Centre of Excellence for CPEC and CPEC Centre University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir convened one-day seminar on “CPEC and Regional Connectivity: Opportunities and Challenges”. HE Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu & Kashmir/The Chancellor, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir addressed the opening ceremony of the conference. HE Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, Prime Minister Azad Jammu & Kashmir attended the ceremony as Chief Guest.
The conference was arranged because many questions have been raised during the last few months about the linking of Azad Jammu and Kashmir with the CPEC and its impact on the local economy. Moreover Indian propaganda against the CPEC due to the disputed nature of the Jammu and Kashmir region has to be confronted through creating awareness in the common people.
Dr Shahid Rashid, Executive Director CoE-CPEC, Mr. Hassan Daud Butt, Project Director CPEC MoPD&R. Dr Talat Shabbir, Director China Pakistan Study Centre ISSI, Dr Liaqat Ali Shah, Head of Policy Division (Trade & Development) CoE-CPEC, Dr Asma Haider Baloch, Member Social Sector MoPD&R, Dr Fahd Amjad, Head of Policy Division (Regional Connectivity) CoE-CPEC participated as speakers and discussed the aforementioned issues.
This seminar was attended by government officials, civil society activists, business leaders, investors from the diaspora, journalists and students who will benefit from the analysis and information provided during the seminar.