Islamabad/ Midrand, 24 September 2021 (TDI): Dr. Farhana Paruk, Director of Pearson Institute for Higher Education, took part in the webinar from South Africa. The webinar conducted by Friends of BRI Forum entitled “How BRI can help Afghanistan?”
Farhana gave a splendid presentation on it. BRI could improve Afghanistan’s digital infrastructures, deliver fiber optic cables, next-generation cellular networks, and data centers to neighboring countries. Many countries in Africa have benefited from the investment of China.
She highlighted that according to a case study of 2018 on South Africa, the second-largest infrastructure financer to Africa was China. She added that BRI would strengthen the economies of both countries, pave the way to trade between China and Afghanistan, and deepen diplomatic relations.