Lahore: Chinese textile company Challenge has signed an agreement with the Gilgit-Baltistan government to train 2,000 workers and provide them jobs in its factory in Lahore.
Managing Director of Chinese company Karen Chen and the representative of the government of Gilgit-Baltistan signed the agreement. Qamar Bobi, businessman who played a vital role in bringing Chinese investment in Pakistan, was also present, said a news release issued here.
Speaking on the occasion, Karen Chen said that as per the agreement, 2,000 workers would be selected from Gilgit-Baltistan and after training, they would be given jobs in textile establishments in Lahore where the employees would be provided accommodation and food free of cost.
Chen said the textile unit is employing 3000 people. Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid thanked the Chinese company for providing employment opportunities to the people of the region.