GWADAR: The Chinese consul general at Karachi, Li Bijian, has said that Beijing will continue providing equipment, training facilities and other help for increasing the capability of the police force in Gwadar.
He was speaking at a ceremony held in the port city to hand over 40 motorcycles, 10 laptops and 10 security cabinets for check-posts to police officials.
The equipment and other assistance were provided to the Gwadar police by the Chinese government under the Chinese aid programme.
The diplomat lauded the security arrangements made by the police for the protection of Gwadar.
The chairman of the China Overseas Port Holding Company, Zhang Baozhong, SSP Gwadar Dr Farhan Zahid and other officials were present on the occasion.
The consul general inaugurated an embroidery learning centre set up by the Gwadar Women Development Organisation with Chinese assistance.
Mr Li said Pakistan and China enjoyed cordial relations and with the passage of time these ties had strengthened. He said the Chinese government was extending all assistance so that local people could learn different skills.
“The objective of establishing the embroidery centre at Gwadar is to make skilled women economically stable,” he said.
Published in Dawn, January 28th, 2021