Afghanistan-Pakistan Town Hall

Afghanistan-Pakistan Town Hall

AAM partnered with Tolo News (Afghanistan) and Geo News (Pakistan) for the latest in a series of bilateral town halls connecting audiences and government officials for a televised dialogue that broadcast in prime time in both countries. The town hall focused on the changing relationship between the two countries since the new Afghan government has come to power, and what both countries are doing to fight the rising threat of violent extremism in the region. 

Guests on the program included:

In Afghanistan:

  •   Jawed Ludin, former Deputy Foreign Minister on Political Affairs
  •   Dr. Davood Moradian, Director General and founder of the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies 
  •   Waheed Omer, former spokesperson for President Karzai 

In Pakistan: 

  •  Khurram Dastgir Khan, Pakistani politician and former Commerce Minister 
  •  Ali Sarwar Naqvi, former Pakistani UN Envoy  
  • Sherry Rehman, Former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.