China committed to support Pakistan in addressing social challenges: ambassador
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Tuesday said that his country is committed to support Islamabad in addressing the core social challenges including women empowerment, vocational training, education, Poverty alleviation and agriculture.
In a consultative meeting with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Secretary Omar Hamid Khan at the Chinese High Commission in Islamabad, Yao Jing extended special invitation to the BISP management to initiate China-funded specialized vocational training programs.
He also offered to share new proposals for women empowerment and social protection to embed in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
According to a statement released from the ministry, Secretary BISP, Omar Hamid Khan briefed the Chinese ambassador in detail the key programs of the country’s largest social safety net program including National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER), conditional cash transfers, unconditional cash transfers, nutrition programs and the looming issue of the stunted growth in Pakistan.
Considering the unprecedented support and collaboration of the Chinese government in all fields, the secretary BISP also sought possible collaborations avenues for better engagement options in skill development, job placement, social sector engagement and ultimately poverty reduction based on the Chinese “DIL BAO” model, while has seen a massive exit over 800 million Chinese poor from throws of poverty in less than two decades.
Yao Jing not only acknowledged the contributions made by BISP towards social safety net in Pakistan, but also expressed his complete support and cooperation in delivering productive output for the marginalized segment of the society.
He stated that Ministry of Planning in Pakistan is the focal point for CPEC and BISP may collaborate for partnering.
On the occasion secretary, BISP presented a shield and extended formal invitation to Chinese Ambassador for agreed mutual collaborations and further engagement proposals.