GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan’s Karakoram International University (KIU) has formally decided to set up a Chinese Language Study Centre in the campus, a university official said on Thursday. “The decision to this effect has formally been taken and classes will start soon,” said the official.
He added that Additional Secretary Foreign Affairs Javed Hassan who visited Gilgit informed Vice Chancellor Dr Najma Najam about the decision. Hassan told Dr Najam that the ministry of foreign affairs and Chinese embassy will jointly establish the centre that will help hundreds of businessmen involved in Pak-China trade. Pakistan is linked with China via Karakoram Highway that passes through G-B. “Diplomats of various countries and experts will deliver lectures in KIU once the centre gets functional,” the official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 17th, 2011.