KARACHI – Building Pakistan’s international relations and presence, JS Bank hosted Prof. Vali Nasr, Dean School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University at an interactive corporate networking session at the JS Private Banking office in Karachi.
Dean Vali Nasr was accompanied by his advisor Ms. Shamaila Chaudry, Senior South Asia Fellow at New America and Jonathon Henry, Director of Advancement, Asia and the Middle East at Johns Hopkins University. The event was attended by a cross section of Pakistan’s corporate, diplomatic and civil service leaders including Jahangir Siddiqui – Founder, JS Group; Ali R. Siddiqui – Vice Chairperson, JS Group; Basir Shamsie – President and CEO, JS Bank and others.
The Dean shared his insights into the complex dynamics of the relationship between Pakistan and the United States and how the two nations could foreseeably engage in a deeper and more meaningful dialogue through cross-border cultural and social exchanges.
Speaking at the occasion, Ali Raza Siddiqui stated that Pakistan needs to explore conversations and opportunities which break from traditional channels to build profound engagement between the two states. He thanked Dean Nasr for gracing the event and expressed hope that such interactions will bring about greater understanding and thought synergy on both sides.
The guests appreciated the initiative undertaken by JS Bank and expressed interest for further such interactions in the future.