[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Pakistan and China have agreed to form a joint working group to initiate social sector projects under the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) portfolio. nnPresently four projects have been planned. These include: nn1.    People to People ExchangesnnThis scheme involves cross-cultural and media exchanges through yearly programs. The programs will be geared to promote Chinese and Pakistani culture and heritage through movies, dramas and theatre. nn2.    Transfer of Knowledge in Different SectorsnnThis will constitute training workshops by industrial specialists on the development of rural and urban industrial zones, job creation, SMEs, water resources management and treatment and agriculture. nn nnnn nn3.  Establishment of Pakistan Academy of Social Sciences (PASS)nnThis institutional collaboration will promote social sciences with the help of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The consultative process has been commenced and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been made a focal agency. nn4.      Transfer of Knowledge in Education sector through Consortium of Business SchoolsnnA consortium of top business schools from China and Pakistan led by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for the transfer of knowledge.nnAs skill development is necessary to support any economic project, both countries have thus expressed a dire need to include education-oriented projects alongside energy and infrastructure ones.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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