Gilgit: The General Secretary Oversees Chinese Association in Gilgit-Baltistan Abdul Rehman Bukhari said that the role of overseas Chinese in the development of Pakistan especially in Gilgit-Baltistan is admirable. He said more than five thousand overseas Chinese are living in Gilgit-Baltistan, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and other parts of the country.
In order to promote business activities between the two brotherly countries, overseas Chinese always played an important role. He said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring prosperity and development in Pakistan and due to this mega project overseas Chinese in Pakistan would get more business opportunities.
He said CPEC would divert the attention of the investors to Pakistan and overseas Chinese would play a role of bridge between Pakistan and Chinese investors. Gilgit-Baltistan has a lot of natural resources, and Chinese investors could convert the raw material of these resources into real production by using modern technology.
Overseas Chinese introduced Chinese food across the country especially in Gilgit-Baltistan. Now-a-days Chinese food in Gilgit-Baltistan is becoming very famous, and Chinese dishes are available at every nook and cranny of Gilgit and Skirdu. Chinese famous dish ‘Mantho’ has become the part of Gilgiti dishes and without Mantho iftari not complete.
Overseas Chinese working in different sectors are acting as ambassadors of China to Pakistan and they have proved themselves as the real messengers of friendship between the two neighboring countries.