ISLAMABAD, April 11 A special plane of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) carrying 2 million tons of medical equipment from China arrived here on Saturday, said Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
It was the second plane in two days from China. The supplies include 132000 masks, 15 breathing machines,11000 protection clothing sets,200 forhead therometers, and 21000 detection kits.
According to details, couple of days back, the Sichuan liaison office of the China-Pakistan Business Council handed over a batch of anti-epidemic materials to Chinese iron brother—Pakistan, through the consulate-general of Pakistan in Chengdu.
The council has collected donations from enterprises and individuals, who were eager to help Pakistan in its hour of need.
Acting consul-general Mahmood Akhtar of the Pakistani consulate general in chengdu expressed sincere thanks for this, saying that “we can see real friends coming forward in difficult times.”
After the outbreak of the new epidemic in China, Pakistan actively raised money in the absence of medical supplies and donated urgently needed epidemic prevention supplies to China.
On February 20th, the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistani Prime Minister imran khan, stressed that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners, praised Pakistan for the first time for China to express support and arrange the precious material donations, said China always put Pakistan foreign priority, call made China-Pakistan relations a model to promote the construction of a community of human destiny.
Sichuan liaison office of the china-pakistan business council actively serves the friendship between China and Pakistan, and has received donations of urgently needed medical supplies from enterprises and individuals in sichuan, chongqing, guizhou and other parts of the country.
It is learned that in January 2020, China chamber of international commerce authorized sichuan provincial council for the promotion of international trade to establish the sichuan liaison office of china-pakistan business council to lead the work of the china-pakistan business council and take charge of the economic, trade and cultural exchanges between China and Pakistan.
At the donation ceremony, acting consul general Mahmood Akhtar of the Pakistan consulate general in chengdu expressed his gratitude to the Sichuan association for the promotion of international trade and people who have always cared about Pakistan for their efforts at this time.
Ma Zhijun , member of china-pakistan business liaison office in sichuan province, boss of fan fang food co., LTD, said that”” this is the power of the contribution you can, but also want to call support for Pakistan’s enterprises and individuals’ .”
Two Pakistani students from sichuan university witnessed the donation ceremony. Nosherwan Khaliq, one of the students, said that knowing the lack of medical supplies in the country, “I am really happy to see the donation from China. I will never forget the help from China for the rest of my life.