KARACHI : Malaysia sees China-Pakistan Economic
Corridor as a big opportunity for South Asia region , especially for
Pakistan. We can partner with Pakistan in potential projects in
various sectors, if invited.
Malaysia has extended big support to Pakistan in education. At
present, 1600 Pakistani students were studying there in different
faculties. There is big scope for Pakistani students to get higher
This was stated by Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi,
Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman, while talking to a group of journalists at
the conclusion session of two-day 20th Study Malaysia Expo at a local
Besides more cooperation and support in education sector,
Malaysia wanted to increase bilateral trade with Pakistan– which was
dollars 1.34 billion and was in favour of Malaysia. Pakistan
exported to Malaysia textiles, vegetable and fruit and Malaysia’s
major export to Pakistan was palm oil, he said.
The Malaysian envoy said his country also wanted to promote
tourism in Pakistan.Last year 39,000 Pakistani visited to Malaysia.
He mentioned that 30 Malaysian students were getting Islamic
education in Pakistan.
Being Muslim brotherly country, Malaysia intended to build
strong relationship with Pakististan. The two countries also had
defence collaboration including joint trainings of forces. Some
Malaysian officers were receiving training in Pakistan Air Force, he
Malaysian Consul General , who have taken the charge just two
weeks back, felt very comfortable and happy with Karachiites whom he
described as very friendly and hospital.He liked spicy food, mostly
mutton items and the seafood. In addition, he said, Pakistani Basmati
rice and mango were his favourite food items.