KARACHI - Sindh Governor Ishartul Ebad Khan on Sunday said that the Pak-China friendship has become stronger even in the most testing times as it is based on mutual respect and sincerity.

This he said while taking to a delegation of Xinjang and Uygur autonomous region (XUAR) of China led by Member Political Bureau of Communist Party Central Committee and party head of the region Zhang Chunzxian here at Governor House.

Provincial Minister for Coastal Development Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Principal Secretary to Sindh Governor, Hussain Syed, Inspector General of Police A D Khawaja and other officers were also present on the occasion.

The governor said that the people of both countries have supported each other in the time of need. The 65 years journey of friendship is blossoming with the passage of every minute, he added

Ebad said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is another proof of this friendship, which is bound to open many avenues of development and prosperity in Pakistan. With the completion of this project, vast employment opportunities would be generated and it would also result in accelerating economic growth and industrialisation, he opined.

The governor further said that some elements were bent upon to sabotage this vital economic plan only to fulfil their nefarious designs. The governments and people of both the countries should be alert and prepared to thwart any such attempt with their unity and understanding, he opined He said the people of Pakistan strongly believe in one China notion as “we sincerely think that there could be no two China and it is also the policy of our government.”

Special security unit has been established for protection and security of the projects being carried out by Chinese firms and investors so as to encourage more Chinese investment in various fields, he said adding the volume of trade between the two countries has reached to $18 billion and it is increasing with every passing day.

The leader of the delegation Zhang informed the governor about the importance of Xinjiang region and said the CPEC would pass through this region. He also emphasised on expansion of relations between Xinjiang and Sindh in various fields. Sindh Minister Coastal Development Dr Sikandar Mendhro and Chief Secretary Siddique Memon informed the delegation about vast investment opportunities in different fields.

‘Corruption in police

department minimised’

Shehla Qureshi, who is the first female ASP Karachi, said the youth should come forward and take responsibility to bring change in the society.

She expressed her views at a lecture on ‘Pathway to Bureaucracy’ that was organised in the department of Public Administration, University of Karachi here Sunday.

“Bureaucracy is an institution through which we can bring betterment in the society. This institution needs young, energetic, dedicated and hardworking youth. She shared her achievements with the audience and encouraged the students to appear in CSS exams. According to her, the only obstacle which one can see is inside one’s mind; otherwise the route to success in very smooth and clear. She accepted that the corruption and nepotism do exist in the police department but in recent years, the practise has been minimised. The thing which actually triggers this element is the existing pay structure. Moreover, she highlighted that sometimes police show their efficiency but the victims do not support them and eventually the judiciary has to release the accused.

She urged that support and trust from the citizens is highly needed to run the police system effectively. Moreover, she suggested that judicial system of Pakistan needed revision. She asked the student that they should not leave Pakistan and serve their country. Former Management and Administrative Sciences Dean, Prof Dr Abu ZarWajidi shared his point of view and success story with the students making them ponder upon what lies in front of them which can be achieved through hard work and determination.

Chairman Dr Shabibul Hasan said these lectures are focusing to prepare our students for Central Superior Service (CSS) and other public sector organisations.

Dr Ghazal Khawaja Hummayun Akhtar said in order to bring change into the system one has to become a part of the system first. Change always gives better results if it comes from inside. The changes which we try to bring from outside only damage the existing structure which is useless. The change that comes from within is more accommodative and sustainable.