Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:32

Dr Fakhar speaks at National Seminar on China’s Contribution to peace in Afghanistan

Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam presented a paper in National Seminar on China’s Contribution to peace in Afghanistan. The seminar was organized by China Study Centre (CSC) University of Peshawar. Prof. Dr. Zahid Anwar Khan Director CSC opened the seminar. Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmad, Senior Dean University of Peshawar presided over the first session. The theme of  Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam’s paper was “Enabling Factors for China to Contribute to Peace in Afghanistan”. Main pints of the presentation are:

  1. The tract record of China’s relations with Afghanistan is good. Diplomatic relations started between the two countries in 1955, after 7 years of Chinese revolution. Both countries are signatories to a Friend ship treaty of 2006
  2.  China has been supporting Afghanistan in the rebuilding and reconstruction process. It’s technical and financial support in roads and infrastructure development has won the hearts of Afghans.
  3. China is permanent member of UN Security Council; it can play a role in the regard on international forums. Furthermore, in that capacity, she can be one of the guarantors to the peace agreement.
  4. China has strategic relations with Pakistan, which is a key stakeholder in the Afghan peace process. No one can deny the significance of Pakistan viz-a-viz Afghanistan. So if China and Pakistan are on one page regarding resolving the crisis, the combination can prove to be extremely important enabling factor.
  5. China is emerging economic super power. That aspect can also help a lot.
  6. Both China and Afghanistan look forward to Chinese role in the process. This mutual willingness is critically important for peace process.
leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more