Report – Panel Discussion on “Palestine under Siege”


The Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) held a Panel Discussion titled ‘Palestine Under Siege’ on 21st May, 2021. The panel of experts included: Mr. Nader Alturk, Deputy Head of Mission / Counselor at the Palestinian Embassy in Pakistan, Dr. Mohammad Makram Balawi, Palestinian writer and President of Asia Middle East Forum, Ambassador Javid Hafeez, Former Pakistani Diplomat, Dr. Daud Abdullah, Director Middle East Monitor (MEMO),Mr. Muhammad Oves Anwar, Director Research Society of International Law (RSIL), Dr. Nazir Hussain, Former Dean School of Politics and International Relations, QAU, Dr Bilal Ahmed, Director General Middle East Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan and Mr. Haitham Naser, Palestinian Journalist based in Islamabad, correspondent of TRT Arabic channel.

Ms. ArhamaS iddiqa, Research Fellow CAMEA gave a brief overview of the present situation in the Gaza strip. She informed the audience, of the events that had directly led up to the ongoing conflict, the grave losses incurred by the Gazan citizens and response from the Pakistani government on the issue.

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