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Pak-US Relations in the Changing Regional Political Scenario with Particular Reference to India


Seminar on "Pak-US Relations in the Changing Regional Political Scenario with Particular Reference to India" was held in University of Gujrat December 29, 2010.

South Asia is expanding politically. Regional states by following the principle of coexistence can promote their economies and develop Asia a peaceful region of the world.

“Pakistan has been playing a significant role while fighting against terrorism. This war is being fought to give a peaceful human loving environment to the worldly nations. Pakistan is facing a challenge of religious extremism. National interest is obligatory in the world affairs. Ground realities must be kept under the prime consideration while evolving foreign policy dealing with India. Pakistan must engage masses for attitude change. Perceptions should be given pragmatic orientation while thinking about other nations. Foreign policy should be evolved while keeping in view the people’s opinion. This can led to refrain from the establishment’s dictated foreign policy. To bring attitude change among masses, centers of higher learning should start working on giving the country a public policy,” said Barrister Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan while addressing the Seminar.

Earlier the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin welcomed the guests and explained the significance of the seminar. The VC said that Pakistan is in dire need of the research based data for any public issue. The centers of learning should focus the education, health and foreign policy sectors and help the state in evolving research based public policies. He stressed that academia in Pakistan to help government.

Former Foreign Secretary Shamshad Ahmad Khan in his address said that unfortunately Pakistan’s foreign policy has remained reflective of our ruling elite. He stressed the present administration for evolving foreign policy in consonance with the national geo political and economic interests. He suggested development of an atmosphere of internal cohesion and consolidation for evolving effective and respectful stance in the community of nations.

Chairman Pak China Institute, Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed said on the occasion that Pakistan has diverse options to deal with the foreign affairs in the contemporary regional scenario. He stressed to engage the people’s perceptions in foreign relations. He also referred to various outcomes of the recent visit of Chinese premier. He said that the agreements signed with the China will help Pakistan in economic and energy sectors.

The Vice Chancellor Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Prof Dr Nasir Ali Khan also addressed the seminar. He said that the economic aspect has become leading factor in determining the foundations of the foreign policy. Dr Nasir Ali explained various options while taking diverse measure for promoting economic benefits of the country.

Former Ambassador Iqbal Ahmad Khan was among the panelists of the seminar who explained the diplomatic proceedings of Pak-US relations in historical context. Prof Dr Saeed Shaqat from FC University Lahore also addressed the seminar. He threw light on the salient aspects of the foreign policy of Pakistan. Panelists’ discussions followed a detailed question answer session.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 7:58 AM,

2 Comments:

At 7:50:00 PM, Blogger RETARTED SOUL said...

can i get the speech from Mr. khan HEC, because i really like it, do you know him..??

 
At 9:47:00 PM, Blogger Shiirazi said...

No, Unfortunately, I could not attend and I don't have the speech. I am looking forward to having it. If I could, I will share it here.

 

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