Skip to main content

PAF holds symposium on CPEC


Share this on WhatsApp

ISLAMABAD: A one-day Symposium on CPEC with a theme “CPEC vis-à-vis Opportunities for Aviation Industry and Way Forward” was held under the auspices of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Royal Aeronautical Society, Islamabad Branch at Nur Khan Auditorium Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, the chief of the Air Staff was the chief guest at the symposium. Senators, serving and retired bureaucrats, members of chambers of commerce and select academia notables from various institutions also attended the symposium.

CPEC Parliamentary Committee Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal were the keynote speakers at the event.

While delivering the closing address, the air chief said, “the CPEC is a project of great magnitude which will play a pivotal role in transforming the economic landscape of Pakistan, as indeed the region and beyond.

It is rightly called the game changer as it connects the neighbourhood of East and West Asia, making Pakistan both a conduit and destination for cross-regional investment and trade.

Six distinguished speakers from government, other non-governmental organisations and academia shared their views on CPEC and related aspects.  The speakers included Hassan Daud – Project Director CPEC Ministry of Planning; Dr Nasir Afghan – Director MBA Program IBA Karachi; Air Vice Marshal Razi Nawab (retd)  – Deputy Managing Director Shaheen Foundation; Air Commodore Abdul Moeed Khan – Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans); Syed Muzaffar Alam – CAA additional director air transport and Mr Amer Zafar Durrani – CEO Enhar


Popular posts from this blog

Balochistan to establish first medical university

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentOctober 25, 2017QUETTA: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan.Health minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch made the announcement while speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.“The cabinet has approved the draft of the medical university which would be presented in the current session of the Balochistan Assembly,” he said, adding with the assembly’s approval the Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university.Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2017

5 Shia Hazara community members gunned down in Pakistan

Five members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.This is not the first time that members of the Hazara community have been targeted in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.(Reuters File Photo)Updated: Sep 11, 2017 00:20 ISTBy Press Trust of India, Press Trust of India, KarachiFive members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.The gunmen targeted a car in Kuchluck area of Quetta while it was coming from the Chaman border crossing area, police said.The firing took place when the travellers had stopped at a filling station to refuel their vehicle. Five people of the Shia Hazara community, including two women, died in …

China’s 'Digital Silk Road': Pitfalls Among High Hopes

Will information and communication technologies help China realize its Digital Silk Road?By Wenyuan WuNovember 03, 2017In his speech at the opening ceremony of China’s 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping depicted China as a model of scientific and harmonious development for developing nations. Xi’s China wants to engage the world through commerce but also through environmental protection and technological advancement. This includes Beijing’s efforts to fight climate change with information and communication technologies (ICTs) that it plans to export along its “One Belt One Road” initiative (OBOR). Xi may have ambitious plans, but could China be throwing up obstacles in its own way?In his speech, the Chinese president emphasized the need to modernize the country’s environmental protections. The Chinese state is taking an “ecological civilization” approach to development and diplomacy, with a natio…