Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that the friendship between Pakistan and China has now entered into a new phase of cooperative partnership and the two sides have always treated each other as trusted friends and extended support in testing time and both Islamabad and Beijing want regional development and prosperity. The Chairman Senate expressed these views in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing at the Parliament House on Tuesday.
He said that Asia is rising and becoming the epicenter of economic activities in which China has a crucial role to play. Sajrani said that the political leadership is unanimous on further strengthening bilateral ties and places relations with China at high esteem. He observed that the fast changing geo political situation calls for peaceful resolution of issues hampering development. He underscored the need to make joint efforts for the socio-economic prosperity of the region. Chairman Senate also informed the Ambassador about the upcoming meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), Political Affairs Committee meeting in Gwadar and said that the delegation from Chinese side should participate in this important meeting. He said that the venue of this meeting is highly important as Gwadar would the future hub of trade and economic activities and would impact the development of the whole region.
Chinese Ambassador appreciated the views of Senate Chairman and agreed that there is huge scope for further boosting bilateral cooperation. Chinese Ambassador thanked the Chairman Senate for participation in the National Day Celebration at Chinese Embassy and said that participation and speech of Chairman Senate was extremely important as he gave some important suggestions which would go a long way in further consolidating ties between the iron brothers. The Envoy informed the Chairman Senate about the visit of the Chinese Minister for International Development. Sadiq Sanjrani said that the visit of such a high ranking government functionary is extremely important as both sides would get an opportunity to discuss ways and means to boost bilateral cooperation and explore new avenues. He said that such exchanges and bilateral visits would further cement the existing relations. Chairman Senate expressed his well wishes to the Ambassador and assured his cooperation.
Sanjrani for resolution of Problems Faced by Flour Mills
Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has called upon the government to create conducive environment and level playing field for the industrial growth and resolve issues that have hampered the pace of development. Senate Chairman was talking to a delegation of flour mills association at the Parliament House on Tuesday. Senator Ahmad Khan was also present during the meeting.
Sanjrani said that the flour mills are faced with some crucial problems and there is need to address those issues as they retard the performance of the industry. He said that the industry is providing employment to thousands of people directly and indirectly and there is need to create a supportive environment to boost the sector.
Representatives of the flour mills association briefed the Chairman Senate about the overall situation and issues faced by the industry. The Chairman Senate sought proposals from the association to further take up at appropriate level to create industry friendly environment and further enable it to play more robust role in the overall socio-economic development of the country. The delegation thanked the Chairman Senate for his support and cooperation.