An International Conference “China Pakistan Economic Corridor Building Narratives” was held on 17-18 November 2021 at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). Prof Dr. Zahid Anwar, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences & Director, China Study Center, University of Peshawar also participated in the International Conference. He presented his paper “Exploring Geo-Strategic Dimension of CPEC”. In his presentation he highlighted that Pakistan geo-strategically is very significant and it connects South, East, West and Central Asian regions of the Asian continent. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a multibillion dollars mega project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It further strengthens relations between China and Pakistan which are considered higher than mountains, deeper than oceans and sweeter than honey. BRI and CPEC has the potential to connect China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Europe and many South Asian Countries. CPEC, the flagship project of BRI is transforming Pakistan economically. China has launched BRI which is based on win win model and with passage of time winning hearts and minds of people of these regions.
Prof Dr. Zahid Anwar also chaired Session – III, “CPEC: Opportunities and Challenges” in International Conference at Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium. A large number of students, researcher, experts, political analyst, and academia participated in the international Conference.