The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised a Roundtable Discussion on March 21, 2016 with Dr. Muhammad Zubair, former Federal Minister for Commerce on his report “Pakistan-Afghanistan Cooperation on Trade: Political Economy Analysis”. Federal Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan was the Chief Guest at the Roundtable. Other keynote speakers at the occasion included Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Khan, Director General (Afghanistan & ATDC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Javed Ghani, Director General Customs (Transit & Trade), Ambassador Ayaz Wazir, Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, former Vice Chancellor Gomal University, and Mr. Akhlaque Khattak, Chief Customs, Federal Board of Revenue.
The Roundtable Discussion was formally opened by Director General ISSI, Ambassador Masood Khan, who introduced the author and the report. He appreciated the report as very timely and on a subject which is very important for Pakistan-Afghan Relations. He said that the report covered all aspects of the relations– economic, political, and also strategic.