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July 21, 2009

AFG-PAK DIALOGUE FORUM 2009

Bridging Bilateral Gaps

The regions which constitute Pakistan and Afghanistan besides sharing a 2640 Km mostly porous and undemarcated border are interlinked historically, culturally, economically and more so religiously. The fates of the two countries are intertwined through out the known history of this region due to the geographic location. In order to understand one, one must unravel the other. Please follow the link to read more. more…

July 2, 2009

EXHIBITION

Performing Democracy - Pakistan Art 2009

The exhibition will show 34 cartoons and paintings created by 17 well chosen rising artists in the context of a social political workshop, which has taken place at the KAS. Patron of the project is the Pakistani senator Semeen Siddiqui. The German Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Koch will open the exhibition together with the senator. Objective of the vernissage is the discussion of the socio-critical work results with representatives of the Pakistani civil society. more…

June 24, 2009

PERFORMING DEMOCRACY

Professional cartoonist Sabir Nazar attends KAS as guest

The project „Performing Democracy – Pakistan Art 2009“ supports the Pakistani art and cartoon scene. The idea is based on the cogniton that democracy cannot only be described as the state of the art, also it can be stated artistically. Mentor is the well-known cartoonist Mr. Sabir Nazar, who takes Pakistan’s problems by the horns. Please follow the link to find out more about Mr. Sabir Nazars cartoons: www.sabirnazar.blogspot.com more…

June 22, 2009

PERFORMING DEMOCRACY

Pakistan Art 2009

The Pakistan Office of the KAS is holding a very special Art Project titled, “Performing Democracy –Pak Art 2009” from June 22nd to July 2nd of 2009, engaging young university level students of Fine Arts from all over the country.At the end of this art workshop, these young artists will produce their works of Art in form of cartoons and paintings on how they perceive many facets of the current status of democracy in Pakistan. The foundation will hold an Art Exhibition of these works of Art. more…

June 8, 2009

Obama's Policy on Afpakistan

Ramifications and Policy Options for Pakistan

Around 20 senior scholars from the region will participate in the seminar organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute of Regional Studies in Islamabad. Chief guest will be the Minister of Defence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan's well known journalists Ahmed Rashid and Khaled Ahmed from Lahore will attend also. Please follow the link to get some more information... more…

May 29, 2009

Memorandum of Understanding

KAS and PIPS sign MoU

As of now, the KAS cooperates with the „Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services“. By signing a MoU, Dr. Wahlers emphasized the "necessity of this step". The new partnership will contribute in deepening and supporting the relationship between Pakistan and the Germany. Executive Director of the PIPS, Mr. Khan Ahmed Goraya, called it a great honor and a significant chance for his country. The PIPS, located in Islamabad, aims to train and support parliamentarian.

May 10, 2009

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Pakistani Minister of Defence visits KAS in Berlin

On Thursday May 07, 2009 the Pakistani Minister of Defence, H.E. Chaudry Ahmad Mukhtar, paid a visit to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin, in order to discuss with the vice chairman of the CDU/CSU fraction CDU/CSU, Mr. Arnold Vaatz as well as the parties spokesman on foreign affairs, Eckart von Klaeden, and top-ranking federal civil servants about the latest political developments in Pakistan.

May 5, 2009

PILOT PROJECT

Fighting Hepatitis in Pakistan

According to the National Survey on Hepatitis B&C conducted between July 2007 and June 2008, 7.4% of the population in Pakistan tested positive for the disease. This amounts to approximately 12 million people. The Behbud-KAS project fights in a pilot project Hepatitis A & B in a selected village to give the inocculated adult participants the chance to join vocational training for the generation of income. When more people from the community are healthy they are automatically more productive.

April 16, 2009

AFGHAN-PAKISTANI DIALOGUE FORUM

A platform to exchange views

An outcome of our agenda setting session on April 6 was that in the people to people contact process, a beginning could be made immediately with the following categories of individuals: Parliamentary visits and exchanges; Scholars and intellectuals, inside and outside of academia; Policy practitioners, inside and outside of government; Leaders of tribal denominations and ethnic/religious groups; Media in general; Establishment of respective chairs in selected universities.

April 6, 2009

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Afghan-Pakistani Dialogue Forum

KAS implements a series of roundtables regarding the Afghan-Pakistan Dialogue Forum aimed at bringing the two neighboring nations closer together. We have therefore invited a group of selected high ranking Afghan politicians and civil society activists to meet and discuss with their Pakistani counterparts the role of the Civil society in the G8 Afghanistan-Pakistan Initiative.