The Foreign Policy Process in Pakistan

Short Course

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Publication No: PD-067

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The Proceedings of Short Course on Foreign Policy Process in Pakistan capture the intense discussion and a vast range of topics and the views of a galaxy of foreign policy experts and luminaries that comprised the short course. The short course enjoyed the distinction of being addressed by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, and four (4) Former Foreign Ministers including Mr. Abdul Sattar, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali and Senator S. M. Zafar. In addition, the speakers and resource persons included Prof. Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi, Defense and Political Analyst; Ambassador (Retd.) Javid Husain; Mr. Shaeen Gillani, Additional Secretary Foreign Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Senator Lt. Gen (Retd.) Javed Ashraf Qazi; Brig (Retd.) Shaukat Qadir; Mr. Najmuddin A. Shaikh, Former Foreign Secretary; Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi, MNA and Former Federal Minister; Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman Gallup Pakistan; Dr. Ayesha Saddiqua; Defence Analyst and Prof. Dr. Tahir Amin, Visiting Professor at LUMS, etc. These proceedings cover the presentations, views and discussions of these luminaries with participating parliamentarians on issues such as formulation and review of foreign policy including Major Foreign Policy Issues facing the country; Overview of Pakistan’s Foreign Policies in historical perspective; Process of Foreign Policy formulation in theory and practice; Security considerations influencing foreign policy in Pakistan and other countries; Role of Parliament in shaping and reviewing Foreign Policy as compared to developed democracies of US, UK and India; Economic Diplomacy and Appraisal of Foreign Policy of Pakistan from the British, Indian and American perspective. Special emphasis was placed on the use of relevant case studies of shaping of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy during the Gulf Crisis, Lahore, Agra and Islamabad Summits and Recognition of Taliban to identify major actors and influencing factors in shaping foreign policy, etc.

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