Deputy Counsel General of China Peng Zhengwu said that China is extending full support to Pakistan and power plants based on technology being used in Beijing had been installed for resolving energy crisis.
Seminar was organized by Punjab University (PU) at Pakistan Study Centre. Deputy Consul General of China Peng Zhengwu, Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Sichuan University’s Vice President Yan Shijing, Director Pakistan Study Centre, Sichuan University China Professor Dr Song Zhihui, Fudan University China Pakistan Study Centre’s Director Professor Du Youkang, Director Centre for Public Policy and Governance Forman Christian College University Professor Dr Saeed Shafqat, Dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities Professor Dr Iqbal Chawla, Assistant Professor Dr Amjad Abbas Magsi, Chinese students and MPhil/PhD scholars were attended the seminar.
Peng Zhengwu said while addressing the seminar that Sahiwal coal-fired power plant was clean and efficient energy project in Pakistan.
He further said that Free Trade Agreement would come into effect from Jan 01, 2020 which would reduce the tariff and Pakistan would have an opportunity to strengthen its economy.
He informed that China was strategic partner of Pakistan and China issued visa to around 150,000 Pakistanis every year. Orange Line would be available for commercial use from next month and people would get better transportation facilities.
Yan Shijing said that Sichuan University and Punjab University were making efforts to promote higher education. He said that Pakistani students were studying in medical, economics, civil engineering, computer science and other academic disciplines being offered at Sichuan University, which was the second largest university in China.
Professor Dr Saleem Mazhar lauded the services of Pakistan Study Centre for connecting academic institutions and experts of both the countries. He said that people to people contact would help understand culture of each other. He stressed the need to jointly organize seminar and conferences and launch joint research projects on various topics of mutual interest.
Professor Dr Iqbal Chawla said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would contribute in development of the region and our future was associated with this mega project.