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LSE Pakistan Summit 2017

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 14, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

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The South Asia Centre at the London School of Economics held its first-ever flagship summit — LSE Pakistan Summit on 10-11 April at the Auditorium, Aman Tower,Kayani Shaheed Road, Karachi. The Summit was presented by Aman Foundation, ‘Pakistan 70: LSE Pakistan Summit 2017’ commemorates the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

The main idea of this summit was to address the core issues vital to Pakistan’s emergence as a central power in the region, and its way forward in 21st century.


It was the first-ever LSE PAKISTAN SUMMIT, which is aimed to be held every 2-3 years in a different city in Pakistan. The distinctive structures of the Summit are:

  1. It is the only such event hosted by an internationally-reputed university in Pakistan, focusing on Pakistan, and bringing international and local experts to the same table.
  2. It is a public event, open to all, and free of charge.
  3. A minimum of one hour is dedicated to giving the audience the chance to question experts.
  4. The Summit is always in association with local philanthropists who share our belief in debate and dialogue.
  5. Working papers (of each panel discussion), podcasts, special and exclusive interviews and conversations are available on the website of the South Asia Centre to ensure that the proceedings are accessible to everyone across the world, free of charge.


The final conference of this Summit included five panelists who addressed to the Press and answered their queries regarding the main focus and prospects that will emerge from this initiative. The Panel consisted of Ms Fayeeza Naqvi, Chairman Aman Foundation, Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director, South Asia Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science, Malik Ahmed Jalal, CEO Aman Foundation and Mr.Adnan and Dr. Nilanjan Sarkar.

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