SHANGHAI: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that Pakistan was keen to learn from the marvelous economic development of China achieved over last three decades and wanted to emulate the same.
He expressed these views while attending a briefing during his visit to Urban Planning Exhibition Centre here.
President Mamnoon said he was impressed with all-round fast development of Shanghai, the economic hub of China.
During the bird-eye view of the city from the exhibition centre, the President was informed that Shanghai, being the commercial conduct hosted a large number of skyscrapers.
The country’s tallest 632-meter high Shanghai Centre Tower was under construction. The skyscraper with 121 floors would be completed by next year.
The city had the distinction for hosting 2010 Shanghai Expo for over six months, in which Pakistan also actively participated.
The President was shown various important buildings through 3-D (three dimensional) images of the site of Shanghai Expo Centre, the Huangpu river that divides the city in west and east and the Yangshan Deep Water Port.
The President was informed that city had two mega international airports: Podan International Airport and the Hongquao International Airport.
The President was impressed when he was informed that Shanghai had the modern and fast magnetic train system.
He was informed that Pakistan was the first non-communist country that had launched its flight to China in 1964.