes to the Chinese leadership and public on the 68th National Day of China.
In his message, the chief minister said Pakistan was the first country of the world which recognized People’s Republic of China as an independent and sovereign country.
He said friendship between both countries had become a matter of pride. The CM said due to excellent economic policies and hardwork China had become a big economy of the world and in a very short time China had emerged as a strong defence power.
He said under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping China was touching new heights of development and now China had become a role model for the whole world and its credit went to the Chinese leadership.
The chief minister said Pakistan and China shared similar views regarding international affairs, peace and mutual respect.
He said new avenues of Pak-China friendship had opened during the PML-N government. He said Pak-China friendship had touched new heights due to the CPEC and 60 billion dollar Chinese investment in Pakistan was proof of this strong friendship.
He said new period of development had started with the CPEC. He said one belt and one road vision of the Chinese president was the great vision of development and progress.
Shehbaz Sharif said opponents of CPEC should realize that this great project could not be stopped and it will continue till completion.