Senate passes unanimous resolution appreciating Chinese support

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th May, 2020. 02:51 pm

The Senate passed a unanimous resolution expressing deep appreciation to China for its strong support and timely assistance to Pakistan during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Leader of the Opposition Raja Zafar-ul-Haq passed the resolution, said China’s support has helped Pakistan to combat COVID-19 by protecting our people, saving our lives, as well as providing our health workers with testing kits, protective gears, and ventilators at a time when these were badly need plus sending medical teams, which are still coming.

The Senate feels that this resolution, just prior to May 21, which marks the 69th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China on May 21, 1951, an auspicious occasion to celebrate the resilience of our time tested friendship, evident from China’s consistent support to Pakistan on Kashmir, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and now on COVID-19.

Earlier, resuming discussion on Covid-19 in the Senate today, Lawmakers have called for evolving a uniformed policy to deal with the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Shibli Faraz outlined the government’s strategy to deal with the coronavirus, saying that it wanted to “facilitate daily-wagers on first basis”. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced a package aimed at daily-wagers despite the country’s limited resources.

Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that the government has always supported all the provinces and does not have a “discriminatory attitude”. He added that the Centre did not want to politicize the coronavirus crisis and said that the opposition was playing a “blame game”. He added that the government had provided every province with protective gear and money.

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