|Pakistan praises China’s timely help for flood victims|
BEIJING, Dec 25 (APP): The timely Chinese help from all segments of society greatly contributed to mitigate the sufferings of the people hit by worst floods in the history of Pakistan. The Chinese government, entrepreneurs, NGOs, individuals as well as students from universities, colleges and even from schools, all contributed to help their Pakistani brethren in this hour of need. “We are very pleased to receive you and your colleagues at Pakistan Embassy”, said Ambassador Masood Khan while addressing a reception hosted for Mr. Zhou Yushu, President of Hongder College, Inner Mongolia on Friday evening.
The students of the college, also running Little London English School had contributed over RMB 150,000 for the flood-affectees.
In his address in Chinese Mandarin, Ambassador Khan said that we are very grateful for the Hongdar College and Little London School for the generous assistance given to the Pakistani floods victims.
The Hongdar College has very bright future, he said adding that we are looking forward to the promotion of ties between Hongdar College and Pakistani education institutions.
Pakistan and China, Ambassador Khan said are close friends, our friendship is all weather and time tested.
Referring to the speeches delivered in Chinese language by himself and other counsellors in the reception, Ambassador Khan said it demonstrates love and affections that Pakistani people have for Chinese.
Earlier, the President of the College Mr Zhou Yushu said that the recent visit of Premier Wen Jiabao to Pakistan will help further consolidate our all weather, strategic and time tested friendship.
He said that Pakistan and China are friends and they share their joys and sorrows.
The students of Chinese institutions, he said were touched with the widespread devastation to life and property by massive floods and generously contributed from their pocket money to help floods victims in Pakistan.