PM Imran Khan Inaugurates Chinese-Made Nuclear Power Plant In Karachi
Pakistan and China have a unique relationship as the countries share an emotional attachment, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated as he virtually attended the inauguration ceremony of Chinese-made nuclear power plant Unit-2 (K-2) in Karachi on Friday.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, he stated that the friendship between the neighbouring countries has progressed to person-to-person contact.
The new nuclear project in Karachi was launched on the 70th anniversary of the Pakistan-China friendship and will generate 1,100 megawatts of electricity and clean energy.
“This project is important because Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by climate change and global warming. Pakistan’s glaciers give rise to 80% water supply for the country and they are melting at a fast speed,” the PM stated.
If we don’t act now, our future generations will have huge challenges, he elaborated. “Through this project, Pakistan’s manpower will be trained, and China’s technology will be transferred into the country.”
PM Khan pointed out several things that Pakistan can learn from China including population control, poverty alleviation, and pollution control.
“Since his power, China’s president has punished more than 400 ministers on corruption charges,” he stated, adding that this has shown that a nation can prosper only when it does justice equally, irrespective of the class.
According to him, we are lucky to have a neighbour country that is one of the top superpowers of the world and Pakistan will benefit from that.
He further added that CPEC, which has begun with the goal of enhancing connectivity, has grown to benefit Pakistan in other sectors including agriculture.
He praised the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and expressed strengthen Pakistan’s 70-year old diplomatic ties with China.