Special Assistant to PM on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr. Moeed Yusuf have a keynote speech at the relaunch event of IPRI think tank in Islamabad today. Dr. Moeed Yusuf described the importance and role of think tanks in the contemporary world and emphasized the need for close collaboration between policymakers and think tanks. Dr Moeed Yusuf briefly described efforts to link think tanks to policymakers through national security division so their input can be channelized into the policy making . Dr. Moeed Yusuf also encouraged partnerships between think tanks, local and international, to generate create ideas and solutions to problems.
He said that IPRI, under the NSD, will be open to all partnerships, local or international. Dr. Moeed Yusuf also briefly explained Pakistan’s vision of economic security and connectivity and deplored Indian expansionist designs in the region as an obstacle to regional peace and economic development.