Contributing towards Non-Proliferation and Security through Effective Export Management of Sensitive Goods and Technologies

SECDIV-NIPS Islamabad International Conference, Sep 5-6, 2022


A two-day international conference on “Promoting Strategic Trade Controls through International Cooperation” was held in Islamabad on 5-6 September 2022. The event was jointly organized by Strategic Export Control Division (SECDIV) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS) of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

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Day-1 (5 September 2022)

Inaugural Session:                   1000-1040

  1. Recitation from the Holy Quran
  2. Welcoming Remarks – DG SECDIV
  3. Welcoming Remarks – Pro Rector ACAD NUST
  4. Keynote address by UNODA High Representative (Pre-Recorded)
  5. Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest – (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs)
  6. Group Photograph: Chief Guest, all speakers and foreign delegates.

Tea/Coffee Break: 1040-1100

Session-1:       1100-1230 (Promoting Effectiveness of the UN Non-Proliferation Regime)

Chair:               Dr. Zafar Ali, Former DG SECDIV

  1. Contours of UNSCR-1540 with Focus on CPF (Ms. Hongliu Zhang, Member UNSC 1540 Committee PoE).
  2. UNSCR-1540 Implementation Practices and Experience of Pakistan (Mr. Zawar Abidi, Former Member UNSC 1540 Committee PoE).
  3. Compliance and Capacity Building in FIs (Ms. Lubna Farooq Malik, DG FMU).
  4. The Foundational Role of Coordination and Cooperation for Enhanced Effectiveness of National Measures (Mr. Haroon Rashid, DG SECDIV).
  5. Q&A.

Lunch Break: 1230-1315

Session 2:        1315-1445 (Latest Developments and Progress in National Strategic Trade Management);

Chair:           Ambassador Tariq Osman Hyder, Former Expert Member Oversight Board for Strategic Export Controls

  1. ITT Controls vis-à-vis Fast Paced Technological Developments – (Itsuki Sugihara, Japan).
  2. Control Lists Classification Best Practices: Implementation Challenges - (Mr. Suleman Akbar, PAEC).
  3. Reinforcing the Export Controls through Education and Outreach - (Dr. J.P. Zanders).
  4. Policy Implications of Emerging Bio-Technologies – (Mr. Muhammad Adeel, ACDIS Division).
  5. Q&A.

Tea Break: 1445-1500

Session-3:       1500-1630 (New Technologies: Challenges to International Export Controls);

Chair:              Air Cdre (Retd) Khalid Banuri, Former DG ACDA

  1. Emerging Dual Use Technologies and National Security – (Dr. Anita Nilsson).
  2. Strengthening International and Regional Coordination and Cooperation for Sustainable Development – (Mr. Wang Shengjie, China).
  3. Striking Balance between Trade and Controls (Mr. Kamran Akhtar Malik, DG ACDIS).
  4. Regulating  Trade  in  High-Tech  Commodities:  Challenges  and  Best Practices – (Mr. Leonid Kozlov, Russia).
  5. Q&A

Day-1 Wrap Up:                     1630-1645

Day-2 (6 September 2022)

Inaugural Session:                   1000-1040

Session-4:    1000-1130  (Balancing  Trade  and  Controls  Through  Effective Licensing and Enforcement Tools);

Chair:    Ambassador Aizaz Ahmed Ch, DG ISSI Islamabad

  1. Connecting Government, Industry and Academia for Effective National Controls– (Dr. Naeem Salik, Executive Director SVI, Islamabad).
  2. Licensing and Enforcement Best Practices in AG – (Mr. Michael Kourteff, Australia).
  3. The Role of National Counter Proliferation Unit and National Targeting Center – (Syed Asad Raza Rizvi, Project Director NCPU, Karachi).
  4. Q&A.

Tea Break:                                1130-1145

Session-5:       1145-1315  (Latest  Developments  in  Multilateral  Export  Control Regimes & Future Challenges);

Chair:              Ambassador Zamir Akram, Advisor SPD

  1. Challenges and the Future Role of NSG - (Amb. Gustavo Ainchil, NSG Chair).
  2. Latest Developments in MTCR - (Amb. Grigory Mashkov, MTCR Chair).
  3. Multilateral Export Control Regimes – Pakistan’s Perspective (Dr. Zafar Ali, Former DG SECDIV).
  4. Q&A.

Closing Session:                       1315-1345

Lunch Break:                            1345-1430

Visit to Pakistan Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security (PCENS): 1510-1710