peace buildingDr. Pirzada moderated a seminar, “Peacebuilding in Pakistan: Conflict Challenges, Lessons learned and Opportunities for Collaboration” supported by “SFCG” and “Danida” at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on 1st October, 2013.

The key objective of the event was to share field information about target communities attitudes and perceptions on issues of conflict, violence and peace in Pakistan.Key stake holders were engaged for an informed discussion on key findings and their meaning for contextualizing current conflicts and corresponding peace-building and stability efforts in Pakistan.

The inaugural session was chaired by Danish Ambassador Jesper M Sorensen, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Secretary General, PML Q, Johan Sorensen, EU Charge d’Affaires, Ammara Durrani, Country Director, SFCG and Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, SDPI, the seminar’s second session featured a robust discussion on the ongoing violence and its linkages with political and religious ideologies, terrorism, security challenges, social justice and cohesion, poverty and access to education and basic amenities.