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Ideas for a fairer world


Pakistan: Perception and reality

60 years of Pakistan's Independence

Wednesday 18 April, 2007

You can now watch a recording of this seminar on 18 Doughty Street TV.

Time: 2.45pm for a 3pm start. The event will finish by 5pm.


Mr. Inam ul Haque, Chairman, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs)

Sadiq Khan MP

Professor Ian Talbot, University of Southampton

Madeleine Moon MP

Maria Sultan, Director, South Asian Strategic Stability Institute

Chair: Stephen Twigg


The Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

House of Parliament

London SW1A 0AA

(Access via Portcullis House reception, Bridge Street)

About this event

This year, Pakistan is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Independence. In its national journey, Pakistan has braved a number of challenges on both internal and external fronts. The last seven years have been of particular importance. Pakistan has experienced an economic turnaround. It is also a frontline state in the ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism. President General Pervez Musharraf has also taken initiatives to have lasting peace with India. But there continue to be apprehensions about Pakistan. This seminar will explore the chasm between the perception and reality of Pakistan. Are perceptions about Pakistan correct? Are these out of touch with reality?

Places are limited, please RSVP by 13 April:


+44(0)20 7729 7566

Download the invitation (30 kilobyte PDF)