‘Chinese model key to alleviate poverty’
ISLAMABAD - Chairman Pak-China Institute, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, on Sunday urged the Government to follow the Chinese model of poverty alleviation as China has lifted around 400 million people out of poverty within a generation time.
He was addressing a unique gathering of around 400 youth from China and Pakistan assembled on the occasion of Pak, China Cultural Show held here at Pakistan, China Friendship Centre. The function was held to welcome the 100-member youth delegation from China. Chinese Ambassador Liu Jiang and officials of Pakistani Ministry of culture were also present.
This is a strategic, friction-free and model relationship between the two neighbours. He said these ties were distinguished due to the exceptional bonds between the peoples and governments of both the friendly nations.
“In a scenario when 21st century is an Asian century, China’s rise as a world giant is a positive development for peace, stability and development in Asia. This is also more important as the world’s balance is shifting from the West to the East,” he asserted.
The founding chairman of the first Pakistani think-tank on Sino-Pak ties further added that Pakistan China Institute (PCI) would play a lead role in celebrations of the completion of 60 years of Pakistan, China diplomatic relationship. He said the services of the institute would go a long way in harnessing the people-to-people contacts between both the friendly countries.
Besides the Chinese youth delegation, hundreds of students from Roots School System (RSS) led by Director RSS Faisal Mushtaq, and Beacon House School System also attended the function. On the occasion, Faisal Mushtaq said the RSS would launch the first Chinese language classes in Pakistan in February 2011.
He said the RSS had already hired the services of two leading Chinese instructors who would be arriving Pakistan soon. He said this would provide the Pakistani students an exclusive opportunity to learn the Chinese language, which would be the language of the modern age.
Leading Chinese and Pakistani artists also performed cultural dances. The Chinese artisan performed Mangol, Uygur and Ham Chinese dances, besides other traditional and folk dances of China. Pakistani artists performed Leva, Bhangra, Khattak and Sindhi dances. On the occasion, artists from both the countries also performed their skills with musical instruments.