The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Meeting with 2-member delegation from Qatar on February 1, 2019. The delegation included: Dr. Marwan J. Kabalan, Head of Policy Analysis, Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) and Professor Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat, Associate Professor and Program Chair of Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action at Doha Institute of Graduate Studies.
Welcoming the guests, Director General, ISSI Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that Qatar is playing a very important role in facilitating the Afghan peace process and Pakistan recognizes this role. He said that after many years, prospects of peace in Afghanistan have been rekindled which will be beneficial for every country in the region; most of all Pakistan as we have also suffered the most from instability in Afghanistan. He said that military operations by Pakistan in the tribal areas have been successful and now the complete writ of government has been established in these areas, and which are being merged with the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).