President: (President confers Hilal-e-Pakistan on outgoing Chinese envoy)

Islamabad:President Dr Arif Alvi has awarded the Hilal-e-Pakistan to outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in recognition of his services of further strengthening the Pakistan-China relationship in diverse fields.

Ambassador Yao Jing has served in Pakistan thrice in various capacities and in aggregate stayed in Islamabad for eleven years.

The special investiture ceremony was held here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday, where the President presented Ambassador Yao Jing with the country’s second-highest civil award, given to people for their meritorious contribution to the national interests of Pakistan.

The event was attended by the Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, federal ministers, and high officials of the government.