CPEC to boost demand of expert interpreters: Chinese language whiz

Published: April 2, 2018
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Thousands of Chinese language professionals and interpreters will be needed in the future to meet the growing needs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

These views were expressed by former member of Punjab government scholarship selection committee and Chinese language expert Kamran Chaudhry the other day.

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He said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had a broad vision regarding the learning of Chinese language and the Punjab government had sent many students to different institutions of China to learn Chinese language on scholarships.

He said, “There is a great scope for Chinese language interpreters and translators in the country. The country needs thousands of Chinese language experts in the future as Chinese businessmen are expected to visit Pakistan for different projects of the CPEC.”

He said that several institutes were expected to work in Pakistan where Chinese language would be taught besides the preparation of master trainers.

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To a question, Kamran said that a few number of medium-level interpreters were available in the country but master trainers were the major need of the hour for language teaching.

He urged the youth to learn Chinese language, adding that it was not a difficult language as one could learn it easily if he focused on it with dedication.

He said that Chinese language was a language of sharp-minded people, adding that wages for the Chinese professionals were very attractive.

He said that almost all big universities and institutions were teaching Chinese language in the country; however, more professional trainers were needed to teach better language.

It is pertinent to mention here that Kamran remained an interpreter of former prime ministers, including Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif, former presidents, including Farooq Leghari, Rafique Tarar, Pervez Musharraf and the Punjab chief minister.

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