The Consul General of China in Karachi, Yang Yundong, held a meeting with Mayor Karachi, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, at the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) head office to discuss matters of mutual interest. Also present at the meeting were China's Vice Consul Xie Shuye, M. Zheng Chao, and Assistant Consul Chen Weilong.

Mayor Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab warmly welcomed the Consul General of China and the accompanying delegation, emphasizing the strong and friendly relations between Pakistan and China. He acknowledged China's invaluable support to Pakistan during challenging times and cited China's cooperation in various sectors as a testament to their enduring friendship.

Mayor Wahab highlighted the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation's commitment to providing quality civic services to the city's residents. He mentioned ongoing development projects in residential and industrial areas, underscoring Karachi's significance as Pakistan's commercial and industrial hub.

Furthermore, Mayor Wahab expressed Karachi's eagerness to benefit from China's experience in local government affairs and urban development. He assured that Chinese investment companies would receive all necessary support and facilities in Karachi for infrastructure development.

The Consul General of China, Yang Yundong, praised the deep-rooted friendship and fraternal relationship between Pakistan and China. He emphasized that Karachi's development would open new avenues of stability and prosperity for Pakistan.

In a related development, K-Electric, in line with the Government of Pakistan's directives to combat power theft, registered 196 FIRs in police stations across the city against the theft of 2 million units of electricity amounting to 123 million rupees. Notably, 1.5 million of these units were attributed to only 20 customers engaged in electricity theft, including illegal hydrants and generator mafias involved in the illegal resale of stolen electricity. K-Electric's crackdown on power theft aims to ensure uninterrupted power supply to areas and reduce the burden on the national exchequer, thereby contributing to curbing circular debt.

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