Dispute in Focus: Pakistan's Perspective on Kashmir

October 5, 2016 - 9:30 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Dispute in Focus: Pakistan’s Perspective on Kashmir 

A conversation with:
H.E. Mushahid Hussain Syed
Senate of Pakistan

H.E. Shezra Mansab Khan
Member of Parliament
National Assembly of Pakistan 

Introduced and Moderated by:

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy
Director, South Asia Center 
Atlantic Council

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and National Assembly Member Shezra Mansab Khan are visiting the United States as the special envoys of the prime minister of Pakistan on Jammu & Kashmir. This visit occurs against the backdrop of the recent upsurge of violence in Jammu & Kashmir. In the wake of Burhan Wani's death, Kashmir has been under curfew for the past two and a half months, and its people have been subjected to widespread human rights abuse. The visiting parliamentarians will give Pakistan's perspective on how to address the dispute and take steps toward peaceful resolution.

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H.E. Mushahid Hussain Syed is chairman of Senate’s Defence Committee and a specialist on international, political, and strategic issues. Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed has been writing regularly on national and international affairs on the media, politics of the Muslim world, Pakistan’s foreign policy, and regional security issues He has authored three books and is a Member of the Board of Governors of Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), a leading think tank. He was elected as a Member of the Senate of Pakistan in March 1997 for a period of six years. He holds the portfolio of the Ministry of Information and Media Development as a Federal Minister and prior to his induction in the Federal Cabinet, he was Advisor to the Prime Minister on Information Tourism, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs.

H.E. Shezra Mansab Khan is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Dr. Khan has served as a special envoy of the prime minister of Pakistan to the United States and United Nations on Jammu and Kashmir. In 2015, she was a member of the delegation to the United States to assess agricultural farm progress and crop life. This year, Dr. Khan participated in a conference on the role of parliament in strengthening public integrity systems and the 2016 annual session on the World Trade Organization. Dr. Khan received her master at the Government College University in Lahore and doctorate from the University of Glasgow. 

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy is the director of the South Asia Center. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Gopalaswamy managed the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he oversaw developing projects on South Asian security issues. He has held research appointments with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and with Cornell University's Judith Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict studies.Dr. Gopalaswamy holds a PhD in mechanical engineering with a specialization in numerical acoustics from Trinity College, Dublin. In addition to his studies abroad, he has previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization's High Altitude Test Facilities and the EADS Astrium GmbH division in Germany.