Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari today conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan upon Mr. Dai Bingguo, State Councillor of China at a special investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr today that was attended among others by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, President AJK, federal ministers, Senators, MNAs, federal secretaries and other dignitaries.
The citation read on the occasion said that Mr. Dai Bingguo is a member of CPC Central Committee since 1977 and State Councillor since March 2008. It said that Mr. Dai Bingguo “has contributed immensely to promote the cause of global peace, security and prosperity in the world. He has also made an outstanding contribution to Pak-China friendship and strategic cooperative partnership. Under his able and dynamic leadership the unique friendship that exists between Pakistan and China continues to touch new heights, blossom and prosper.”
In recognition of his meritorious services to the cause of Pak-China friendship, the President is pleased to confer Hilal-i-Pakistan on Mr. Dai Bingguo, the citation read on the occasion said.
Later the President also hosted dinner in the honour of Chinese State Councillor Mr. Dai Bingguo.
Prime Minister Syed Yusaf Raza Gilani, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, President AJK, federal ministers, Senators, MNAs, CJSC, Air Chief Naval Chief, Chief of General Staff, federal secretaries and other dignitaries were present during the banquet.
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