The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs launches website

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) has launched its new website which can be viewed via the link below:

The PIIA was the brain child of Sarwar Hasan (see earlier post here) who founded it upon arriving in Karachi after Independence in August 1947. During the venal and horrific dictatorship of General Zia the PIIA was forcibly taken away from its members by the Pakistan Army. After Zia’s death in 1988, the institute was restored to civilian control by order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (during Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s government) through the efforts of its legendary Chairman Fatehyab Ali Khan who dedicated his entire life to defending honesty and democracy in Pakistan.

Tomorrow is Fatehyab Ali Khan’s first death anniversary. May God grant him eternal peace in Heaven.

The PIIA will be hosting the following events over the next two months:

  • Talk by Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, CEO Jang Group, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and the United Kingdom, on 15 October 2011.
  • Seminar on ‘Iran, the Middle East and the International Scenario’, on 9 November 2011.
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