Guest Lecture by Dr. Lutf Ur Rehman (Expert on Durand Line) –Politics and IR Department-FASS
On Wednesday, 3rd November, the Department of Politics and International Relations organized a Guest Lecture on “Durand Agreement: Implications for Pak-Afghan Relations” by Dr Lutf Ur Rehman (Expert on Durand Line Agreement) at UCP’s main Auditorium. Students from various departments showed up to get them sensitized with the nitty-gritty of the topic. While faculty of the International Relations department also attended this event.
The main thrust of this event was to create awareness about the essential value of the Durand line agreement and its impact and repercussions on Pak Afghan ties. Dr Lutf Ur Reman shed adequate light on the historical background of the Durand line, its legal status in International Law (by international law, it is unchangeable). He unfolded the curtain about the history timeline while informing the audience that Pakistan had to pay the high financial cost for the fencing and its advantages to control the cross border terrorism. He also took stock of the political importance of the Durand Line in the domestic politics of Afghanistan. This event was a great addition of knowledge for IR students.