9:00:00AM to 02:30PM
Grand Ambassador Hotel, 56-A, Ataturk Avenue, Near State Bank, G-5/2, Islamabad.
Pakistan is facing literal wars on two of its long war prone borders with Afghanistan and India. The Afghanistan-Pakistan war doctrine is pretty much linked to successes and failures of the U.S. and the allied forces in Afghanistan. This war is being used by the U.S. and allies to malign Pakistan in their global campaigns- digitally and through main stream media and hence this war is linked to 4th and 5th generation wars. Moreover, India is also spending huge sums on building its military might to continue with its cold start war doctrine against Pakistan. New Delhi under its war strategies at one place is putting its military might along the borders while it is trying to diplomatically isolate Islamabad from rest of the world to cripple its economy and defence preparedness.
The other currently dangerous but physically invisible war Pakistan is facing the 4th and 5th generation hybrid war in which the enemies of Pakistan through various means are trying to widen the gap between Pakistan’s armed forces and the people of Pakistan. The enemies finance activities that weaken the social fabric of the society by pitching various communities against each other by fanning hatred on ethnical and religious grounds.
There is a need to engage people on the dynamics of coercive diplomacy and grey hybrid war so that people of Pakistan can understand the war doctrine, methodologies and tactics of the enemies. We have to rethink whether or not our foreign, economic and domestic policies are aligned to realize the gravity of the situation. We have to open up debates on the subject. We have to rethink whether or not our foreign, economic and domestic policies are aligned to realize the gravity of the situation.
For this purpose, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is organizing a public seminar with the aims to draw insights and expert opinion from academia, foreign policy experts, media, International law experts, politicians and think-tanks on “Strategic Coercion and Gray Hybrid War- Options for Pakistan”.
- Mr. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Federal Foreign Minister, Government of Pakistan (TBC)
- Ms. Andleeb Abbas, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Government of Pakistan
- Dr. Muhammad Faisal, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan
- Dr Shireen Mazari Federal Minister for Human Rights, Government of Pakistan
- Mr Riaz Fatyana, Chairman, National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice
- Dr Maria Sultan, Director General, The South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI)
- Ms. Romina Khurshid Alam, Member National Assembly
- Ambassador (Retired) Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson, BoG, SDPI
- Dr. Abid Qaiyyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI