Sargodha: Students and faculty members of Sargodha University, along with the Chinese teachers, actively participated in a walk to express solidarity and support to China in its struggle against the coronavirus.
The walk – arranged by Pakistan Institute of China Studies (PICS) on Thursday –started from the Jinnah Block and ended at the Admin Block. The Vice Chancellor Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad, Director PICS Dr. Fazal-ur-Rahman and Chinese nationals, who teach Chinese language at Sargodha University, took part in the walk.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor has said that China has set an example of bravery, unity, and commitment to the world by overcoming the outbreak of coronavirus in no time. China built specialized hospitals in just over a week, which speaks volumes about the capability of China to fight against the novel virus, he added.
Dr. Ahmad said that the mortality rate of the coronavirus is just two percent, which is being exaggerated to malign the reputation of China internationally; however, China has manifested strong ability by gradually overcoming the virus.
“The teachers and students of Sargodha University stand with China at this critical time, and we now that China will surely succeed in defeating this disease as it coped with similar challenges in the past,” he concluded.
Dr. Fazal-ur-Rahman said that China is that great nation which has always faced every challenge with enormous courage and commitment. Negative propaganda is being fanned globally by the envious powers to exaggerate the situation and cause harm to the emerging superpower, he said, adding that China took targeted measures to curb the virus in an unprecedented way.
The participants of the walk – carrying banners and placards inscribed with “We are united” – were chanting slogans to show their support to Chinese people coping with coronavirus.