Friday, December 2

‘CI playing vital role in economic progress’

KARACHI:Confucius Institute (CI), University of Karachi is playing a vital role in the economic progress among Pakistan and China. Institute not only completed its five years of inception with success but also promoted the cultural harmony and ties among the students of both the countries.

The institute has played a pivotal role in making Pakistani students aware of Chinese language and culture as well as mutual exchange of students. The exemplary progress made by China in science and technology is a lesson of Pakistan since Pakistan must learn from Chinese experiences and strive for the eradication of poverty.

These views were expressed by KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Ajmal Khan while delivering the presidential address at 5th anniversary ceremony of Confucius Institute, University of Karachi organized by Confucius Institute, University of Karachi (KU) at ICCBS auditorium KU.

Consul General of China in Karachi Wang Yu said that Confucius Institute has a great role in the progress of the Pakistani students studying in Chinese universities and in CPEC projects. With the progress of Confucius Institute, relations among both the countries will be strengthened.

Pakistani Director Confucius Institute, University of Karachi, Prof Dr Nasir uddin Khan said that the institute has witnessed a rapid increase in students during last five years in which the Chinese teachers have a pivotal role.

“We are working to make it a separate department of Chinese language at University of Karachi”, Khan informed.

He added that in order to promote interest of Chinese language among students, scholarships and stipends are also introduced which will ultimately help to promote career opportunities between the two countries.

Chinese Director Prof Li Yong said that more than 3000 students have been passed out from the institute in diploma and certificate programs out of which 128 students are currently enrolled in Chinese universities. More academic activities will be introduced in the institute.

Former Chinese Director Prof. Huang Guiping said that Chinese teachers have played a key role in promotion of Chinese culture and language. Confucius Institute is playing the role of backbone among both the state in the light of CPEC and mutual relations.