International Conference on CPEC, Sustainable Tourism Development for Women Empowerment in Pakistan

on September 14-15, 2023

Organized by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi & Karakoram International University, Gilgit in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad

to be held in Hybrid Mode at         Karakoram International University, Gilgit

Introduction: Today’s transformational age is demanding our quick and exact steps. Tourism in Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan, Swat-Kalam, Lahore-Archaeology, Karachi-Gwadar, Cholistan-Cold Desert, and Religious-Diversity) is the core industry in the contemporary era which can generate finance and prosperity more than a European tourist country. “We are calling for papers on the projects that how, where, and in which areas of tourism, the women of Pakistan can participate and how they can get counselling, and financial and technical help to empower themselves for the sustainable development of Pakistan.” We are taking on board the Ministers, Secretaries from governments, Chambers of Commerce, national and international universities, local grass-root level projectors, local religious places caretakers, and social media bloggers in the Conference being held in September 2023. Pakistan has the best hardworking and eager to do something with great Human Resources, an ever-rich culture, and evergreen values with a peaceful diversified environment. We need only one stand and that is projection. The conference will spring out at grass root community participation businesses for sustainable development goals.

2. Objectives:

  1. Design and develop new academic programs for collaborative universities on “CPEC, Tourism, and Women Empowerment”
  2. Share research outcomes with academia, governments, and the business community for women empowerment and Sustainable Tourism.
  3. Exchange ideas to enhance academic collaboration and discuss solutions to problems related to the implementation of CPEC projects on Tourism for Women Empowerment in the Long Term Plan.

3. Themes of the Conference:

  1. Role of Academia for Tourism, Development of Supporting Industries, and the Local Economy
  2. Digital Connectivity through IT on Tourism for Women Empowerment
  3. Sustainable Social Tourism Infrastructure, and Management for Women Development
  4. Sustainable Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation through Women’s Participation
  5. People-to-People Contacts and Civilizational Harmony through Religious Tourism

Themes Coordinators:

  1. Theme A: Dr Sohail Rizwan, Department of Commerce
  2. Theme B: Dr Mukhtiar Bano, Department of Software Engineering
  3. Theme C: Dr Adeela Rehman, Department of Sociology
  4. Theme D: Dr Sana Zulfiqar, Department of Environmental Sciences
  5. Theme E: Dr Nazia Zaman & Dr Syed Aftab Alam, Department of Islamic Studies

International Keynotes Speakers Expected

(a) Dr Alexander Wang, Director of the Center for China's Overseas Interests, Shanghai International Studies University, China (b) Prof. Dr Chang-Qing Ke, School of Geography, Nanjing University (c) Prof. Liang Yan, Director, IMS, CUC, Beijing. China (d) Mr. Nayab Bukhari, Director, LMS, Sydney, Australia Connected for Later Adjustment: Prof. Jie ZHANG, SHEN Juqin, Prof. Yaping Hu WANG, Prof. WU BIHU, Prof. Jie ZHANG, Qiang ZOU,

National Keynotes Speakers:

  1. Prof Dr Habib Bukhari, Vice Chancellor, the Kohsar University Murree
  2. Prof. Dr Muhammad Ali, Pro Vice Chancellor, BZU, Multan
  3. Dr Safdar Ali Shah, Director-CPEC HEC Islamabad
  4. Professor Dr Zahid Anwar, Director, China Study, University of Peshawar
  5. Dr Abdul Sattar, Director China Study Centre, BUITEMS.
  6. Dr Scarlet, Director, China Study Centre, NUST
  7. Dr Nasir Afghan, Director, China Study Centre, IBA.
  8. Dr M Kamran Director, China Study Centre, UET, Lahore.
  9. Prof Dr Ghulam Hussain Babar, DSA, ARID University Rawalpindi

Important Dates:

Submission will be called in three phases as follows:
First phase: Abstract submission last date:                     30th July 2023
Abstract Acceptance Announcement:                 15th August 2023
Full paper submission last date:                                      30th July 2023
Issuance of Final list of presenters:                                 15th August 2023
Program of Sessions submission last date:                    20th August 2023
Printing and Publication matters:                                    21st to 30th August 2023

Scholars can submit their original papers or abstracts at the following link:

Registration Fees and Mode:

Conference presentation fee deposit date:         Within one week after acceptance Conference Presenter fee:            2000 PKR/10 USD
Conference Participant fee:           1000 PKR /5 USD (High Tea and Certificates will be provided to the participants)
Mode of the conference:               Hybrid (In-person & Online)


Abstract book in hard and soft. Accepted papers will be published in HEC-recognized Y, and X journals (Rules applied by the Journals) Printing of standees, Presenters’ cards and Card bags with stationary along with the logo of FJWU and collaborators, before the 30th of August 2023.


Visit of Gilgit-Baltistan tourist places i.e. Sakardu Vellay, Manthal Buddha Rock, Manthokha Waterfall, Katpana Cool Desert, Kharphocho Fort, Shangri-La Lake, and Balti Museum

Dr Faqeer Muhammad-Director CSC KIU
Secretary Conference

Dr Nazia Zaman-Lecturer FJWU
Joint Secretary Conference

Dr Syed Aftab Alam
Assistant Professor FJWU
Focal Person HEC


  1. BWO Researches Ltd, Islamabad Pakistan
  2. International Journal of Academic Research for Humanities (HEC-Y Category)