Four Chinese Officials were given Pakistan’s Civil Awards by Pakistani Ambassador to China Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi on behalf of President of Pakistan at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on Friday.
Hashmi presented the awards to;
Xu Shaoshi, Chairman of the National People’s Congress’ Financial & Economic Committee, Wang Xiaotao, Head of China International Development Cooperation Agency,
Lin Yi, Vice President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Li Xuedong, Director of Party Group of the Liaoning Development & Reform Commission
Xu was the Director of the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) from 2013 to 2017. He was awarded the Hilal-e-Pakistan, Medal of Honour.
“During his tenure at NDRC, Xu promoted the rapid development of the Belt & Road Flagship Project,” the Presidential decree of Pakistan said.
Wang was awarded the Hilal-i-Quaid-e-Azam Medal of Honour. Until early 2018, Wang served as deputy director of the NDRC.
Wang “played a major role in implementing the various projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” the award statement said.
During his tenure as Director of the International Cooperation Department under the NDRC, Li showed great friendship and sincerity with Pakistan.
“In recognition of Li’s contributions to Pakistan and his efforts to further strengthen Pakistan-China friendship, the President of Pakistan gladly awarded him the Tamgha-i-Pakistan Medal of Honour,” the statement noted.
Lin was awarded the Sitara-i-Pakistan Medal of Honour.”Pakistan-China friendship has been passed down from generation to generation. Lin made an indispensable effort,” the award Statement said.