Report – Roundtable with “4-member Canadian Delegation”


The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a roundtable discussion on “The Kashmir Dispute: The Role of the Civil Society” with 4-member delegation from Canada on December 13, 2019. Members of the Canadian delegation included: Mr. Zafar Bangash, Director, Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought & Convener, Friends of Kashmir Canada; Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, eminent human rights lawyer; Ms. Karen Rodman, founder & Executive Director “Just Peace Advocates”; and Ms. Michaela Lavis, a student working on Kashmir. The discussion was chaired by Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General, ISSI.

Participants at the discussion table included: Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Convener All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC); Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Safi, APHC; Mr. Mehmood Saghar, APHC; Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani, Chairman Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR); Ambassador Leena Moazzam; Ambassador Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Coordinator, Kashmir Cell, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA); Mr. Shahras Asim, Director Kashmir Affairs, MOFA; and members of the ISSI research team.

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