Dr. Shabir Choudhry (South Asia Watch) speaking at Royal Asiatic Society, London
Dr. Shabir Choudhry in his speech said that the CPEC, besides its economic aspect, has salient parts which are hidden and will have great geo-political and strategic significance and which could be interpreted as having a strong imperialist agenda. He stated further that Pakistan’s ruling elite has a long history of taking dictations from powerful allies. After the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia and even tiny United Arab Emirates which have many times influenced Pakistan’s domestic and foreign policies, this role, to a large extent, has been taken over by China.
Video of Dr. Shabir Choudhry at Royal Asiatic Society, London