Educational exchange programs between China and Pakistan have an essential role in consensual relations and the youth that have enrolled in programs will also contribute in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said You Yi, Cultural Counsellor of China in Pakistan.

He expressed his views on ICT skill competition organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei.

He informed that 145 Pakistani students have received Chinese scholarships in the current year.

“Chinese institutions established are promoting technologies and help in teaching Chinese language teaching and capacity building courses for youth in several cities of Pakistan,” he said. This youth is supposed to play their part to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he added.

The Cultural Counsellor revealed the technological advancement saying that the technology has made the world an information era reducing physical distances between human.

Huawei through promotion of ICT skills among youth has played a significant role in development. Huawei ICT Skill Competition 2017 has displayed the talent of Pakistani students.

Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, affirmed that HEC-Huawei strategic partnership started in 2006 facilitated ICT setup on its own in Pakistan and currently we own the best ICT infrastructures of the region.

“Huawei has taken diverse ICT initiatives with HEC like the establishment of Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN), ICT R&D Centre and Cloud Data Centre”, he said. Owing to Huawei, we have made-in-Pakistan laptops under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed also added that Huawei will train Pakistani youth with the advent of innovative technology as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed with HEC.

For promotion of business and education 30 representatives from Chinese business institutions will attend the Business Schools Consortium in the August-end, he added. Huawei stands alongside with HEC in promotion of ICT in Pakistan said Space Lee, Vice President, Huawei.

He said technological keenness is imperative for contacts because the technology is restructuring the world. He said Huawei will welcome students intending to compete in the Huawei ICT Skill Competition 2017.

Shields awarded to representatives of 13 universities working with Huawei on Huawei Authorized Information Network Academy (HAINA). The representatives counted in were Engr Ahmad Farooq, Vice Chancellor, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Dr Jahangir Bashar, Rector, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Swabi, Engr Amir Hafeez, Assistant Professor, FAST-NU, Dr Sajid Saleem, Assistant Professor, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Dr Munam Ali Shah, Head of Department, Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Dr Imran Mumtaz, Director, IT, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Dr Zeeshan Ahmed, Assistant Professor, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Arshad Bosal, Director, IT, University of Gujrat, and Athar Kaleem, System Administrator, University of Haripur.