Participants say that both the candidates are locked in a very tight race. They say economy and foreign policy dominated the campaign. Manzar Qureshi said the media in Europe is giving a lot of coverage to this election and it looks as the people in Europe are divided on the lines of conservatism and liberalism.
Talking about the meeting of a women committee before the SAARC conference inauguration in Islamabad,
Nafisa Shah said it it was decided in the last SAARCK meeting that women in SAARCK must have a platform and Sunday’s meeting was the continuation of that resolution. She said the meeting decided to institutionalize this women committee and form a permanent platform for the empowerment of women inside SAARC.
Responding to the announcement of International Organization of Migration or IOM that a lack of funds for post-flood operations in Pakistan will limit the organization’s ability to reach the hardest-hit communities, the Chairman of National Disaster management Authority or NDMA, Dr.Zafar Iqbal Qadir said the government can support remaining1.3 million flood victims with its own resources and will not issue any fresh appeal for help.
Middle East situation was the last topic of the program and both the participants were of the opinion that diplomacy is still have a chance in Syria and they say that Russia and China both countries would like Bashar Asad stay in power and make compromises with the opposition but they say it is unlikely and things will change immediately after the US presidential elections.