UoS organized a seminar on “Non-NATO Ally: challenges and prospects for Pakistan"

Published On: 22 Feb 2024


Sargodha, February 22, 2024. The Department of Politics and International Relations organized a one-day seminar on “Non-NATO Ally: challenges and prospects for Pakistan” on Thursday here at University of Sargodha.

The experts critically examined the challenges and opportunities for Pakistan as a Non-NATO Ally.
The seminar was graced by the Vice Chancellor UoS Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Pro Vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Ghullam Yasin, Prof. Dr. Nazir Hussain Ex-director School of Politics and IR Quaid e Azam University Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Rehana Hashmi from University of Punjab, Prof. Dr Asia Saif Alvi, and Chairperson Department of Politics IR.

Dr. Rehana Hashmi said that Pakistan has greatly strengthened its defense system by becoming a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA). She further said the United States recognizes that Pakistan has a great role in preventing Soviet intervention, but for some years there have been ups and downs in our relations with them and the main reason for this is the lack of prospective shares.

Prof. Dr. Nazir Hussain said that America does not want Pakistan to separate from MNNA while we are still standing at the same crossroads as we were in 1950.

He further said that we have to strengthen our foreign policy and this will be possible only when there is political stability in our country. He further said that we must think about other emerging powers of the world and join hands with them for our interests.

Prof. Dr. Ghullam Yasin also shared his thoughts on the theme of the seminar.