*Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad Celebrates 48th Foundation Day*
Islamabad : Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) celebrated its 48th Foundation Day with full zeal and zest on June 16, 2021 and renewed commitment to further deepen its work of providing objective analyses on national and international issues and enhancing understanding of public on issues of peace and security in Pakistan.
The event on the 48th Foundation Day of ISSI was held at the Library Hall in which leadership of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, research faculty and staff of the Institute along with their spouses participated. Honorable Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi graced the occasion as Chief Guest, while Foreign Secretary Mr. Sohail Mahmood was Guest of Honor. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Director General ISSI briefed participants about the reforms undertaken at the Institute during past three years and provided overview of future plans. Five Centres of Excellence are now fully functional providing focus research and convening forums for objectives analyes on issues of direct relevance to Pakistan. The Director General informed the Foreign Minister that the Institute was now moving from reforms to consolidation phase.
Foreign Minister during his address praised leadership, research faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication. He encouraged fellows to continue their work with commitment and continue to inform policy-making process through informed and objective analyses. He particularly, praised leadership of the Institute for spearheading reform process to optimise performance of the Institute.
At this occasion, Foreign Minister also inaugurated newly renovated conference Room and Library Hall of the Institute which has been upgraded as part of ISSI Building renovation commenced in 2020.