Pakistan Senate pledges continued support to China

The year 2021 marks two important landmarks of Pakistan-China friendship; the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and 70 years for the establishment of diplomatic ties between Pakistan and China. A number of conferences, webinars, and festivities have been arranged throughout the year to mark both of these celebrations. In all of these, the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI)’s role has been of paramount importance. On February 11th, 2020 the Chairman of Senate’s Standing Committee on Defence, Senator Mushahid Hussain moved a resolution in the Senate to pledge support to China during its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This was followed by another resolution on 14th May, 2020 in which the Parliament thanked China for its continuous support to Pakistan in the fight against the pandemic. The resolution labeled the two as iron-clad brothers who had stood by each other in difficult times. Similarly, another letter was issued by the parliament on 18th June, 2021 in which all major political parties of Pakistan sent a congratulatory letter to the CPC as it celebrated its centenary. This letter was read out by Senator Mushahid Hussain, Chairman of Pakistan-China Institute during a webinar attended by top leadership of Pakistan and China.