Ex-Chinese President Jiang Zemin passes away at age 96
BEIJING: Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died at age of 96 of leukaemia and multiple organ failure, Chinese state media reported. Jiang died at 12:13 p.m. (0413 GMT) in his home city of Shanghai, official Xinhua news agency said, publishing letter to Chinese people by ruling Communist Party, Parliament, Cabinet and military announcing death.
“Comrade Jiang Zemin’s death is an incalculable loss to our Party and our military and our people of all ethnic groups,” letter read, saying announcement was made with “profound grief”. It described “our beloved Comrade Jiang Zemin” as an outstanding leader of high prestige, a great Marxist, statesman, military strategist and diplomat and a long-tested communist fighter.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif extended his profound condolences on demise of former President of China Jiang Zemin. In a tweet, he said that late President was a wise leader and a statesman. He said, in Pakistan, we fondly remember him as a great friend who made valuable contributions in strengthening Pakistan-China relations.
Published in The Daily National Courier, December, 01 2022