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Chinese Bridge summer camp for Pakistani students kicks off

The two-week program is designed to be a comprehensive experience, blending intensive language classes with cultural workshops, traditional Chinese art classes, and excursions to iconic historical sites across China, and providing participants with firsthand experiences of China’s heritage

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Beijing:  In an effort to further strengthen the friendship and cultural exchange between China and Pakistan, the 2024 “Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp for Pakistani students kicked off at the Jiangxi University of Science and Technology (JXUST) on 14 July in Ganzhou, China, marking the beginning of a two-week immersive experience for 20 Pakistani educators and students.

Representing institutions including the Punjab University (PU), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), and the Aitchison College in Lahore, the participants gathered in Jiangxi to embark on a journey of language learning and cultural discovery.

The summer camp, a program under the auspices of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and supported by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) of the Ministry of Education, China, offers a unique opportunity for the Pakistani students and teachers to learn Mandarin Chinese, decipher the intricacies of Chinese characters, and delve deep into the rich tapestry of Chinese culture, Chinese media reported.

The two-week program is designed to be a comprehensive experience, blending intensive language classes with cultural workshops, traditional Chinese art classes, and excursions to iconic historical sites across China, and providing participants with firsthand experiences of China’s heritage.

Additionally, the camp facilitates a two-way cultural exchange: Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily life of the Chinese people and they are encouraged to share their own rich culture and heritage.

 

 

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Hina Khan opens up about her battle with breast cancer

Indian actress reveals she has completed her first chemotherapy session and has resumed shooting

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Mumbai: Indian actress Hina Khan, known for her courageous fight against breast cancer, has shared her recent experiences with her fans and critics.

In a video posted on Instagram, the actress revealed that she has completed her first chemotherapy session and has resumed shooting.

Emphasizing the caption of her video, Hina wrote, “Continue working as usual during cancer treatment. This is my first job after the cancer diagnosis. Walking and talking are difficult, especially when facing the biggest challenge of your life,”.

The video received several negative comments, with users questioning the actress's decision to return to work despite her severe illness.

Hina Khan has now responded to the criticism through an Instagram story, where she shared her true condition.

 
 
 
 
 
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“I am in constant pain, yes, constant. Just because someone is smiling does not mean they are not in pain. If someone is not showing it, it does not mean they are fine,” Hina wrote.

The actress further added, “If someone says they are okay, they can still be suffering despite that,”.

Besides it, Hina shared a note sent to her by Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital on her story.

The note read, “Dear Hina Khan, we know this surgery is extremely difficult for you, but we are happy to see you getting healthier,”.

She concluded by saying that “We hope you feel much better soon,”.

 

 

 

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PPP not in favour of imposing ban on any political party: Sindh CM

Syed Murad Ali Shah says the PPP was not consulted regarding the decision to impose a ban on PTI and that the PPP does not support banning any political party

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Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is not in favor of imposing bans on any political party.

Syed Murad Ali Shah mentioned that he reviewed the security arrangements for processions and gatherings in various areas. He said that all security agencies, including the police and Rangers, are on high alert, and local government bodies and KMC have also been activated for arrangements.

He talking to the media at Numaish Chowrangi in Karachi on Wednesday.

The CM said he is overseeing the security arrangements for the central processions in Karachi and Hyderabad, emphasizing that a new wave of terrorism is ongoing in the country. The security assessments will continue until the end of the processions.

When asked about the potential ban on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Murad Ali Shah clarified that the PPP was not consulted regarding the decision to impose a ban on PTI and that the PPP does not support banning any political party.

He added that PTI must also reflect on its role, stating that merely winning seats or obtaining votes does not constitute a political party. He emphasized that PTI has reached this point due to its own actions.

 

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