China assures help in energy sector
13 September, 2012
Pakistan's Ambassador in China Masood Khan said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf discussed energy crisis in Pakistan with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao adding that several Chinese companies were already investing in the country's energy sector and several dams were also under construction.
Speaking to Pakistan Television (PTV), Masood Khan said Chinese companies were taking an interest in solar and wind electricity generation and the Chinese premier had said that China would extend every possible help in this regard.
Prime Minister Jiabao had also ensured the Prime Minister Ashraf that the Chinese government and corporations would cooperate in every sector of energy, he added.
The other issues that came under discussion were repairing of the Karakoram Highway, overcoming problems arising out of the natural lake formed in Hunza valley at Attabad and cooperation in banking sector, Khan said.
He said both countries had also reiterated to strengthen relations in the defence sector.
Khan said the theme of the World Economic Forum was “Creating the Future Economy” as the world economy was in a state of crisis.