Seminar on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has secured overwhelming response around the globe. MUST Business School, Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) with the collaboration of Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP) and HEC arranged a seminar on “How Pakistan Economy will be Benefited through CPEC or there will be Adverse Mild Repercussion on Pakistan Economy” on January 16, 2018 to create awareness about this value able project.


The seminar was chaired by Prof. Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman (S.I) and the gusts speaker was Raja Mazhar Hameed Associate Professor Iqra University Islamabad Campus. Muhammad Khalique Director MUST Business School gave an introductory speech and provided an insightful thought about the major pillars of CPEC such as connectivity, infrastructure, tourism, energy and education. He stated that CPEC will bring huge opportunities for job-seekers as there would be more than 700,000 jobs for young graduates and it will solve 80% of energy crisis of Pakistan. He emphasized that the business graduates are required to acquire soft skills and quality education to grab the potential market. He further said that the MUST Business School is completely aware about the current and future challenges and had launched a compulsory course on CPEC at undergraduate and masters level; becoming the first ever business school of Pakistan to introduce this course. 


The guest speaker Raja Mazhar Hameed addressed on the pros and cons of CPEC and highlighted the complete routes of CPEC in Pakistan. He discussed in detail the political economy, justice system and linked it with CPEC in a befitted manner. In the end the vice chancellor of MUST Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman shared his valuable thoughts with a packed hall of audience. He said that doubtfully CPEC is a game changer for the state of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan, but we have to be proactive in our decision to take the maximum pie of the CPEC. History saturated with such example where Pakistan could have sought for more leverage in its relationship with other countries but the leadership never asserted itself, turning a golden opportunity into a waste. He further said that another golden opportunity is at our door and the need of hour is to avail it. In his concluding remarks he appreciated the efforts of the organizers namely Mr. Adeel Razaq, Mr. Abdul Majid Lecturer MBS and the students. 


A large numbers of faculty members, students including Dr. Khalique, Chairperson AMDIP Azad kashmir Chapter/Director IMS, MUST, Registrar MUST, Prof. Engr. Muhammad Waris Jarral, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr. Maqsood Ahmed, Director Student Affairs Engr. Shahid Amin and Director Students Financial Aids Mr. Farooq Ahmed Pirzahida participated in the seminar. 

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