US Withdrawal from Afghanistan & Pakistan’s Strategy

August 7, 2011

Policy Brief

Dr. Saeed Shafqat


The Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) held a day long policy dialogue titled “US Withdrawal from Afghanistan & Pakistan’s Strategy” on the 28th of July 2011. The dialogue was divided into two sessions, One, “Pakistan’s Afghan Policy in Light of American Exit Strategy” and two, “Counter Terrorism and Counter Extremism Strategy”. This was followed by a session on Next Steps. The objective of the dialogue was to build a consensus among the various stakeholders on the future direction of Pakistan’s policy in light of the existing policy framework and examining the range of policy options available. This Policy Brief provides a short summary of the key consensus points among the participants. It also highlights issues that require further deliberation.