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The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

Programme
Conference on Peace in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
15-16 November 2017
Venue: Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi

Day One: Wednesday, 15 November 2017


SESSION ONE
Keynote Address
Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed
11:50 am - 12:30 pm

SESSION TWO
Regional Trade and Connectivity
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Chair: Dr. Ishrat Hussain, former Governor State Bank of Pakistan


1. Importance of Regional Connectivity in South Asia
Mr. Illango Patchamuthu, Country Director for Pakistan, World Bank, Islamabad
2. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
Mr. Shoaib A. Siddiqui, Secretary, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan
3. Peace, Connectivity, Trade and Investment in South Asia: A Nepalese Perspective
Mr. Naresh Prasad Shrestha, Chairman, Director Institute of Strategic and Socio-
Economic Research, Kathmandu, Nepal
Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SESSION THREE
Informal Diplomacy and Connecting with the People
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chair: Ambassador Najmuddin Shaikh
1. Informal Diplomacy and Connecting People: Track II Dialogue Process
Ambassador Aziz Ahmed Khan, Honorary Vice President, Jinnah Institute,
Islamabad
2. Priority Issues for Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Mr. Jehan Perera, Chairman, National Peace Council, Colombo, Sri Lanka
3. Peace Education in India-Pakistan Context: Praxis and Potentials
Ms. Devika Mittal, Convener, Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Delhi, India
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SESSION FOUR

Cooperation on Social Issues


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Chair: Senator (R) Javed Jabbar

1. Difficult Crossings: Political Imperatives and Social Sector Cooperation in South


Asia
Dr. Saba Gul Khattak, Country Representative of Open Society Foundations in
Pakistan
2. Human Trafficking and Narcotics Menace: Situation and Control Framework
Mr. Aftab Nabi, former Director General, National Police Bureau, Islamabad and IGP
Sindh, Karachi
3. Womens Movement and Peace Building in South Asia
Ms. Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation, Karachi

Day Two: Thursday, 16 November 2017

SESSION ONE

Nuclear Security
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Chair: Mr. Pervez Butt, former Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission

1. Nuclear Security for Peace and Development


Ms. Anita Nilsson, former Director, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),
Vienna
2. Pakistans Security Paradigm: The Nuclear Dimension
Ambassador Munir Akram
3. Nuclear Security in India: Institutions and Practices
Dr. Happymon Jacob, Associate Professor, School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

SESSION TWO

Combatting Terrorism
11: 00 am - 12:30 pm

Chair: Lt. Gen. (R) Talat Masood

1. Emergence of an IS Centric Threat Landscape in South Asia


Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies, Head of International Centre
for Political Violence and Terrorism, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies
(RSIS), Singapore
2. Terrorism
Lt. Gen. (R) Tariq Khan, former IG, FC and Commander of Strike Corps, Mangla
3. Talking to the Militants
Mr. Rahimullah Yusufzai, Resident Editor, The News International, Peshawar

Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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SESSION THREE

Water Issues
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Chair: Mr. Shakil Durrani, former Chairman, WAPDA

1. Climate Changes, Shrinking Cryosphere and Depleting Stream Flows in the Upper
Indus Basin
Dr. Shakil A. Romshoo, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kashmir,
Srinagar
2. Pakistans Water Related Challenges
Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel
3. Climate Change and Water Change in South Asia
Dr. Daanish Mustafa, Reader, Department of Geography, Kings College, London, UK.

SESSION FOUR

Settling Inter-State Disputes


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Roundtable discussion led by Ambassador Riaz Khokhar in his presentation on
Security Environment and Conflict Management in South Asia

CONCLUDING SESSION
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Peace in South Asia: The Way Forward
Mian Raza Rabbani
Chairman Senate of Pakistan
Conclusions of the Conference
Farewell Remarks: Dr. Masuma Hasan
Chairperson PIIA

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