PIPS to host maiden “Dialogue Pakistan 2019”, with leading experts, parliamentarians, diplomats
PR/23 January 2019 (Urdu version below)
On January 26, 2019, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) will be hosting the first-ever national-level “Dialogue Pakistan”, on topics ranging from politics to security to identity, with leading experts, serving and former parliamentarians, diplomats and intellectuals, at Hotel Margala, Islamabad.
Dialogue Pakistan 2019 entail a series of five session on the role of religion in state affairs, the concept of national security, the quest for parliamentary supremacy, the status of regional relations, and the idea of identity and national cohesion in the country.
Speakers include Dr. Qibla Ayaz and Maulana Sheerani, serving and former chairperson of the Council of Islamic Ideology; Senator Sherry Rehman, Senator Parvez Rasheed; former chief minister of Balochistan, Abdul Malik Balochistan; former senators Farhatullah Babar and Afrasiab Khattak; and former DG ISPR, Maj Gen (Retd) Ather Abbas; among other leading academics, diplomats, and scholars.
Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), www.pakpips.com, is a leading research and advocacy think tank of Pakistan, which conducts wide-ranging research and analysis of political, social and religious conflicts that have a direct bearing on both national and international security.
The organization, in its press released noted, that the best way to promote harmony in the country is to uphold diversity. This can be made possible by promoting the culture of two-way dialogues, so that people can learn to respect different views.
The first dialogue is held in the same spirit, to promote intellectual and academic debates on critical issues of the day, while upholding democratic values. The key theme of the first-level “Dialogue Pakistan” is: “Is Pakistan heading towards right direction?”
The venue of the Dialogue is Hotel Margala, Islamabad, off main Kashmir Highway, near Convention Centre.