A roundtable discussion with visiting delegation of Centro Studi Internazionali (Ce.S.I), Italy, was held on 24 April 2017 at PICSS office in Islamabad. Ce.S.I delegation was led by Professor Andrea Magelletti, Chairperson Ce.S.I and included Mr Gabriele lacovino and Ms. Francesca Manenti. PICSS team was led by Major General (retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak and included Managing Director Mr Abdullah Khan, Director Research & HR Mr. Gul Dad, and Director Programs Ms Mehwish Lodhi. Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad hosted the Italian delegation.
During his welcome address, DG PICSS highlighted the importance of mutual interaction and sharing of ideas, information and perceptions between intelligentsia and think tanks for finding solution to common problems. Head of Italian delegation gave a detailed briefing on working of Centro Studi Internazionali (Ce.S.I), its area of expertise and scope. MD PICSS gave detailed briefing on expertise and domain of PICSS. PICSS team arranged detailed briefings on Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Policy, progress on National Action Plan, and radicalization in Pakistan. Italian delegation, shared their perspective on various issues including terrorism and violent extremism and Italian perspective on these issues. DG PICSS highlighted various facets of Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism policy pursued by Pakistan for the last more than 16 years.Papers presented by PICSS during round table can be accessed from the following link.