Capital Watch 23-04-2018

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Administrative Retreat Meeting of NHMP

The Administrative Retreat Meeting-2018 was organised by National Highways & Motorways Police (NHMP) during the week in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section of Embassy of the United States with an aim to evolve new ideas to further improve professional conduct of police so that Motorway Police in the country could better serve the society and people. Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal was the chief guest.
In his address, Ahsan Iqbal emphasized the need for adopting the latest technologies to counter policing challenges and meet development and prosperity goals. He said policing performs very fundamental role in success of a nation which was why police needed to equip themselves with the latest technologies.
Secretary Communications, Furqan Bahadur Khan, Chairman National Highway Authority, Jawad Rafique Malik, Director General Frontier Works Organization (FWO), Brig. Muhammad Anwar Sheikh, Inspector General, NHMP, Syed Kaleem Imam, former IGs of NHMP and officers of NHMP also attended the event.

MoU signed to build Gwadar’s first luxury Golf Community

Empire Properties, Pakistan registered trustees of leading International Developers CPIC, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) as the prospective contractor for the construction of China Pak Golf Estates, Gwadar’s first luxury, gated Golf Community. The $265 Mmllion development is a milestone in the development of Gwadar and will deliver the emerging port city’s most premier residential and lifestyle destination.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC) is a Chinese State owned Construction Company and was established in June 1979 under parent company China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) the second largest construction and engineering company in the world.

Spring Fair held at  Lok Virsa

A one-day Islamabad Spring Fair was held here at National Institute of Folk and Traditional (Lok Virsa) during the week. The event was jointly organised by Sakafat and Pakistan Red Crescent, the fair offered colourful array of shopping stalls, food court, global village embassy stalls, children educational activities, health and safety stalls for families, concert by Punjabi pop artists. Deputy Mayor Islamabad Syed Zeeshan Ali Naqvi was the chief guest on the occasion.
During his visit to various stalls, he lauded the Sakafat for organizing Islamabad Spring Fair, saying that this activity not only entertain the visitors but also provide an opportunity to buy local traditional handicrafts and dresses.
Earlier, Dr. Momeena head of Sakafat warmly welcomed the chief guest and briefed about the Islamabad Spring Fair day-long activities. She said that Sakafat also invited special persons to provide them an opportunity to enjoy the cultural activities in the Fair. Dr. Momeena said that Sakafat is making efforts to annually organize such events in capital city. She said that her organization also organize fairs in Lahore and other cities.
The partners of the Spring Fair include Pakistan Red Cresent, Norwegian Red Cross, Turkish Red Cresent, Uber and Turkish Airlines. A large number of people especially families and foreigners visited the Islamabad Spring Fair.

China Cultural Centre’s third anniversary

The third anniversary of China Cultural Centre was organized at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb. In here address, she said that Pakistan and China were located at the centre of the world and that was why the entire world was showing interest in the corridor. She said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a game changer for the coming generations as it would strengthen the economies of entire region. She said that CPEC, a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative was proof of Pak-China friendly state-to-state relations and a symbol of trust and cooperation that both sides enjoyed with each other.
The cultural diplomacy between Pakistan and China had further cemented the deep-rooted bilateral relations, she added.
Marriyum observed that the Pakistan National Council of the Arts under the stewardship of its Director General Jamal Shah was not only making strenuous efforts for promoting culture within the country, but was also playing significant role in strengthening cultural diplomacy between the two countries.
She said she was glad to say that China Cultural Centre, Islamabad was instrumental to strengthening the bonds of friendship and fraternity between the two countries. She said that at the cultural centre besides cultural activities, the students were being taught the Chinese language. She appreciated the efforts of the Chinese ambassador in making the centre a success.
Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, senior officials of Chinese embassy, DG PNCA Jamal Shah were also present on the occasion.

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