Discussion held on Pakistan’s security and foreign policy

By Our Correspondent
June 12, 2024
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar speaks on the occasion of launching ceremony of the report on National Security and Foreign Policy on June 11, 2024. — APP

Islamabad: A report on Pakistan’s security and foreign policy titled ‘Strategy Manifesto on Security and Foreign Policy’ was launched at an event in a hotel here, says a press release.


This report was prepared by the Centre for Law and Security (CLAS), Sanober Institute and The Millennium Universal College (TMUC) after a national conference where experts came together to formulate a set of 50 recommendations as a way forward for Pakistan’s security and foreign policy. A roundtable discussion was held at the launch event, attended by former diplomats and policy experts.

Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Information Minister Ataullah Tarrar also attended the roundtable. Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif delivered the opening note at the roun­dtable as chief guest.

Information Minister Ataullah Tarrar was the chief guest at the concluding session. Tarrar also said that Prime Minister’s recent visit to China was a successful feat in government’s diplomacy. He also mentioned that the country is finally headed towards economic stability. He said that media should also be an extended arm of government when it comes to foreign policy and feel passionate about promoting brand Pakistan in other countries.

The roundtable was attended by former ambassadors, policy experts and researchers from think tanks and academia. Among the panellists were former foreign secretary, ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry, CEO Roots Millennium Education Group Dr. Faisal Mushtaq, former ambassador Naghmana Hashmi, Admiral (r) Khan Hisham, Engineer Khalid Bashir and Dr Qamar Cheema. The discussion was moderated by Rehman Azhar, Executive Director for the Centre for Law and Security.

During his remarks Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry highlighted the role of the private sector in bringing forth recommendations for foreign policy. Chairman Advisory Board CLAS, Dr. Faisal Mushtaq highlighted the need for educational institutions to come together and promote research in policy-making areas.