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Roundtable on “20 years of Diplomatic Relations between Pakistan and Central Asian States”

September 5, 2012adminseminarsComments Off on Roundtable on “20 years of Diplomatic Relations between Pakistan and Central Asian States”

 The year 2012 is marked with the completion of 20 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Central Asian states. To commemorate these relations, The Diplomatic Insight organized an exclusive get together of the diplomats from the brotherly countries in Islamabad. The event was attended by the diplomats followed by a cake cutting ceremony. The get together of such kind was meant to enhance deep rooted historical brotherly relations between Central Asian States like Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan with Pakistan. The forum was later open for discussion. Participants highlighted that there exists huge potential in Pakistan and in these countries in terms of trade, natural resources, education, opportunity for business, tourism and travel, cultural linkages, arts and crafts. It was suggested that this kind of get together must continue as would help promote the ever necessary people to people contacts thus to help reduce the irritants that prevent us to move ahead in the direction of cooperation. It was recommended to start an association of Pakistan-Central Asia where people from all these countries belonging to various walks of life including academicians, businessmen, journalists, students, parliamentarian and diplomats, can come and sit together to chalk out plans for future collaborations.

Seminar on “Pakistan-Scandinavian Friendship Earning and Learning”

September 5, 2012adminseminarsComments Off on Seminar on “Pakistan-Scandinavian Friendship Earning and Learning”

The Diplomatic Insight in collaboration with Pakistan Norway Friendship Association jointly organized a seminar on “Pakistan-Scandinavian Friendship- Earning and Learning” on 16 July,2012 at Baskin Chalet Restaurant in Islamabad. The event was arranged with an objective to highlight the deep rooted connections between the countries of the region while especially focusing on those expatriate Pakistanis who have been living in Scandinavia for their studies and businesses. Many of the participants were members of PANA( Pakistan-Norway Association). While addressing the gathering, Vice President of the Association, Dr. Ali Nawaz, highlighted the scope and objective of the association in Pakistan. He said that there is close contact between Pakistan and Norway, largely because of the Diaspora of “New Norwegians” with Pakistani ethnicity in Norway. There are almost 2-3000 Norwegian citizens of Pakistani ethnicity, who live in or visit relatives in Pakistan every year, or come to promote their businesses.

Several hundreds of Pakistanis citizens visit annually relatives and friends in Norway, others go for business, study program and related. PANA wishes that trade, education, culture, research and generally people-to-people contact between the two countries can be expanded in the years to come. The Association hopes to be a forum where to realize these objectives of improved cooperation and contact between Pakistan and Norway. During the discussion, members and participants of the seminar highlighted their enrich experience while living in Norway and other countries. Various opportunities of education and business.

Novruz Festival

April 7, 2012adminseminarsComments Off on Novruz Festival

The Diplomatic Insight(Pakistan’s First English/Arabic Bi-lingual Magazine) and Department of History , Quaid-I-Azam University organized  Novruz Festival” on April 5 from 10 am till 3pm at  QAU Campus. The festival was first of its kind where brotherly countries including Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have put exquisite stalls reflecting culture, literature and heritage of their respective countries. There were an exclusive stall about Pakistan was also prepared for the venue. The objective of this event was to promote cultural and deep rooted traditional links between Pakistan and countries of the region who celebrate Novruz festival as important national event.

While Habib Bank Limited and Murree Brewery also display their stalls to support festival. Diplomats from various countries participated and shared the joy with the participating countries along with their families. These countries presented and shared their heritage through display of culture, literature, traditional dresses, music and food. It was a joint effort to celebrate the Nowruz and to share the cultural and traditional understanding with Pakistanis especially youth. Such cultural exchanges not only help people from different countries get closer to each other but also help them to understand the global cultural environment

Mr. Tariq Malik, Deputy Chairman, NADRA, Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-I-Azam University, Sikandar Ahmad Rai, Acting Secretary, Board of Investment and Ch.Nazir Ahmad, Director General, Department of Libraries inaugurated the festival. Along with various Ambassadors, Deputy Head of Missions of the countries and Government officials and faculty members also visited stalls. They said that these kinds of events are significant for all of us to know about the culture and heritage of neighboring countries more.  Organizers had also arranged documentary screening about the countries as well. Various media groups (including print and electronic) were present including Pakistan Television Network to cover the event. The Alumni from across Pakistan participated in the event with their families.

Seminar on Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations

April 7, 2012adminseminarsComments Off on Seminar on Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations

The Diplomatic Insight in collaboration with School of Politics and International Relations organized a Seminar on “Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations”, on April 4, 2012, at the premises of the School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

In the opening of hisspeech, H.E. Mr. Emilian Ion, Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan underlined the historical and friendly nature of the relation between the two states (which established diplomatic relations in 1964) and reiterated Romania’s wish of working together with the Pakistani partners, at all levels, in order to promote and consolidate the bilateral cooperation in the political, economic / trade, cultural and other fields.

The Envoy presented to the audience some facts and figures regarding the Romanian economy, underlining the opportunities provided by Romania (the largest market in the South-Eastern Europe) and observing the unexplored trade potential that can be explored by the two sides.

H.E. Mr. Emilian Ion expressed hisconviction that, the Pakistani and Romanian business communities should take advantage of the huge opportunities offered by the national economies, and that the continuation of the efforts to boost the bilateral relations at all levels and in all fieldsisvery necessary in the interest of both countries.

The Romanian Ambassador stressed the importance of mixing the economic and trade cooperation with cultural exchanges, presenting a few aspects regarding Romania’s history and traditions. The Educational system and opportunities for Pakistani students was also presented in detail.

Mr. Asif Noor, Chief Editor, The Diplomatic Insight, after welcoming the guests highlighted the objectives of magazine which rests on “Peace Through Informed Dialogue”. While intorducing the publication, Mr. Asif Noor said that through the dynamics of Media Diplomacy and Peace, the magazine as a leading institute, is dedicated to provide neutral and objective research and analysis. The magazine is not only publishing books, research and analytical reports, supplements and newsletters but also organize seminars, workshops, conferences, roundtable dialogues and produce documentaries on various issues like interfaith harmony, dialogue among civilizations, cultural diplomacy, religions,  peace,  extremism, dynamics of various conflicts, international relations and domestic politics.  He said this seminaris a continuation of the excellent collaboration with the Embassy of Romania in Islamabad, after organizing another similar activity, in December 2011, at the National Library of Pakistan.

In the closing of seminar, Prof.Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Director, School of Politics and International Studies, expressed her vote of thanks to the guests and audience.

“Nagorno-Karabakh and Kashmir: Two Nations Same Pain”, Inauguration of “ Heydar Aliyev Corner” and launching of book on “Azerbaijan-Pakistan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities”

February 16, 2012adminseminarsComments Off on “Nagorno-Karabakh and Kashmir: Two Nations Same Pain”, Inauguration of “ Heydar Aliyev Corner” and launching of book on “Azerbaijan-Pakistan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities”

The “Diplomatic Insight” has organized a seminar on ““Nagorno-Karabakh and Kashmir: Two Nations Same Pain” at the premises of the National Library of Pakistan. The seminar was organized in connection to draw attention of the world community about the two long standing and unresolved simmering conflicts in Caucuses and South Asia- Nagorno-Karabakh and Kashmir.

While addressing the audience Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Dashgin Shikarov, highlighted the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh. He said that Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict on Nagorno-Karabakh  rages on for more than 20 years. Historically, this region was part of different Azerbaijani states and populated by Azerbaijanis. He added that unjust aggression of Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh is the most tragic page of Azerbaijan’s modern history. He further said that it is important to mention that Pakistan has taken a principal stand on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh and did not build relations with Armenia due to occupation of Azerbaijani lands. He later paid tribute to  Foreign Relations Committee  of the Senate of Pakistan for adopting a resolution on 1 February, 2012 which condemned the occupation of Azerbaijani territories and the genocide committed by Armenian armed forces in Khojali  as well as called upon the international community to urge Armenia for implementation of the decisions of UN Security Council.

Mr. Asif Noor, Chief Editor, The Diplomatic Insight, after welcoming the guests highlighted the objectives of magazine which rests on “Peace Through Informed Dialogue”. He said that the publication aims to connect a widely diverse, multicultural community to inspire action, provide publicity, media coverage and thereby creating general awareness of issues of international and domestic in nature. He said this seminar is first of its kind in a series of seminars that magazine intends to organize in the upcoming year.

 

Dr. Col. Muhammad Khan, Chairman, Department of International Relations, National Defence University highlighted the issue of Kashmir in its historical and human rights perspective. He said that Indian Occupied forces have committed worst kinds of human rights violations and there is a need for the world community to take notice of these to stop these war crimes at the earliest.

Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana, Chairperson, Department of History, Quaid-I-Azam University presented her viewpoint about Nagorno-Karabakh issue. She said that the conflict has deep historical roots that needs to be understand in order to get the clear picture of today’s conflict between the Azerbaijan and Armenia. She opined that Armenia, like India, has remained the principle aggressor and history reflects this fact clearly.

Prof. Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Director, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University, said that there are various similarities one can draw while analyzing closely these two burgeoning disputes of the Muslim world. She said that there were half hearted and exiguous efforts were done by the international community and UN mandated organizations to resolve both issues in a peaceful manner keeping in view the intensity of both conflicts. Kashmir became a nuclear flash point between India and Pakistan whereas the Nagorno-Karabakh posses larger threat to the regional security of the Caucasus and wider Middle East. Unless and until the world community would not take any serious notice of these conflicts, we would not be able to root out the menace of terrorism, extremism and deprivation from the world.

 

Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana, Chairperson, Department of History, Quaid-I-Azam University presented her viewpoint about Nagorno-Karabakh issue. She said that the conflict has deep historical roots that needs to be understand in order to get the clear picture of today’s conflict between the Azerbaijan and Armenia. She opined that Armenia, like India, has remained the principle aggressor and history reflects this fact clearly.

Prof. Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Director, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University, said that there are various similarities one can draw while analyzing closely these two burgeoning disputes of the Muslim world. She said that there were half hearted and exiguous efforts were done by the international community and UN mandated organizations to resolve both issues in a peaceful manner keeping in view the intensity of both conflicts. Kashmir became a nuclear flash point between India and Pakistan whereas the Nagorno-Karabakh posses larger threat to the regional security of the Caucasus and wider Middle East. Unless and until the world community would not take any serious notice of these conflicts, we would not be able to root out the menace of terrorism, extremism and deprivation from the world.

 

At the end of seminar Ch. Nazir, Director General, National Library of Pakistan, thanked the guests and audience. H. E. Mr. Dashgin Shikarov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, inaugurated “ Heydar Aliyev Corner” at National Library and launched book on “ Azerbaijan-Pakistan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities” which has been published by The Diplomatic Insight.

Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations

January 5, 2012adminseminarsComments Off on Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations

The Diplomatic Insight in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania in Islamabad and Pakistan Romania Friendship Association (PRFA) organized a Seminar on “Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations” at the premises of the National Library of Pakistan on December 22,2011.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

H.E. Mr. Emilian Ion, Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan underlined the historical tradition of the Pakistan Romania Bilateral Relations (established in 1964) and expressed Romania’s wish of working together with the Pakistani partners, at all levels, in order to promote and consolidate the bilateral cooperation in the political, economic / trade, cultural and other fields.The Envoy also presented to the audience the action and events that had taken place in the last two years, among which a Romanian Senatorial Delegation to Islamabad (September 21-24, 2011), the launch of the Pakistan Romania Business Council (PRBC, February 19, 2011), the reactivation of the Pakistan Romania Friendship Association (July 2011) and reciprocal Business Delegations.

H.E. Mr. Emilian Ion expressed his conviction that, by using the huge business opportunities offered by the national economies, the bilateral relations will evolve in the next period, especially in the economic and commercial sectors.
Mr. Asif Noor, Chief Editor, The Diplomatic Insight, after welcoming the guests highlighted the objectives of magazine which rests on “ Peace Through Informed Dialogue”. He said that the publication aims to to connect a widely diverse, multicultural community to inspire action, provide publicity, media coverage and thereby creating general awareness of issues of international and domestic in nature. He said this seminar is first of its kind in a series of seminars that magazine intends to organise in the upcoming year.

Mr. Sohail Shamim Firpo, chairman PRBC also conveyed a message on the occasion, welcoming the initiative and stating that the seminar will certainly help to promote and encourage bilateral trade ties between the two countries.
“It is envisaged that through organizing such activities we may explore the attractive Romanian market and also provide a window of opportunity and forge close liaison with the potential Pakistani and Romanian importers and exporters”, said the PRBC Chief.

A PRBC delegation has just returned from an official visit to Romania (November 21-28, 2011), where they had meetings with officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, as well as contacts with the Representative Members of the Romanian Business Community (Chambers of Commerce and Industry, B2B meetings).
Mr. Muhammad Younis, president of the Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA), based in Sialkot, also addressed the gathering, presenting the results of the recent delegation to Romania.
The PGMEA leader mentioned that the Romanian businessmen were open to cooperation with Pakistan, that the meetings had a big success and had provided the necessary results for developing the cooperation in the trade sector / private level.

Another side of the Pak Romania bilateral relations, the cultural one, was analyzed by Mr. Amjad Kamal Butt, legal advisor of PRFA, who presented the main objective of the Association, to help promote the bilateral relations between the two countries, especially through organizing activities in the cultural and social fields.
Mr. Butt presented the recent activities of the Association (Romanian movie projection at Cinepax Theater in Rawalpindi and laying wreaths at the monument of the Pakistani and Romanian National Poets in Islamabad, on the occasion of Iqbal Day) and the way forward for PRFA.
In the Ch. Muhammad Nazir, DG, National Library, thanked the guests and audience.

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