Punjab China Bureau

The Punjab China Bureau was set up by Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif. Its purpose was to encourage bilateral trade and investment between China and Pakistan. Punjab China Bureau was eventually brought into the ambit of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade on the directives of Chairman PBIT; Shahbaz Sharif. The two countries have been long standing allies and China is Pakistan’s most trusted partner and ally and has a special place in the hearts of the people of Pakistan; hence the Chief Minister formed this wing, to create a dedicated interface for Chinese firms looking to devote their expertise in Punjab.
 
National Development and Reform Commission
On August 28th 2013, Mr. Xiaoqiang,  Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) arrived at Lahore along with 5 other dignitaries from NDRC. On 29th August there was a MOU signing ceremony held at CM secretariat. PBIT was asked to facilitate with the ceremony. PBIT facilitated by providing a Chinese Interpreter for the M.O.U signing ceremony. 
 
Guange Zhou Institute of Energy Conservation
A four member Chinese delegation from Guang Zhou Institute of Energy Conservation visited Punjab from August 26 to 29, 2013 on directions of Chief Minister, Punjab / Chairman, PBIT. Delegation was headed by Mr. Wu Chuangzhi and accompanied by Mr. Pan Xianqi, Mr. Sun Yongming & Mr. Li Haibin. They all were professors of the institute working in energy conservation and experts in biomass and biogas. Delegation held important meeting and discussion with Honorable Chief Minister, Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Secretary Energy & Secretary Agriculture, Punjab and other relevant officials of their department. Secretaries and other officials learned from the experience of Chinese delegates in field of energy and what steps had made China so ahead in field of energy. Visit to Agriculture University, Faisalabad and UET, Lahore was also arranged in order to have discussions with the academics regarding research and development in the field of biomass and biogas. These visits proved to be very fruitful for the researchers of said universities to put them on the right track. Meeting with Lahore Waste Management Company was also arranged in order to learn from the expertise of Chinese experts for converting waste to energy. Two MOU’s were signed between the delegation from Guang Zhou Institute of Energy Conservation, Agriculture University Faisalabad and UET, Lahore for mutual cooperation in joint research on generating power from solid waste, agriculture biomass and biogas, development of bio-fuels, solar energy, geothermal technology and two exchange students in Maters and PhD program for mutual research.
 
China National Textile & Apparel Council
A six member Chinese delegation from China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC) visited Lahore, Pakistan from August 20th to 22nd 2013 on directions of Chief Minister, Punjab / Chairman, PBIT. The Delegation was headed by Mr. Gao Yong and comprised of Mr. Robert Yang, Mr. Feng Dehu, Mr. Yuan Hongping, Mr. Chen Jing, Ms. Zhu Bei Na & Ms. Sherry Xie Yuanyuan. Delegates were representing China National Textile & Apparel Council, China National Garment Association, China Cotton Textile Association, China Textile Industrial Corporation and China Textile International Exchange Centre. Mr. Bashir Ahmed & Mr. Ziad Bashir of Gul Ahmed Group Pakistan also accompanied the delegation. Delegation met with Honorable Chief Minister, Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and exchanged views to enhance the textile industry of Pakistan and also signed a MOU. The delegation held a very informative meeting with Vice Chairman, PBIT on PBIT’s role, textile sector of Pakistan and special economic zones being developed in Punjab. Important presentations & discussions were also held with Masood Textile Mills, APTMA, Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association. Visits of Nishat Mills and Azgard Nine-Denim Manufacturers were also conducted and were of great information to the Delegation regarding the development of Pakistan’s textile industry.