According to the schema, the conference will endeavor to put collectively a accord shimmering the view of participants on the issues of premeditated consequences and make explicit recommendations to their own governments to floor relations in an institutional and carrying great weight discussion with specific time-bound feats to move forward to make this region serene and unwavering. The conference will also help smooth the progress of civil society to analysis some major issues, such as Afghanistan, Kashmir, terrorism, nuclear issues and water.
The peace will be top precedence for a group of former military and civilian leaders from India and Pakistan who are due to gather together in New Delhi at a two-day conference on ‘Pak-India strategic relations’ from March 29.
The conference, organized for ‘civil society to appraise strategic relations’ between the two countries, is more than a meager conference. The participants will be sitting down to talk about the current level of premeditated relations between the two countries and make recommendations.
“The conference is a part of US- sponsored backchannel diplomacy and it proposes to formulate recommendations for both Islamabad and New Delhi to move forward towards its ultimate goal of turning the two foes into friends so that they live as ‘peaceful neighbors,” a participant believed.
The United States has been using backchannel negotiations as a means to keep communiqué links open between the two countries. In addition, it has also used it as device to stay away from an intensification or aggravation of ties during overwrought times between the neighbors, such as the days after the Mumbai terror attack.
It is commonly believed that the views of Pakistani speakers will endow with precious input for Islamabad and New Delhi in framing their respective future two-pronged foreign policies.
Aitzaz Ahsan, who is at this time defending Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in a contempt case, will be a significant speaker at the opening conference and his participation is said to be of astonishing connotation. Other than Aitzaz, Pakistan’s former ambassador to US Gen (retd), Mahmood Durrani, Lt Gen (retd) Talat Masood and former foreign secretary Najamuddin Shaikh are also amongst participants from the Pakistani entrustment.