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In Washington: Pakistan-Politics and Pitfalls

April 25, 2007

With George Varughese, Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is pleased to invite you to a breakfast discussion with Mr. Hamid Sharif, who will provide first-hand insight and analysis of recent political developments in Pakistan. His presentation will cover Pakistani perceptions and response to US foreign policy, preparations for the upcoming elections, and the situation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Before joining the Foundation in 2005, Mr. Sharif served as the Assistant General Counsel for South Asia, and law and policy reform at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Mr. Sharif’s career also includes professorships at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and at the International Islamic University in Islamabad. In 2004, Mr. Sharif co-authored a study on Devolution in Pakistan that was published by the ADB, the World Bank, and the Department for International Development.  Mr. Sharif received an LL.M from Cambridge University U.K. and qualified as a barrister-at-law from Lincoln’s Inn, U.K.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2nd Floor

(Corner of 18th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW)

1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC


To attend or for more information, please contact Mr. Guyltone Sukawati at, or 202-588-9420 ext. 1304.

If leaving a message, please include your name, title, affiliation, and contact details.

As seating is limited, please RSVP by Wednesday, May 16th.

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