LAHORE: University of the Punjab, Lahore and Peshawar and Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), University of Sialkot’s Area Study Center (Russia, China, and Central Asia) arranged an online meeting to discuss modalities of the Eurasian Industrial Research Center (EIRC).

The EIRC is being jointly established by the Center for Global and Strategic Studies, University of Sialkot, Area Study Center (Russia, China, and Central Asia), and University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Furthermore, the meeting aimed at finalizing the domains in which EIRC will be working which include Academic and Socio-Economic areas.

EIRC has been established to act as a platform that will provide long-term opportunities for Pakistan to enhance connectivity with Eurasian countries focusing on sustainable goal development, human capacity development, prospects of enhancing business, trade, and investment.

Additionally, EIRC will be working actively to develop and strengthen linkages between academia and industries to produce work that will be in line with the modern requirements.

Realizing the need to penetrate regional chambers, intra-regional chambers will also be established to facilitate connectivity between various chambers present in Pakistan and regional chambers.

Moreover, during the meeting, it was decided that EIRC will act as a policy-influencing platform and facilitate the formulation of effective policies which will eventually contribute to developing better connectivity between Pakistan and Eurasia.

The online meeting was attended by Sialkot University Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Nadeem Ahmed Chaudhary, CGSS Executive Director Khalid Taimur Akram, Chairman of Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Punjab University Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, Prof. Dr. Shabbir Ahmed of Peshawar University, CGSS Brig Mansoor Saeed (Retd) and  Dr. Fouzia Hadi Ali, Director, Regional Integration Center, University of the Punjab, Lahore and others.

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