National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has established National Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS) at NUST Islamabad campus. At the ceremony a seminar on “Pakistan-India Relations and the resurgence of Freedom struggle in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmi” was held. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, preside the event as Chief Guest.
Mrs Mushaal Hussein Mullick (wife of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik), Ambassador Riaz Khokar, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Dr Salman Shah, Former Finance Minister, Engineer Shams ul Mulk, Former Chairman WAPDA, Attiya Anayatullah, Former Minister of State for Population Welfare foreign diplomats, serving and retired senior civil and military official, researchers and think tank community participated in the event.
Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, in his welcome remarks, said that the think tank would not only conduct high quality research and analysis on key issues of comprehensive national development but also undertake diverse but focused collaborations for regional collaboration and connectivity with leading national and international think tanks in the world, especially, in Asia Pacific, Europe, middle east and North Africa.
While addressing the audience Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that university affiliated Think Tanks play a very important role in the contemporary world raising voice and creating awareness on key national, regional and global issues by providing evidence based inputs for the formulation of policies for national development and growth.