(By Yasir Habib Khan):-
A bustling thanksgiving ceremony cum Chinese New Year party celebration was held at Gwadar Port with pump and show.
The ceremony was graced by the children of China-Pakistan Government Girls Middle School who sang the anthems in Urdu and Chinese languages. Later on they presented a hand-made portrait of outgoing COPHC Chairman Zhang Baozhong to exhibit their love and devotions towards him.
Organized by China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) at China Business Center. The event was attended by large number of participants coming from different walks of life. Chief guests in the program were Commander West of Pakistan Navy, Rear Admiral Imtiaz Ali SI, GOC of 44 Special Security Division of Pakistan Army Major General Ahsan Waqas Kiyani, Chairman GPA Passand khan Buledi, Vice Chancellor of University of Gwadar Professor Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir, DG Gwadar Development Authority Mujeeb Ur Rehman Qambrani and Additional Inspector General of Police Kashif Alam.
Speaking on the occasion, the outgoing Chairman of COPHC Zhang Baozhong expressed his deep emotions and sentiments that he attaches with land and people of Gwadar. “I believe the talents of the locals for the development of Gwadar Port and Free zone”, chairman said. Furthermore, he thanked the investors and developers for their contributions towards industrialization of Gwadar.
Later on, chairman Gwadar Port Authority Passand khan Buledi conveyed his remarks to the participants. He expressed words of praises for the outgoing chairman COPHC and highlighted the services Mr. Zhang rendered for the cause of social development of Gwadar. “I have mixed feelings on the occasion. On the one hand I am happy for Zhang Baozhong for his reunion with his family. However, on the other hand, I am unhappy to lose a close friend” Buledi proclaimed. Moreover, Mr Buledi assured the operators of port and Free Zone of his and government’s all-out support.