Our Correspondent Bahawalpur
The Department of International Relations at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur held a webinar on ‘Changing Regional Dynamics and Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges’. 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.
Guest speaker,Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Naeem Lodhi, extended his gratitude to the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and the Department of International Relations for organizing this webinar. Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Naeem Lodhi in his keynote speech discussed the influence China and Russia are trying to gain in the region in post US withdrawal era.
He was of the view that America’s interest has been to contain the Chinese influence in Afghanistan, Central Asia and maybe even in West Asia. He discussed America’s growing reservation about CPEC.
He also shared his insight on China’s idea of shared prosperity in the region and to extend the BRI to Middle East and Africa after the successful completion of CPEC in Pakistan.