China Study Center, University of Peshawar, and Pakistan-China Friendship Association, KP Chapter jointly organized a Cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the “74th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA” on October 4, 2023 at 10:00 am at China Study Center Conference Hall.
Dr. Najeeb Ullah, Minister for Science and Technology, IT, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Prof. Dr. Kausar Takrim, Director, China Study Center, University of Peshawar welcomed the honorable Minister Dr. Najeeb Ullah, Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar, Deans, Faculty members, students, and government & media officials to the seminar. She said Today, we gathered here to celebrate the foundation day of the People’s Republic of China, a nation that has a rich and profound history and has made remarkable strides in the past decades. As we celebrate this significant day, it is imperative to reflect on the incredible journey that China has undertaken since its inception. China’s foundation was built upon the principles of socialism, unity, and the pursuit of prosperity for its people” she added
Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani, Secretary General, Pakistan-China Friendship Association KP delved into the rich history of China and highlighted the country’s enduring struggles. However, China’s persistent efforts have propelled it toward becoming the second-largest economy in the world. He also emphasizes that Pakistan and China share a unique bond and both countries have supported each other in tough times.
Dr. Najeeb Ullah, Minister for Science and Technology, IT, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa thanked the Director China Study Center, UoP Prof. Dr. Kausar Takrim for the invitation on such an important occasion. He praised the efforts of the China Study Center, UoP for bringing both countries close to each other through Higher Education and people-to-people contact.
On the occasion, the Chief Guest congratulated the Chinese people on their national day and advised students to pay attention to understanding Chinese culture, history, and civilization. He also said that we have to learn a lot of things from China’s expertise. He highlighted different aspects where Pakistan needs to improve and can learn from China. Science and technology are one of the sectors where we need a lot of improvements. He also stated the Economic Growth have different factors. One is Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) the second is Skilled Labor and Higher Education.
China has become a global leader in various industries and sectors through the strategic use of foreign direct investment. By welcoming multinational corporations into its market and establishing favorable policies to attract foreign investors, China has benefitted from vital capital and expertise that has fueled its economic growth and development. he added
He said that we are working to start bankable feasibility in four thematic areas i:e. Agriculture, Mines, Information Technology, and Energy with the Chinese Government very soon.
While celebrating the 74th Founding Day of the People’s Republic of China today we should also follow our time-tested friend’s advice. There are rich opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to move ahead for socio-economic development. He also mentioned that we can benefit from Chinese experience in various fields for mutual interest.
Prof. Dr. Jehan Bakht Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar congratulated the Chinese people on their national day. He said that today we are celebrating the 74th Founding Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Pakistan and China’s cooperation has increased with the passage of time in various fields including the Knowledge industry. The collaboration in higher education strengthened in the wake of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) further galvanized the academic cooperation among the institutions of higher learning between the two countries
With the official launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the bilateral relationship has been elevated to a higher level. Today for Pakistan, the CPEC is forming its economic model through cooperation in infrastructure development, energy, science and technology, agriculture, and more importantly social-economic development.
He thanked Dr. Najeeb Ullah, Minister for Science and Technology, IT, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, faculty members, researchers, and students for their participation in the event.
At the end of the event, a cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the “74th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA”.