Pakistani friendship with China is indispensable in the international circumstances and the Gawadar Port will become a centre of international trade, said Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Dr Majid Nizami.

He was addressing a seminar titled ‘Pak-China a Relationship, Importance and Impacts in International Political Perspective and Regional Situation’. Other speakers include Shamshad Ahmad Khan, Khushnood Ali Khan, Dr Rafique Ahmad and Dr Ejaz Ahmad Butt, Brig Farooq Hameed Khan, Ibrahim Moghal, Gen (r) Zulfiqar Ali Khan. A large number of people from different walks of life attended the seminar.  The NPT chief recalled his visit to China when Mou-tse Tung and Chu en lai were alive and ruled the country. Dr Nizami laid stress on resolving the Kashimr issue and said he was against backdoor diplomacy with India. NPT Vice Chairman Dr Rafique Ahamd said that friendship with China is very essential. He said that Chinese proved that they were not a sluggish nation as was considered in the past. Daily Jinnah Editor Khushnood Ali Khan highlighted his tour to China with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  He said that road links with China would not only pave the way for progress but also strengthens ties in the international politics.

He said China intended to establish its industry in Pakistan so that it could meet the future requirements of the production. Many universities of China wanted to offer a scholarship to the Pakistani students, he held.

He said that Majid Nizami was an icon of journalism and he followed his footsteps in the field of journalism. Former foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmad Khan said that Pakistani nation should face the realities instead of living in age of fiction. He also shed light on creation of Pakistan that was a tough task. He stressed the rulers to resolve loadshedding issue so that people could live a peaceful life. Lauding the incumbent government’s efforts regarding signing of MOUs with Chinese companies, he held that the contracts must be honoured and materialised. Lt General (r) Zulfiqar Ali Khan said Pakistan should seek China’s support in power projects including Bhasha Dam and other thercoal projects. Brig (r) Farooq Hameed Khan said China, contrary to the US, likes to transfer technology. He said the Pakistan government should ensure security of Chinese personnel deputed at Gawader and other projects.–Staff Reporter