German political economist Dr Wolfgang delivers lecture on China-Pakistan ties at ITU
German political economist Dr Wolfgang delivered a lecture on the China’s Pakistan Option: Economic and Social Implications of an All-Weather Relationship at the Centre for Governance and Policy, Information Technology University (ITU), here today. Dr Wolfgang is based at the South Asian Institute at Heidelberg. He has been a keen observer of Pakistan’s foreign policy for years now.
At the lecture, he said he was optimistic about the peaceful and efficient completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. “The historical timeline of Pakistan-China relationship calls for attention,” he said. He also dismiss rumor circulating in the media about transportation and transaction costs associated with the project. Pakistan could look up to China as well for financial and military aid to recovers from its chronic economic and social crises, he said.
The academic hoped that the project would prove beneficial for the region as it would promote connectivity among nations along the historic Silk Road. He concluded the session on a hopeful note and said that involvement of all stakeholders in the project would help avert risks and promote prosperity in the region.