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Webinar Held On Challenges For Pakistan In Changing Regional Dynamics At Islamia University Of Bahawalpur
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Fri 22nd October 2021 | 04:08 PM
The Department of International Relations at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur held a webinar on 'Changing Regional Dynamics and Pakistan
BAHAWALPUR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Oct, 2021 ) :The Department of International Relations at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur held a webinar on 'Changing Regional Dynamics and Pakistan.
Former Secretary Defence Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Naeem Lodhi was the guest speaker.
The webinar was attended by the Vice-Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob, Chairman Department of International Relations Prof. Dr Muhammad Ijaz Latif, faculty members and students.
The online interactive session included debate and discussion on understanding the challenges and opportunities for Pakistan in the current regional scenario.
Former Secretary Defence Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Naeem Lodhi, the guest speaker, extended his gratitude to the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and the Department of International Relations for organizing this webinar.
He also shared his insight on China's idea of shared prosperity in the region and to extend the Belt and Road Initiative to the middle East and Africa after the successful completion of CPEC in Pakistan.
He reiterated that Pakistan can't afford to compromise on its relations with China, CPEC, peace in Afghanistan, and Kashmir. Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Naeem Lodhi also discussed that there's no chance of the new Afghanistan government being recognized by the West, Israel, and India.
He concluded his discussion by saying that there is a fair chance of the US coming back in the region to challenge China and Russia's influence in the future. He reiterated that Pakistan needs to maintain good relations with all the States and not take sides especially when it comes to big powers.
He shared his insight on how changing regional dynamics is shifting regional balance in favour of China.
He mentioned that China is expected to assume new roles and responsibilities in the region. He also stated that growing bifurcation between India and Pakistan is tilting in favour of regional imbalance.