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Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad Addresses International Summit on CPEC

Monday, April 02, 2018

Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Chairman, ILM Trust, was guest of honor in the International Summit on CPEC: Think and Grow which was organized in partnership with UMT on March 31, 2018. The Summit is being organized in collaboration with the Center of Excellency CPEC, Government of Punjab and LCCI. This is the largest forum of Pakistan which is elaborating the benefits for Pakistan through CPEC in lieu of modernization of infrastructure and breaking critical bottlenecks in infrastructure which constrain long-term growth and development.

 

Addressing on the occasion, Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad said CPEC is all about the positive change in the economy offering tremendous opportunities to avail them and prosper likewise. CPEC is a beacon of hope for the universities that could employ their graduates because 500,000 to 800,000 new jobs would be created. He said the current business models needed to be replaced with new and innovative ones in order to oversimplify the business culture and attract more locals to take risk of investing in every sector and laying down the foundation of powerful economy.

 

 

Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, was the chief guest during the inaugural session. He said that Gwadar Port has become state-of-the-art business centre and Pakistan is destined to become center of Asian trade and business activities due to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). 

Engr. Sarfraz Ahmed, Director General, Pakistan Industrial Technical Assistance Centre, Lahore, gave the welcome note. Other guests included Abid H K Shirwani, DG UMT, Dr Shahid Rashid, Executive Director, Centre of Excellence-China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Islamabad, and Dr Cui Yong, Vice Dean, Jiangsu University, China.

It is worth mentioning that UMT is taking a keen interest in developing partnership with Chinese educational institutions and businesses. The CPEC Business Research Center has also been established at UMT for the purpose.

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