A book launching ceremony of “The Tajiks in the Mirror of History” was jointly organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Cen-ter for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), Is-lamabad at the National Library of Pakistan.
This book is authored by Emomali Rahmon, Presi-dent of the Republic of Tajikistan and was trans-lated in Urdu and published in Pakistan by CGSS and the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
In his speech, he appreciated the efforts of the Em-bassy of Tajikistan and CGSS. Highlighting the importance of bilateral ties between Tajikistan and Pakistan he stated that Tajikistan and Pakistan have many commonalities including our culture, history, religion & commonalities in language as well.
He was of the view that this book will prove to be a milestone in enhancing bilateral ties between Paki-stan and Tajikistan.
Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Ismatullo Nasredin stated that Pakistan and Tajikistan share many common interests including our history, cul-ture and cooperation in regional forums. “This book will allow Pakistani readers to be better acquainted with Tajik history and culture”, he added.
He stated that the book covers all the important aspects of Tajik history, culture, and struggles.
He appreciated the role of CGSS and the University of the Punjab, Lahore for translating the book in Urdu and publishing it in Pakistan, this way all the information will be reaching a wider audience in Pakistan.
Executive Director, CGSS Khalid Taimur Akram stated that this book will potentially contribute to the pool of knowledge for Pakistan, it will help our students and faculty members to understand the socio economic and political dynamics of Tajiki-stan.