EWI Adds Pakistani Member of Parliament and Former Minister of Defense as Distinguished Fellow

News | February 08, 2017

The EastWest Institute (EWI) announced today that Hon. Syed Naveed Qamar has joined the institute as a Distinguished Fellow. Hon. Qamar will continue to contribute his time and insights toward the institute’s regional security program, in particular his active role in EWI's "Afghanistan Reconnected Process", designed to facilitate the country’s transition towards political and economic stability by forging regional cooperation.
“We are delighted and privileged to have Hon. Syed Naveed Qamar join the ranks of distinguished fellows at the institute,” said Amb. Cameron Munter, CEO & President, EastWest Institute. “South Asia represents a core area of focus for the institute, and the Hon. Qamar will play a critical role as a member of our network in the region and contribute to the solutions we advocate for regional stability.” 
Hon. Qamar is a senior statesman and former Defense Minister of Pakistan. Previously he also served as Federal Minister Finance, Federal Minister Water & Power, Federal Minister Petroleum & Natural Resources and Federal Minister Privatization. He started his political career as Member of the Sindh Assembly in 1988. He holds the position of member of the Central Executive Committee, of Pakistan's most popular political party, the "Pakistan People’s Party."