Pak-China forum on higher education held

ISLAMABAD, July 17 (APP): The first Pakistan-China Forum on Higher Education held here at Air University, was jointly organised by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and China Association of Higher Education.
The one-day forum titled “Challenges of Equitable Access and Quality in Higher Education” was inaugurated by Federal Minister for Planning and Reform Ahsan Iqbal.
Speaking on the occasion, Ahsan Iqbal appreciated the efforts of the Higher Education Commission for building CPEC University Alliance and CPEC Consortium of Business Schools.
“These efforts will help build collaborative linkages and intellectual connectivity which symbolize the spirit of CPEC,” he said. He welcomed the Chinese scholars to Pakistan and hoped which would explore new avenues of mutual cooperation between the two countries.
The distinguished speakers of the event included, Executive Director of HEC, Dr Arshad Ali, The forum started with a welcome note from the Vice Chancellor, Air University, AVM (R) Faaiz Amir and a scholarly exposition of the theme by Lt. Gen. (R) Muhammad Asghar, Consultant CPEC at HEC.
The leader of the Chinese delegation, Ms Xiaomei Wang, highlighted the need for greater cooperation between the academia of the two countries.
The distinguished speakers of the Plenary Session included Dr Sohail H Naqvi, VC LUMS; Xiaomei Wang, Deputy Secretary General of China Association of Higher Education, Imtiaz Ali Rastgar, Chairman Rastgar Group of Companies, Fan XiaoXian, China Association of Higher Education and Dr Mahmood ul Hassan Butt, Consultant, HEC (Moderator).

APP/Sadia/mka/VNS, Islamabad