KARACHI: As many as 300 Pakistanis have completed the Chinese language course under the aegis of Pak-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The general secretary of the Chamber Salahuddin Latif said the Chinese language course in August 2015 at the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority premises. “It had gathered very encouraging response from the students and the first group of 300 students, including the sitting bureaucrats, businessmen and middle age citizens,” he added.
He said another group of 400 students have started attending classes from this month. “The language experts perform tableaus for students in order to impart them Chinese language in true sense,” he added. He was also very grateful to the cooperation of the Chairman TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh for facilitating the Chamber to start the Chinese language course.
The general secretary further told that the Sindh government has also shown interest in engaging the Chamber for starting Chinese language classes. “I have visited the Sindh government in recent past to discuss the modalities,” he added. He said the importance of the Chinese language courses has increased with the start of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, as the number of visits of Chinese people has registered robust growth with the start of this project.
He has predicted a strong potential to grower for the Chinese language interpreters in near future. Meanwhile, some private sector sources have revealed that the federal government has issued as many as 100,000 visas for Chinese professionals over the last three months. They said a total of 300,000 Chinese professionals would reside in Pakistan to supervise the development projects initiated under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor ahead. However, no official sources were to confirm it.