Report- In-House meeting with Mr. Didier Chaudet

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised an In-House Meeting with Mr. Didier Chaudet, editing director of Center for the Analysis of Foreign Affairs (CAPE). In an interactive meeting, the guest and the research team at ISSI discussed the situation in Afghanistan and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Mr. Chaudet posed certain broad questions to the research faculty which set the tone of the discussion. He began with a question on how is Pakistan doing in the recent past years, especially in terms of evolving security situation?

Mr. Najam Rafique, Director Research said that in fighting terrorism, Pakistan has come up with a domestic policy framework in the form of a twenty-point National Action Plan (NAP) which has been complimented by kinetic military efforts in the shape of military operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasad. The NAP, it was explained, broadly addresses extremism in all forms and manifestation under a reformist agenda of mainstreaming madrassa system, building counter narrative on extremism in the society, reforms in the criminal justice system and many more. Moreover, reforms in Baluchistan and FATA also form part of NAP as these areas are worst affected by terrorism.

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