The University of Chitral organized a regional conference with the theme of “Chitral the future hub of tourism & Trade connectivity”. The conference was a joint venture of Chitral Association of Education and health. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness about CPEC benefits for Chitral, prospects, opportunities, and challenges. Scholars from the University of Peshawar, University Of Swat, University of Chitral and scholars of civil society presented their paper on different topics.
Different routes of CPEC and their proposed benefit for Chitral were discussed in detail.
Project Director University Of Chitral Prof. Dr. Badshah Munir Bukhari was also present on the occasion. He said that CPEC is a game changer for Pakistan and whole of South Asia. It will integrate different regions of Pakistan which will help to improve and strengthen the economy of Pakistan. It will create jobs opportunities and will help to eradicate poverty from Chitral. It will also help in improving security.
Tourism has vast potential in Chitral. Tourism will develop at a fast pace in Chitral and the people of Chitral need to avail the opportunity. He said that we need to work together as a society in order to avail maximum benefit from CPEC. CPEC will not only prove as a game changer for Pakistan but it will be a strong economic boon for Pakistan in the next three to five years. It will help to change Pakistan image from a fragile state to an emerging economy in South Asia. The conference ended with vote of thanks from the Project Director.