International Conference “Water: Future War and Peace in Subcontinent”

On 10th December 2018, CGSS organized an International Conference on “Water: Future War and Peace in Subcontinent” at Margala Hotel, Islamabad. With decreasing availability and increasing demand for water the aim of the Conference was to highlight the increasing threat for future conflict as increasing water shortage has made South Asia a water-stressed region. Water issue is gradually becoming the prime focus between the interstate relations. Since 1947, India and Pakistan are in a continuous debate over water sharing due to uneven distribution of rivers at the time of partition leading to water blockade by India hence, causing a severe damage to Pakistan’s agriculture.
The Chief Guest of the Conference was His Excellency Mohammad Farogh Naseem – Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Government of Pakistan. Other guest speakers of the Conference included the following:
• Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain, HI(M), (Retd) – Chairman Water And Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
• Admiral (Dr.) Jayanath Colombage, RSP, VSV, USP, (Retd) – Former Commander of Sri Lankan Navy on Maritime Security Governance in Indian Ocean Region
• Vice Admiral Ahmed Tasnim, HI(M), SJ & Bar, SBt, (Retd) – Former Chairman of Karachi Port Trust
• His Excellency Mr. Jononov Sherali – Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
• Prof Dr. Adil Rashid -Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
• Dr. Azhar Ahmed–Head of Department, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad
• Mr. Imtiaz Ali Qazilbash - Former Chairman, Planning Commissions Hydro Power and Alternative Energy Working Group
• Dr. Hassan Abbas – Chairman, Forte, Integrated Water Resources Management, Lahore

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