CIFTIS to prove best forum for service-oriented enterprises of Pakistan to explore new opportunities;
Islamabad, (CGTN): Wasim Kham Achakzai, Advisor to Speaker of Balochistan Assembly and Executive Director Beijing based Think-Tank talking exclusively CGTN viewed that CIFTIS will prove an imperative forum for service oriented enterprises of Pakistan to explore new markets. Highlighting endeavors on part of China to provide an viable environment, Wasim Khan Achakzaisaid that China has been playing very important role for the overall development agenda around the world,.
China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) recent event held in Beijing brings another angle from China of development and we called it as Chinese Model of Development and successful convention of this event reflect Chinese commitment for world development in view of expansion of viable trade environment in the world.
Highlighting features of CIFTIS held in Beijing, Achakzai said that almost 60 countries has participated and over 1100 companies presented it’s technologies and services in this event, which subsequently had a lot of other parallel events and forums involved.
Specially with the participation of Pakistan I think that this event has been a tremendous success, which of course calls for congratulatory note to the Chinese government and its people for putting up this event together.
Talking about telecommunications or information technology or the banking sector or the overall development agenda, presented at the event, he said that CIFTIS proven to be very successful event altogether and specially it shows the Chinese commitment for openness and opening up on part of China for the world market.
Such events has proved that China is the main market for the entire world for expansion of trade for the world economy stability and the role China playing for stability and active role of economy, it has been playing actually the world number one economy role by providing opportunities to the other countries to grow their economy as well.
Achakzai pointed out that automobile production or the technology production, everything is being done in China, so CIFTIS has proven one to be the another event which has attracted a lot of companies, speciallywith the Pakistan pavilion, which is inaugurated by the Pakistani Ambassador to China, it has also given Pakistan a huge opportunity to present, specially the sectors, which are involved in the services industry to give them the opportunity to display and attract more investment into Pakistan.
So, we are in the 10 year of CPEC and larger Belt and Road initiative, and talking about the overall philosophy, which is behind CPEC, it has actually been an eye opener for the Pakistan people and for the governments, which are involved in the planning and execution of CPEC as a whole.
If you took at the overall infrastructure development, you will see that CPEC, it is not hidden for many as you look at the road infrastructure, which has been completed under CPEC, it has proven to be a tremendous success for generating opportunities for the local people and for Pakistani community as a whole.
In the entire country, taking from Punjab to Sindh and Balochistan to KPK as well as Gilgit and Baltistan, AJ&K.
Since we are in the 10th year, I think it has a lot of learning that we have take from CPEC and ther are lot of fruits, which are specially, we have had in terms of infrastructure development and if you talk about the overall connectivity, which has brought either through Gwadar Port or if you talk about the Chinese style modernization or technology, which is coming to Pakistan under CPEC and which has helped the overall Pakistani economy to grow and to create further opportunities for Pakistan as a whole in the different sectors.
Pakistan needs to take full advantages of opportunities generated through CPEC and in this regard people of Pakistan and the government of Pakistan should contain the loopholes that are hindering the country to fully exploit CPEC, said Achakzai.
CPEC is a game changer, as we all say but it still has to change a lot of games, what I would like to say is that it still has a lot of other opportunities, which are untapped and we have to look into that areas in order to do best and bring out the best for our people.
So and to take full advantage at this CPEC and as well as CPEC as larger part of Belt and Road initiative, we are in the 10th year of Belt and Road initiative as well and there are a lot of events going on around the world.
So we have the example of the Central Asian States, which has been affected highly from the Belt and Road initiative and since the part of the Belt and Road initiative, I think CPEC has brought a lot of things and it still has the opportunity to bring a lot.