On 20th December 2018, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad in collaboration with International Islamic University (IIUI), Islamabad organized a Conference on “Reclaiming Pakistaniat” at Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium, Faisal Mosque Campus, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
The aim of the Conference was to channelize the young generation towards the main stream of nation building for their contribution as an active and beneficial member of the society and to motivate the youth to rejuvenate the old spirit of “Pakistaniat”. The Conference addressed the dire need to identify collective efforts for combating the current and future threats to national harmony that are major hurdles in creating a unified nation based with a sense of belonging to Pakistan.
The conference commenced with the welcome remarks of Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahir Ul Islam, HI(M), (Retd) – Chairman CGSS who thanked the honorable speakers and participants of the Conference. Mr. Shafqat Mahmood – Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Other guest speakers of the Conference included the following:
a. Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Aizaz-e-Fazeelat – Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad
b. Professor Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh – President, International Islamic University, Islamabad
c. Brigadier Akhtar Nawaz Janjua, SI (M), (Retd) – Member Advisory Board, Center for Global & Strategic Studies
d. Mr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri - Executive Director Sustainable Development Policy Institute, (SDPI) Islamabad
e. Dr. Jahangir Achakzai – Associate Dean Management Sciences – University of Balochistan
f. Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad Gondal, Former Federal Secretary of Information and Broadcasting/Senior Member Board of Advisors, Center for Global & Strategic Studies, Islamabad
g. Mr. Abdur Rauf Chaudhry – Former Federal Tax Ombudsman and Former Secretary Establishment Division
h. Dr. Amna Mahmood – Professor/Chairperson, Department of Political and International Relations, (Female) International Islamic University, Islamabad