APBF calls for skilled human resource for thriving Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Business Forum has stressed the need for development of skilled human resources as no country can prosper without a size-able investment in its human resource development.
This is what APBF President Ibrahim Qureshi shared while talking to Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana as the head of delegation comprising members of APBF board of directors.
Commenting on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said this vital project would transform lives of over three billion people by interlinking the region with modern infrastructure.
CPEC has transformational impact on regional prosperity, as it would be a fusion of multiple developments in the global, regional, bilateral and domestic contexts.
“The ultimate objective of CPEC is peace, prosperity and well-being of the people of two countries, region and the world,” he added. Qureshi said that infrastructure projects under the aegis of CPEC would span the length and breadth of Pakistan and it augers well, not only for the industrialists of Pakistan but also for the skilled human resource of Pakistan.
While talking to the delegation, Punjab Governor Rafiqu Rajwana lauded the efforts of APBF in helping build a prosperous and peaceful Pakistan. “CPEC is fast gaining momentum in the country after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan in April 2015.
It is a 3,000-km network of roads, railways and pipelines, linking Kashgar in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and southwest Pakistan’s Gwadar Port,” he added.
It is a collection of projects currently under construction at a cost of $46 billion intended to rapidly expand and upgrade Pakistani infrastructure as well as deepen and broaden economic links between Pakistan and China.
It is expected that CPEC would result in the creation of 700,000 direct jobs between 2015 and 2030 and add 2 to 2.5 percentage points to the country’s annual economic growth.
The APBF delegation comprised Chairman Khalid Rafique, Secretary General Syed Maaz Mahmood, Asim Shahzad, Asif Tippu,Nazir Hussain and Khalid Malik.