KARACHI: The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) is holding a conference on ‘Peace in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges’ on November 15 and 16 at a hotel in Karachi.
An announcement here on Saturday said that the scholars from leading think tanks, academia and diplomats belonging to UK, Sweden, USA and the countries of the South Asian region, are participating in this conference.
It said that the conference has been divided into two segments, namely opportunities: physical, economic and technological inter-connectivity, trade links and corridors, people-to-people contacts, informal diplomacy, cultural exchanges, networking on social and women’s issues, and challenges: reducing regional tensions, settling inter-state disputes, achieving nuclear security, combating terrorism, resolving water-related problems, countering threats from climate change.
This conference is being held to mark PIIA’s 70th anniversary, which was established in 1947 as a non-official, non-party and non-profit making body dedicated to study and research in international relations, economics and jurisprudence. It is the oldest society of academic excellence in South Asia.