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Pakistani soldiers and tribesmen


Because of its geostrategic location and as one of the leading partners in the world-wide coalition against terrorism and political extremism, Pakistan is a pivotal state. The country has deployed significant forces against militants in its northern border region, sustaining considerable casualties. And its security services continue to play a crucial role in fighting terrorism and containing the spread of extremism.

President Pervez Musharraf has stressed that the root causes of global terrorism have to be tackled in a holistic manner, with a combination of soft and hard power. He has also argued that Pakistan is becoming an engine of economic growth exerting a positive influence in the region. This conference will aim to explore Pakistani and British experiences in combating terrorism and to define the road ahead for regional peace and security.

Core themes

  • The War on terror: Pakistan’s role as a front line state
  • Pakistan and the regional security environment
  • Tackling extremism in Pakistan
  • Pakistan’s road to progress and prosperity

Confirmed speakers from Pakistan

  • Mr Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao
    Minister for Interior
  • Brigadier Javed Iqbal Cheema
    Director General, National Crisis Management Cell
  • Dr Ishrat Hussain
    Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and currently the Chairman of National Commission on Government Reforms
  • Dr Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema
    President, Islamabad Policy Research Institute
  • Mr Inam Ul Haq
    Chairman, BOG, Institute of Strategic Studies

To register please contact Sabrina Downey, or telephone +44 (0) 207 747 2622

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