‘Diplomatic Footprints’ gives an insight into Pakistan’s chequered Foreign Policy

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Zubair Qureshi

‘Diplomatic Footprints’ the newly-authored book by Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry who is also DG Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) not ony provides an insight into the author’s life experience, struggles and diplomatic journey, it also gives readers a glimpse into what transpires behind the scenes in power corridors about foreign policy decision making.

This was stated by speakers at the launching ceremony of the book organized by China-Pakistan Study Centre at the ISSI on Tuesday.

The launch was attended by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman (R), former Chief of Air Staff, as guest of honor, while distinguished speakers included; Dr. Rifaat Hussain, Professor of Public Policy at NUST, and Ambassador Salman Bashir, former foreign secretary. Meanwhile, Dr. Moeed Yousuf, National Security Advisor sent a special video message.

Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director CPSC, in his introductory remarks, said the book is timely and relevant contribution which highlights Pakistan’s narrative on foreign policy and diplomatic issues.

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, in his remarkshe wrote the book with the aim to inspire youth who are thought leaders of tomorrow, professionals and especially to those who wish to build career in field of international relations.

Dr. Rifaat Hussain, said that “Diplomatic footprints” is as much a personal story as it is in eye witness account of the events that affected Pakistan foreign policy deeply.

Ambassador Salman Bashir said it was a great book that narrates the life and times of Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry.

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