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Chinese enterprises unite to provide care to Pakistani orphans

Updated: 2019-04-18

Representatives from POWERCHINA and three other Chinese enterprises including China Road and Bridge Co, China State Construction Engineering Co, and China Railway Construction Co made a special trip to Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on April 18.

PBM is a public institution under the Pakistani cabinet. It is committed to poverty alleviation work and providing welfare support for disadvantaged groups.

The companies donated televisions, school bags, cricket equipment, as well as school and sports supplies worth 400 million rupees (about $29,701) for Pakistan Sweet Home, an orphan protection program sponsored by PBM.

Chinese enterprises unite to provide care to Pakistani orphans

Representatives attend the donation ceremony for orphans of Pakistan Sweet Home in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on April 18. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

The program has opened 39 orphanages in the country and taken in 3,820 orphans, providing children with security, social protection, and basic education.

Wang Zhihua, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Abbas Buppi, managing director of PBM, representatives of the Chinese enterprises, and 30 orphans representing Pakistan Sweet Home attended the donation ceremony.

Wang said in his speech that children are the future and hope of a country. Chinese enterprises in Pakistan have not only contributed to the development of the country by participating in economic construction, but have also actively promoted Pakistani people's lives by fulfilling their corporate social responsibility.

He said that the support and assistance to the 39 orphanages in Pakistan would not only directly improve the quality of children's lives and their education, but also carry forward the China-Pakistan friendship. Chinese companies would continue to work together to reduce poverty in Pakistan and improve the living standards of the Pakistani people.

Chinese enterprises unite to provide care to Pakistani orphans

Representatives of Chinese enterprises and orphans of Pakistan Sweet Home pose for a group photo in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on April 18. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

A representative of POWERCHINA spoke on behalf of the Chinese enterprises. He expressed hope that they will build a bridge of love through the donation activity, bring warmth to children, and plant seeds of love and hope in their hearts.

He said that Chinese enterprises will earnestly shoulder their social responsibilities, contribute more to the Pakistani people, and continue to positively add to the China- Pakistan friendship.

Abbas Buppi stated that China is a long-tested friend of Pakistan. At the government level, the ongoing construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor between the two countries will change Pakistan's national destiny. At the non-governmental level, Chinese enterprises have offered help to the most vulnerable groups in Pakistan, which will not only help build their future life, but also consolidate the traditional friendship between Pakistan and China.

Chinese enterprises unite to provide care to Pakistani orphans

Representatives of Chinese enterprises distribute gifts to orphans of Pakistan Sweet Home in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on April 18. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

He added that he has seen many projects constructed by Chinese enterprises in Pakistan. He said that Chinese friends are helping Pakistan in various fields and that China represents harmony and friendship to the Pakistani people.