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The chief purpose of this research project was to explore Afghan EFL lecturers’ perceptions towards challenges hampering active learning. With regards to achieving this objective, a qualitative research approach, in particular, face-to-face interviews were conducted. The researcher interviewed and collected the data from seven EFL lecturers in the Languages and Literature Faculty and EFL lecturers in Education Faculty at Kandahar University. This study identified large classes, lack of technological facilities, lack of time, shortage of lecturers, and cultural issues as the challenges hampering active learning.</p> Hashmatullah Tareen Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/129 Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Bank Competitive Condition and Bank Performance, Evidence from Emerging Markets https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/199 <p>This paper verify the level of bank competition and the relation between bank competition and bank performance of four emerging market countries which include Brazil, Russia, India and China. &nbsp;The data is random selected from the BankScope database and consist of 692 set of observations during 2000 to 2014. &nbsp;The final regression results declare that the bank market of China, Russia and Brazil are under the monopolistic competition, while the bank market in India is in the monopoly. &nbsp;Moreover, the bank competition is negatively associated with the bank performance through the investigation.</p> Lebin Huang Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/199 Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000 An Analysis of Affective Factors of Deaf college Students' English Learning Based on Affective Filtering Hypothesis https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/216 <p>&nbsp;The College English course for deaf students is a compulsory course for students during the university period. The influence of learning motivation, learning anxiety and self-confidence on deaf students' English learning should also be considered. By balancing various emotional factors, students can obtain better learning results. The influence of affective factors on learning is undeniable. Therefore, in view of these major affective factors, combined with the learning reality of deaf students and the observation of front-line teachers and front-line classrooms in the investigation, the author explores the influence of several affective factors on deaf students' English learning, and puts forward improvement measures and suggestions.</p> GAI LIU Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/216 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Development of Non-Heritage Cultural and Creative Products in Inner Mongolia Monishan Non-Heritage Town https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/215 <p>In the context of the development of global cultural and creative industries, China's cultural and creative industries are developing into new industries day by day, which also provide a new development direction for the cultural and creative products of non-heritage. The development of cultural and creative products for intangible cultural heritage can provide a new idea and path for cultural inheritance and promotion, and realize the win-win development of intangible culture and cultural and creative products. Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is a place of richness in intangible cultural heritage. It plays an active role in the sustainable economic and social development of the autonomous region, deeply implements the development project of intangible cultural heritage, and promotes the creative transformation and innovative development of Chinese outstanding traditional culture. Field research was conducted on the representative cultural and creative products of Hohhot's Monishan Non-Heritage Town to analyze and excavate its existing problematic points. Through a variety of methods to review literature, collect and organize research on intangible cultural heritage, in-depth local inspection and research methods to analyze the existing problems. The optimization strategy is proposed to be applied to the development of non-heritage products.</p> Yanli Li, ling Chen, Hastana Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/215 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 An Introduction to Educational Essays for Professional Development of Kindergarten Teachers https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/214 <p>The professionalization of early childhood teachers is a new need for teachers in the education reform, an inevitable trend of the times, and an important factor in the quality of kindergarten education and the overall development of young children. Among them, the significance of educational essays to the professional development of teachers and the prosperity of education is indisputable. The author believes that educational essays are the recorder of kindergarten teachers' daily life, the summarizer of kindergarten teachers' education and teaching, the practitioner of kindergarten teachers' scientific research, and the reflector of kindergarten teachers' teaching practice. Therefore, it is advocated that writing educational essays is an effective learning method for teachers and becomes the basis for teachers to discover themselves, study themselves and improve themselves. The process of educational practice is enhanced by writing educational essays to reflect and summarize and streamline, thus improving teachers' professionalism and further promoting the progress and prosperity of education.</p> Yanli Li, Hastana Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/214 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Standardized self-management education of psoriasis patients under New Coronavirus Pneumonia https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/211 <p>Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in December 2019, the epidemic has also had an adverse impact on the mental health of the public due to fear of the epidemic, common diseases, treatment delays and other factors. Patients with chronic skin diseases often have problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, anger and social isolation, which in turn will induce or aggravate primary skin diseases and form a vicious circle. Psoriasis is one of the common skin diseases. When the skin barrier function of patients with psoriasis is damaged, improper protection will increase the susceptibility to virus and induce or aggravate the disease. During the COVID-19 epidemic, some psoriasis patients who were isolated at home suffered from illness due to lack of disease awareness, poor self-management and lack. Patients who go out for medical treatment will increase the risk of COVID-19 infection. The lack of standardized self-management of psoriasis patients is one of the important reasons for the recurrence of their diseases. Standardized self-management is an important guarantee to improve the health status of patients and improve their quality of life. This article expounds the current situation and contents of standardized self-management of psoriasis patients, hoping to arouse medical workers' Thinking on how to implement standardized self-management of psoriasis patients under the epidemic situation of novel coronavirus pneumonia. At the same time, patients should strengthen self-management and do a good job in going out to prevent and minimize the adverse effects of the epidemic situation.</p> YANFU HENG Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/211 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Study on Improving Chinese College Students' Intercultural Communication Competence in College English Teaching https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/210 <p><strong>Abstract:</strong>Intercultural communication competence refers to the ability of people from different cultural backgrounds to come together and communicate.It is also an important skill that college students should possess.However, the college students’&nbsp;intercultural communication ability is not satisfactory&nbsp;at present.In order to improve college students’&nbsp;intercultural communication ability at present, this paper puts forward a teaching and training mode&nbsp;to improve students’&nbsp;intercultural competence under current conditions--the training mode based on English movies, and carries out practical research on this new mode.Finally, this study proves the effectiveness of this new teaching model.</p> Peng Cui Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/210 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Exploration on the Development of National Education in Inner Mongolia https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/209 <p>&nbsp;Education is an cornerstone of national rejuvenation and social progress. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the education system of Inner Mongolia has insisted on strengthening the foundation, maintaining integrity and innovation, and has promoted the historic leapfrog development from scale to quality of education at all levels. Inner Mongolia is the birthplace of China's system of regional ethnic autonomy and has a glorious tradition of ethnic unity. Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region holds the main line of casting the consciousness of the Chinese nation's community, and combines the cultivation and practice of socialist core values&nbsp;with the education of national unity and progress. The paper is to answer the following questions: What is National Education of Inner Mongolia? What achievement has Inner Mongolia has made in the past ten years? What measures has the government adopted to promote national education in Inner Mongolia? By reviewing the data released by the Inner Mongolia government and related literature, this paper explores the answer to the above questions, hoping to give insights to the readers a good understanding of national education in Inner Mongolia, China.</p> Jun Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/209 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Sylvia’s Self-realization in Sarah Orne Jewett’s A White Heron From the Perspective of Deep Ecology https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/208 <p>In her short novel&nbsp;<em>A white Heron</em>,&nbsp;the famous American regional writer Sarah Orne Jewett pays attention to ecological problems. Sylvia, the protagonist of the novel, gradually realizes the significance&nbsp;of nature in the process of Self-realization. By living in the wood and befriending animals, she also changes from the stage of ego to social self and finally to ecological self.&nbsp;This process of Self-realization is a possible approach to the &nbsp;better relationship between human and nature.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Haiqing Zhu, Yurui Li Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/208 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Using Reading Circles to Connect Readers with Text Extensive Reading https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/207 <p>Extensive reading course is a critical part of cultivating English majors’ language learning ability. Its teaching quality directly impacts students’ improvement of reading ability. Combined with autonomous learning theory, this paper aims to explore the practical meaning of introducing and practicing Reading Circles in extensive reading course and analyze its benefits to cultivate students’ autonomous reading ability and critical thinking ability. By applying this new teaching mode, it hopes to connect students with text and thus create a classroom environment in which students can interact with the text. It is expected to change the situation of teachers-oriented class and improve students’ core competence of reasoning,&nbsp;analysis&nbsp;and&nbsp;judgment.</p> Jie Liu Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/207 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Current Situation and Problems of Teachers' professional Development from an International Perspective and Its Enlightenment to China: based on the results of TALIS 2018 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/206 <p>The OECD released a survey report on the global professional development of teachers in June 2019. Through the analysis of the survey report and data information, it is found that the participation of international teachers' professional development is very high, and the content of professional development is diverse. The ways of international teachers' professional development mainly focus on the improvement of discipline knowledge and discipline teaching ability. However, international teachers also face problems such as the conflict between work and professional development, insufficient policy support and so on. The Enlightenment of the above research findings to the professional development of Chinese teachers are: paying attention to the needs of teachers, providing diversified development methods, providing on-site training, providing policy support, and improving the incentive mechanism</p> Pengcheng He Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/206 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 An Analysis on Runaway from Perspective of Cognitive Dissonance https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/205 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The short story<em>&nbsp;Runaway</em>&nbsp;is one of the same name collection.Carla eloped with her boyfriend Clark when she was 18 and cut the contact with family. After experiencing&nbsp;the suffering from the marriage, she started the second escape but gave up in the end.&nbsp;Cognitive Dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. Carla, the protagonist experienced&nbsp;the ignorance to the point of unbearable. When she almost closed&nbsp;to the new life, she gave up with the influence of Cognitive Dissonance.&nbsp;This paper analyzes essential reasons of the two escapes of Carla in Alice Munro's short story Runaway from the perspective of Cognitive Dissonance. Strategies of dissonance relieving are offered for middle-aged woman who suffered from the mind dissonance.</p> Ting Wang Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/205 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis on the Embodiment of OBE in Cultivation of Business English Majors https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/204 <p>&nbsp;OBE concept is highly accepted in talent cultivation today. It attaches great importance to learning results, and its "four points" are highly matched with cultivation of application-oriented specialty. As such a specialty, Business English major stresses that its talent training specifications must meet the needs of learners and employers, and clearly stipulate the learning achievements of the major. Therefore, in the process of talent cultivation there are also “four points” that must be considered and realized to strictly implement and achieve "maximum ability", including how to define the learning outcomes of business English majors, why to define them in this way, and what ways to effectively help students achieve these learning outcomes and evaluate the learning outcomes that students have achieved.</p> Zhi Tian Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/204 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Haidilao customer evaluation based on Meituan data and analysis of the effectiveness of Haidilao's sinking strategy ——Take Hohhot as an example https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/203 <p>This paper selects four Haidilao hotpot restaurants in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, uses web crawler technology to obtain customer scores and comprehensive evaluations on taste, environment, service, cost performance, etc. on Meituan.com, and then uses text analysis methods to explore and analyze customers’satisfaction with dining in Haidilao hotpot restaurant, and put forward feasible suggestions for the implementation of Haidilao's sinking strategy in Hohhot area.</p> Lulu Chen Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/203 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Performance Incentive and Enterprise Cost Management https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/202 <p>Cost management is an important part of enterprise financial work. Active cost management can effectively reduce costs and lay the foundation for the long-term development of enterprises. When analyzing the cost management of enterprises, this paper understands the current situation of enterprise cost management and the problems existing in cost management by consulting literature and enterprise financial reports, and finally chooses to effectively combine the two from the perspective of performance incentive, combined with the current situation of enterprise cost management, hoping to strengthen the cost management of enterprises and effectively reduce the cost of enterprises, And provide accurate financial information for the decision-making of the enterprise management, and promote the long-term development strategy of the enterprise.</p> Haiying Pang Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/202 Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Migraines in medical students from Inner Mongolia University https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/201 <p><strong>Aims: </strong>This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of migraines and related factors.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong><strong>:</strong> The survey employed was a self-administered questionnaire regarding various migraine symptoms and related factors administered to medical students attending Inner Mongolia Medical College in China. We calculate migraine prevalence and evaluate migraine-related factors. Migraine prevalence based on related factors and according to gender were compared using χ<sup>2</sup> tests. The proportion of other symptoms related to migraines was also calculated.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>17.2% of surveyed students had experienced migraines. The migraines prevalence among students who used the computer for over three hours was nearly 1.5 times higher than for those who used it for less than one hour. Of those students who used a computer for more than 3 hours, migraine prevalence among female students was approximately 1.5 times greater than for males. The migraine prevalence among students with poor sleep was nearly two times higher than among those with good sleep. The migraine prevalence among students with anxiety was approximately 2.5 times higher relative to those who experienced no anxiety. The most common symptom complaint associated with migraines (&gt;97%) included limited ability to study and restricted daily activities.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions</strong><strong>: </strong>Although the migraine prevalence in our study was moderate, it led to serious limitations in students’ study time and daily activities. In addition to measures to relieve anxiety and improve sleep quality, stricter control of computer use will be necessary, especially in female. Taken together, our study provides better insight regarding medical students’ migraine-related problems.</p> Juan sun Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/201 Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000 A Comparative Study of The Communication Behaviors of Popular and Neglected Preschool Children https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/198 <p>In this study, I developed a communication behavior observation form and used it as a research tool to analyze and compare the communication behaviors of three popular preschool children&nbsp;and three neglected preschool children. The results revealed both commonalities and significant differences in the communication behaviors of popular and neglected&nbsp;preschool&nbsp;children, with significant differences in the dimensions of communication behavior context, willingness level of communication behavior, the emotional attitude of communication behavior, the object of communication behavior, function of communication behavior, and outcome of communication behavior(P<0.05). There were no significant differences in communication behavior relationships and communication behavior performance styles(P>0.05). Whether there were commonalities or differences, popular preschool children's communication behaviors outperformed neglected preschool children's communication behaviors on various dimensions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> RINA SU Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/198 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Application of Theme-based Approach and Blended Teaching Model in College Medical English Teaching https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/197 <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>This study was conducted to discuss the application of theme-based approach and blended teaching model in college medical English teaching in You Jiang Medical University for Nationalities. A case of teaching medical English on the theme of renal failure is demonstrated and analyzed to ascertain the effectiveness of adopting theme-based approach in Medical English Teaching based on blended teaching model and some pedagogical suggestions are offered. The major finding is that while theme-based approach is adopted in medical English teaching, selecting proper themes, collecting suitable materials, choosing online or offline channels, designing and organizing interesting activities of various kinds to promote students’ language learning are vital in implementing effective teaching. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> GUANGQIN PAN Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/197 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Return to Nature and Gain Self-consciousness https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/196 <p><strong>Abstract:</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>With the deterioration of the global ecological environment, the thinking on ecological issues&nbsp;involving&nbsp;in Jack London’s novels has attracted more and more attention of the world. This paper attempts to interpret the profound spiritual ecological consciousness in Jack London’s <em>The Valley of the Moon</em>&nbsp;from the perspective of ecocriticism through text analysis.&nbsp;A&nbsp;study of spiritual ecology should provide an approach to&nbsp;the spiritual crisis by&nbsp;analyzing&nbsp;the essence of the spiritual ecology. This paper starts with analyzing the disorder of spiritual ecology including isolation from nature and loss of self-awareness, and goes further to give an analysis on Jack London’s&nbsp;proposal that human should return to nature and regain self-consciousness. Readers may gain some enlightenment from <em>The Valley of the Moon</em>&nbsp;and this paper. &nbsp;</p> Haiqing Zhu, Huan Xiong Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/196 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Research on the Online Teaching for International Students in COVID-19 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/158 <p>Since the outbreak of covid-19, most of the internatioanl student are taking online classes.&nbsp;</p> Jigatai Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/158 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Factors Influencing Female Participation in Sports Tourism Based on Logistic Model https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/190 <p>With the development of women economic and the increase demand of health, there has been a considerable increase in the demand for female sports tourism consumption. However, very few researches on female sports tourism behaviour have been done in existing research literature. This paper investigates factors influencing female participation in sports tourism. The research objectives were firstly to construct a theoretical model of factors influencing female participation in sports tourism based on 4 dimensions with 31&nbsp;items, including individual characteristics, tourism behavior characteristics, sports consumption behaviors, and consumption preferences and demand, followed by analyzing intentions of female sports tourism and its influencing factors, then the study try to suggest ways of promoting female participation in sports tourism. Binary logistic regression model was used for data analysis. The findings were indicated that factors, such as age,&nbsp;census register,&nbsp;disposable income per month,&nbsp;frequency of travel, sports tourism experience,etc. have significant effects on female participation in sports tourism.</p> Fangbin Qian Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/190 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 A Research on the Correlation between 21st Century Skills and English Reading Strategy of English Majors: A Quantitive Study in Chengdu University https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/173 <p style="font-weight: 400;">As it enters the twenty-first century, countries all over the world have developed in the field of 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;Century skills to adapt to global economic competition and technological advances.&nbsp;This study examines the relationship between English majors' 21st-century skills and their use of English reading strategies quantitatively and qualitatively&nbsp;and provides corresponding helpful suggestions for optimizing their use of English reading strategies and innovating teachers’ English reading pedagogy.</p> Yanni Luo Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/173 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 A Review of Afghanistan's National Education Strategic Plan (2017-2021) https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/183 <p>The Afghanistan National Education Strategic Plan (2017-2021) is the third strategic plan for education development issued by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan since its establishment. The Ministry of Education of Afghanistan, in accordance with the Constitution of Afghanistan and the provisions of various sectors, provides an in-depth analysis of the current situation of education in Afghanistan and sets the direction for the development of education in Afghanistan from 2017 to 2021. The Afghanistan National Education Strategic Plan (2017-2021) is divided into three main parts:quality and relevance, equitable access, and efficient and transparent management. The goal of Afghanistan's National Education Strategic Plan (2017-2021) is to develop skilled and capable Afghan citizens through the Afghan education system to sustain Afghanistan's socio-economic development and social cohesion.</p> Jiang Lan, Jiang Lan Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/183 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Changing Geo-Political Dynamics Of China-Pakistan Relations https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/217 <p>In the 1940’s , China emerged as a new country on the world map. Pakistan was founded two years earlier than China. The geopolitical dynamics brought the two countries together ever since. While facing their own internal or external challenges, the two sides developed a close partnership in culture, society, and ideology, setting up a unique example of mutual understanding and cooperation. This article gives a detailed discussion and analysis on the relations of the two countries from a geopolitical perspective from 1950s to 2020s, a span of 70 years. The article starts with the diplomatic relations between the two sides in the 1950s, when the first generation leaders developed the diplomatic ties in a positive way. The friendship moved forward with frequent official visits, the building of the Karakorum Highway, the secret channel Pakistan played for China to establish diplomatic ties with US, mutual support on international issues. In the 21<sup>st</sup> century, the two sides enhanced their relations to all weather strategic relations under the background of BRI and CPEC. The article draws the conclusion that China's elevation and economic preeminence is shaping a new, prosperous and vibrant region. South Asia’s demographic and huge economic potential are promising. The two countries can join hands together to make this dream of a prosperous, secure and peaceful region by aligning with those who wish to win the race, leaving losers behind.</p> Jun; Masood Khalid Copyright (c) 2022 Pacific International Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://rclss.com/index.php/pij/article/view/217 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000