The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MoI&B) and Research Society of International Law (RSIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in promoting awareness about laws and legal obligations among public, business community and professionals besides other concerned persons and entities.
The MoU was signed by Joint Secretary MoI&B, Qamar Bashir and RSIL President, Ahmer Bilal Soofi to encourage collaboration in research and expertise sharing, a news release said. Secretary I&B Akbar Durrani and Heads of Departments/Wings of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting witnessed the signing ceremony.
Akbar Durrani said Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to promote the country’s soft image as Pakistan was a pivotal nation in many ways. He termed the signing of MoU an important initiative which would help in promoting Pakistan’s stance & view point on the basis of law and legal discourse.
“Reference to law is the key to strengthening one’s argument,” he added. Ahmer Bilal Soofi said all international issues had legal dimensions, emphasizing that the MoU would serve to link law as the basis to project Pakistan’s position at the international level. RSIL, he said, remained focused on state specific issues, no matter which government was in power.