Bakhtiar calls for database of Pakistani students in China
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Statistics Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar on Friday emphasized the need to maintain a data base of Pakistani students and graduates from China in various fields to have a ready pool of skilled human resource.
According to a statement released from the ministry, Khusro Bakhtiar said that the pool could be utilized in various areas under CPEC framework.
While talking to a delegation of of Chinese Studies Centre of Excellence, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), the minister said that the incumbent government in consultation with the Chinese government had widened the scope of CPEC with inclusion of cooperation on agriculture, poverty alleviation, socio-economic and skill development under its umbrella.
He noted that approximately 25000 Pakistani students were currently studying in China and added that the students graduating from China in related fields could play an important role in expediting the progress on CPEC.
The minister highlighted that the government would soon initiate a number of pilot projects for poverty alleviation as well as launch various socio-economic development initiatives for betterment of the masses adding that Pakistani experts in these fields could play an important role in this regard.
Bakhtiar said that Chinese Studies Centre of Excellence at NUST can also help register Pakistani graduates from China on the online job portal to help increase the employability chances of young scholars.