'Pak-China Cultural Street' planned by joint chamber
LAHORE: (APP) The Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) on Thursday called for establishing 'Pak-China Cultural Street' in different cities of the country to promote cultural harmony between China and Pakistan.
Talking to the media here Thursday, PCJCCI President Shah Faisal Afridi said the cultural street would also serve as a fascinating entertainment place for people of Pakistan.
He added that the cultural street could include Chinese cuisine, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese literature, kungfu and martial arts, Chinese movies and theatre, Chinese dresses. Moreover, traditional Chinese festival such as spring festivals, mid-autumn day, etc could also be celebrated in those streets of Pakistan, along with Pakistani local festivals, such as Shindoor Mela, Mela Chiraghan, and Jashn-e-Baharaan.
Faisal Afridi said cultural links should extend beyond the traditional modes of inter-state contacts, it may include student and faculty exchange programmes between universities, academic conferences and professional associations of Chinese and Pakistani experts, and civil society collaborations.
He asserted that the interactions between Pakistani and Chinese media should also be encouraged along with joint ventures in creative arts like cinema, theatre and music, led by inter-governmental collaborations.
He said Pakistan had potential to become the safest place of investment enjoying collaboration of China in all fields of trade and industry.