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inauguration ceremony of Centre for Chinese Legal Studies held in LUMS


Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

11th October, 2019
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Centre for Chinese Legal Studies

The Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Centre for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS) at LUMS.

The Centre, a groundbreaking initiative for research in and the promotion and teaching of Chinese legal studies in Pakistan, has been established in collaboration with the School of Law at Wuhan University, China.

The ceremony drew a large attendance, and featured prominent individuals from not only the legal field, but also from the government sector. Honorable Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, served as the Chief Guest and keynote speaker.

Given Pakistan’s increased interaction with China over the past years, the CCLS has been founded as a hub for shared legal resources and an exchange of knowledge between Pakistani academics and their Chinese counterparts.

The Centre with the School of Law at Wuhan University (SLWU) will also train qualified academic staff based in Pakistan in order to create capacity for the study and teaching of Chinese Law in all relevant areas of concern for Pakistan, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The CCLS will broaden the legal knowledge base and equip lawyers to work on Pak-China projects. Mutual collaboration on research projects and exchange visits will build intellectual capital for both nations.

In this regard, CCLS and School of Law at Wuhan University have commenced a short Law course at SAHSOL titled, ‘Introduction to Chinese Law’.

In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor LUMS, noted the importance of this partnership, “The role of CCLS is to promote exchanges with Wuhan University to teach Chinese law courses, conduct training seminars and attend conferences and symposia on the Chinese legal system. By building academic capacity to study and teach courses in Chinese law through CCLS, both countries stand to gain as our ties are strengthened through CPEC and the Belt and Road Initiative. This important initiative must succeed for future generations not only to benefit Asia, but to benefit the world, which is increasingly looking to China for its remarkable progress in scientific research and higher education.”

Dr. Parvez Hassan, member of the Board of Trustees, LUMS, spoke to the audience and noted how the University is positioned to spearhead this initiative. INSERT QUOTE

SAHSOL has collaborated closely with Wuhan University to establish this Centre. As one of the earliest universities in China, it is a comprehensive research university that has been extensively involved in creating linkages with international universities across the world through exchange programs and partnerships.

Its world-class facilities and educational quality, along with its beautiful campus, attracts more than, 2000 international students every year to study in the university’s various disciplines.

Professor Li Fei, President Wuhan University, also spoke at the event and expressed his pleasure at the collaboration. INSERT QUOTE

In his keynote address, Honourable Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, drew on his experiences from across his distinguished legal career and said, INSERT QUOTE.

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