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Insider's Briefing on the Pivotal Nation of Pakistan [00:14:53]
tags: pakistan geopolitics [add tags]
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From the WGBH Forum Network: "The Southern Center for International Studies welcomes Durrani who, after graduating from the Pakistan Military Academy, served in various command, staff and instructional appointments during his army career. He attended a mid-career Armour course in the U.S. in 1973 and a basic airborne course at Fort Benning, GA in 1982. From 1977 to 1982, he served as the Pakistan Defense and Military Attaché in Washington D.C., then became Military Secretary to the President of Pakistan from 1983 to 1986. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board (POF) from 1992-1998. After retirement from the Army, he was actively involved in working towards peace between Pakistan and India as a member of a dedicated group of Pakistanis and Indians. As part of a process sponsored by the United Nations, he also worked with senior ex-officials from the U.S., Russia, and Iran to find a peaceful settlement for the Afghan crisis. He served for three years in the Governing Council of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London from 2001 to 2004. Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani presented his credentials to President Bush on July 06, 2006. "
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