“2nd Chinese Language Program” launched for SPU, Punjab

By Yasir Habib Khan | Gwadar Pro Jul 9, 2023

LAHORE, Jul. 9 (Gwadar Pro) - An around 10-Week 2nd Chinese Language Program has been launched for Special Protection Unit (SPU) personnel in Punjab on July 8.  

The first Chinese Language Program for SPU, Punjab was launched in 2019. In post-Covid-19 scenario, it is now the second program that has been organized by the Chinese Consulate Lahore on the proposal of the Chief Minister of Punjab.   

An inaugural ceremony was held on Saturday (July 08) by Chinese Consulate Lahore in attendance with Zhao Shiren, Chinese Consul General Lahore, Mr. Mohsin Naqvi, Chief Minister of Punjab, Dr. Usman Anwar, Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Mr. Shakeel Ahmad, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Mr. Tayyab Hafeez Cheema, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood, Vice Chancellor, University of Punjab at Riaz Hall, University of Punjab.  

The course is scheduled to be held every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-12:00. It will run until September 16, around 10 weeks time span. The textbook is tailor-made for SPU officers so that they can deal with real situations when providing security service and protection to foreigners and particularly the Chinese across Punjab on CPEC or non-CPEC projects.

In order to improve teaching efficiency, the Chinese Consulate Lahore has divided 50 selected SPU people into two classes. Three teachers are from the local Chinese community with two teaching assistants from Confucius Institute, University of the Punjab. 

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