Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) is a proud institution for the country. The PIIA is an ancient academic institution of our country. Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and first PM Liaquat Ali Khan have the honor of patronage. no Sindh government plane was used and no money was spent to bring Azam Swati. FIRs have been filed against him according to law.
These views were expressed by the Sindh Chief Minister while addressing the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs Conference and talking with media after conference.
He said that other institutions are benefiting from this institution based on global research and are following in their footsteps. I have read the world-renowned research journal Pakistan Horizon, a quarterly of the institute. Pakistan Horizon has been published since 1948 without any break which is commendable. He further said that the conference highlighted all the issues of contemporary importance in the changing global system. I was impressed that the closing note of the program was on global fluid peace. A changing world order will take time to find a new equilibrium.
The Chief Minister further said that whatever the issues and viewpoints may be, achieving peace remains the ultimate goal of all governments. The world is prone to conflicts and divisions due to historical and geographical reasons. An integrated strategy for all issues and challenges within and outside Pakistan is the need of the hour. In recent years we have seen a shift in geopolitical power from the West to the East. We have also seen the rise of Asia and Africa through the Organization of Asian Nations. A strong China that is expanding through its Belt and Road Initiative. We ourselves are benefiting from the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).