The China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) launched a book titled “Cheeni Saqafat Kay Tabinda Naqoosh” authored by Group Captain (Retd.) S.M. Hali on January 31, 2018. General Ehsan-ul-Haq, former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Distinguished commentators on the book included: Mr Lijian Zhao, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of People’s Republic of China, Islamabad, Mr Uxi Mufti, former Executive Director, Lok Virsa, and Ambassador (Retd.) Syed Hasan Javed, Director, Chinese Studies, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).
Welcoming the guests, the Chairman ISSI, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, said that it was an honour for ISSI to provide a platform for the launch of this book. He thanked S. M. Hali for choosing ISSI as the venue for the launch of his book. Ambassador Mahmood lauded the author for covering the Chinese culture extensively and said that the book was a handy reference for Pakistani audience, which is not much aware of Chinese culture. He added that this work is a seminal contribution in developing greater understanding of Chinese culture in Pakistan, and introducing the readers to various aspects of the Chinese culture such as music, arts, festivals, cuisine, literature, and philosophy.