Report – Webinar “Yaum-e-Takbeer”


The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a webinar to commemorate the twenty-second anniversary of the “Yaum-e-Takneer” on May 28, 2020. Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Honourable Shah Mehmood Qureshi, sent a “Special Message” for the webinar. Ambassador Zamir Akram, Advisor Strategic Plans Division (SPD), spoke on “Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme: A Guarantor of Strategic Stability in South Asia,” Dr. Zafar Ali, Director General, Strategic Export Control Division (SECDIV) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) made remarks on “Pakistan as a Responsible Nuclear Power,” and  Dr. Ansar Pervez, former Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) shared his thoughts on “Pakistan’s Peaceful Nuclear Programme.” Special remarks were made by Mr. Muhammad Kamran Akhtar, Director General, Arms Controls, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS), MOFA and by Ambassador Salman Bashir, former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. The webinar was moderated by Mr. Najam Rafique, Director Research ISSI. Malik Qasim Mustafa, Director ACDC made the introductory remarks. Welcome remarks were delivered by Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General ISSI, and Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman BoG ISSI, made concluding remarks.

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