Pakistani graduates from China to be hired at CPEC projects


ISLAMABAD, Feb 15 (APP):Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar 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.
He was talking to a delegation of Chinese Studies Centre of Excellence, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) here. CPEC Project Director Hassan Daud and senior officials of the ministry were also present in the meeting.
The minister said the pool could be utilized in various areas under CPEC framework as the scope of mega project widens.
He said the incumbent government in consultation with the Chinese government has widened the scope of CPEC with inclusion of cooperation on agriculture, poverty alleviation, socioeconomic and skill development under its umbrella.
He said approximately 25,000 Pakistani students are currently studying in China and they could play an important role in expediting the progress on CPEC and make it a success.
The minister highlighted that the government will soon initiate a number of pilot projects for poverty alleviation as well as launch various socioeconomic development initiatives for betterment of the masses adding Pakistani experts in these fields could play an important role in this regard.
It was apprised that Centre of Excellence for CPEC, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and planning ministry in collaboration with Higher Education Commission and NAVTTC are developing a well planned online job portal to have availability of skilled labour force.
He said Chinese Studies Centre of Excellence at NUST can also help to register Pakistani graduates from China on the online job portal to help increase the employment opportunities for young scholars.