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China is one of most trusted friends of Pakistan:KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi

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Without any doubt, China is one of the most trusted friends of Pakistan and time has proved again and again that China did not leave Pakistan alone during testing time.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, China has once again proved its friendship with Pakistan.

The whole nation has witnessed that the Chinese government has come forward to help the federal and the provincial governments of Pakistan and provided protecting gears, necessary equipment, and vaccines and that is why we all believe that they are our sincere and reliable friends. During the last 70 years, China has stood by Pakistan in every difficult time. China has become a great economic power, a surprise to the world, largely due to far-reaching national decisions in the economic sector.

The Pak-China Economic Corridor project is a milestone for Pak-China friendship and improvement of the Pakistani economy. Pak-China relations are an inspiring beacon for the nations of the two countries. These views were expressed by the Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi while addressing the “Happy Spring Festival” held at the University’s Guest House on the occasion of Chinese New Year. The Confucius Institute University of Karachi organized the event to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year also known as Spring Festival. It was attended by KU Registrar Professor Dr Abdul Waheed, the Chinese and Pakistani Directors of the Confucius Institute and its faculty, varsity’s deans and faculty members, and teachers of various departments and others. Meanwhile, congratulating the Chinese New Year, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that the Chinese language has now become an international language and over time, the number of Chinese language learners is increasing.

He also appreciated the hard work and efforts of Chinese and Pakistani Directors of the Confucius Institute and its faculty members and administrative staff to promote the Chinese Language in the city. Earlier, Professor Zhang Xiaoping the Chinese Director Confucius Institute University of Karachi said that a four-year degree program is being launched in collaboration with the University of Karachi and the Sichuan Normal University of China, and the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (China).

He mentioned that the Chinese language and culture would be introduced at the campus this year.

He informed the audience that the memorandum of understanding was formally signed last year in this regard.

He shared that under the degree program, students would complete the first two years of classes at the University’s Confucius Institute for Chinese Language and the last two years at Sichuan Normal University in China.

“The Center for Language Education and Cooperation will provide scholarships, including tuition and accommodation expenses.”

He hoped that more programs between the University of Karachi and Sichuan Normal Universities would be started soon.

Professor Dr Nasiruddin Khan the Pakistani Director Confucius Institute elaborated on the activities taking place at the KU Confucius Institute.

He said that the rapid development of the language is a testament to the hard work of Chinese teachers.

The KUCI aims to provide students with the best career opportunities in the future. Another speaker, the Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Lyari Professor Dr Akhtar Baloch, said that if we want to increase our exports then we should learn from China and have to adapt and act on policies that help the country in enhancing our exports.

Professor Dr Farah Iqbal of the Department of Psychology University of Karachi said that the Chinese people are well aware of their responsibilities and perform their duties honestly, as well as ensure the implementation of the law which is essential for the development of any country.

Dr Moiz Khan of the Department of History University of Karachi shed light on Chinese history and said that China has gained a prominent place in the world by adapting to modern technology and emerging as an emerging economy.

At the end of the ceremony, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi, and the CI directors, and others cut the cake to celebrate the new year.

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