Thousands of Chinese language experts required in country

LAHORE: Thousands of Chinese language professionals and interpreters are needed in future to meet needs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

These views were expressed by Member of Punjab Government Scholarship Selection Committee and Chinese Language Expert Kamran Chaudhary while talking to reporter on Wednesday.

He said that Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif had a broad vision regarding the learning of Chinese language and Punjab government had announced a scholarship scheme for 500 candidates.

He said that there was a great scope for Chinese language interpreters and translators in the country, adding the country needed thousands of Chinese language experts in future as thousands of Chinese experts of different fields were expected to visit Pakistan to work for the CPEC.

He said that at initial stage, the Punjab government was sending people to China for learning the language but in future, he added several Chinese language institutes were expected to work in Pakistan where Chinese language would be taught besides the preparation of master trainers.

To a question, Kamran said that a few number of medium level interpreters were available in the country but master trainers were the major need of time for language teaching.

He urged youth to learn Chinese language, adding that it was not a difficult language and one could learn it easily if he focused on it with dedication.

He said that almost all universities and institutions were teaching Chinese langauge, however, more professional trainers were needed to teach better language.

It is pertinent to mention here that Kamran Chaudhary remained an interpreter of former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif, former presidents Farooq Leghari, Rafique Tarar, Pervaiz Musharraf and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.