KARACHI: A seminar on Strategic Neighbourhood of Pakistan was held by Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) in partnership with Pathfinder Group and Martin Dow Group of Pakistan on Saturday at a local hotel at Karachi.
The topic was introduced by the Advisory Council of Foreign Minister member Dr Huma Baqai, Associate Dean at IBA and the Secretary-General of KCFR.
The keynote speaker, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan, articulated the subject which was followed by an excellent presentation by Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi.
In the present day, highly connected and communicating world, Pakistan shall have to expand its economic links through expansion of Trade and exchange of services to accomplish favourable connectivity with rest of the world. This would remain the keyword to establish a favourable Strategic Neighbourhood for Pakistan. Though Pakistan has four immediate neighbours with whom positive interaction was mandatory, while Pakistan also needed to establish strong economic ties with major regional and international powers, active in the region.
KCFR Chairman Ikram Sehgal proposed to hold two more seminars in Muzzafarabad on similar topics with an emphasis on education and trade, which was generously agreed to by the AJK president.
The KCFR Vice Chairman (VC) Admiral Khalid Mir thanked all those present for their participation.