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Pakistan-Norway Association (PANA)

An International Friendship Association in Pakistan

I s l a m a b a d

PANA Presidents:

2006-2007        Mr. Farooq Khan

2008-2011        Mr. Amir Iftikhar Warraich

 2011-               Mr. Mukhtar Chaudhry

PANA Founder:

 2003                   Mr. Atle Hetland



PANA-IPS Seminar

Wednesday 28 November 2012 at 3 p.m.

IPS House 1, Street 8, F-6/3 Islamabad

Pakistan-Scandinavia: Perceptions, Potential and Pathways


 Amir Iftikhar Warraich, former Pres.

 Atle Hetland, founder


Welcome remarks by Dr. Khalid Rahman, Director, IPS.


Riyazul Haque, IPS Advisory Council


Amir Iftikhar Warraich, Ex-President of PANA

Dr Atle Hetland, Founder PANA

Air Cdre. (Rtd) Khalid Iqbal

Dr. Sabiha Seyed

Ms. Hina Akhtar

Ambassador of Sweden Lars H. Wide

Petter Eide, NCA Country Head


IPS Conference Hall House 1, Street 8, F-6/3 Islamabad-Pakistan Tel: 051-8438391-93

PAKISTAN TODAY 10.12.2011:

Atle Hetland, a Norwegian author, launched his book ‘Know Norway’ at a local hotel on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion Hetland said: “This book is especially for readers who want to visit Norway as tourists, for studies, business or for other reasons, bearing in mind that it is not easy to get a visa to Norway nowadays. This book depicts the beautiful nature, rich flora and fauna of a small wealthy country in the far north of Europe.” He said the book describes Norwegian culture and has been written keeping in mind the Pakistanis and Afghans who have relatives in Norway. The book sheds light on many features Norway, especially its strong economy, private and government sectors and the important role played by Norwegian women in the country’s development adding that it is mandatory that all public companies have at least 40 percent women on their boards, 39.5 percent women in the parliament elected in September 2009 for the next four years. Hetland said: “Many Norwegians travel frequently to other countries, as tourists or for business, and they learn from the outside world but most return home upon completion of their studies or employment contracts. Foreigners come to Norway for same purposes.” UNICEF representative Hanna Mullan praised the book and said: “Misconceptions of Pakistani people about foreigners should be removed and we must be recognised as friends or family.” She added that Pakistani women could also play an important role in the progress of the society. The book launch was attended by UN organizations’ representatives, social scientists and intellectuals. (cited by Amir Iftikhar Warraich)

to University of Gujrat – UOG
the city and environs

Saturday 26 November  2011
Departure from Islamabad at 08:00 a.m. with return about 8:00 p.m.

P r o g r a m m e

Travel in comfortable bus, stop en route at Tulip Restaurant for Tea/Light Breakfast, orientation about geography and livelihoods. UOG Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Nizamuddin (former Reg. Dir. UNFPA) will welcome and brief visitors about the 6-7-year old university (12,000 students; ¾ women and more than ½ of the staff also women), already ranked as a mid-level university in Pakistan with several strong fields, incl. design, social sciences, etc. Tour of campus; Further discussion about the University’s international links; Lunch; Visits to local factories/shops for world-renowned furniture and other products; Stop for tea/dinner at Restaurant en route.

Diplomats and other foreigners who need NOC from the Pakistani authorities must obtain it themselves.
The organizers would like to forward a complete list of participants to the University of Gujrat and request participants to register in advance. The list of participants will be confidential.

Registration: Please register soonest to secure a seat (latest 24 Nov. 2011 if seats are still available).
All participants will be contacted as soon as they have registered and will be requested to pay.
Rs. 3,500/-(all inclusive)

Tour Guide: Atle Hetland  -  Email:  -  Mob/SMS: 0342-533 5161


PANA VIGIL for Oslo terror victims was held in Islamabad Serena Hotel, 31.07.11, 15:00 - 18:00.

Hydropower and Environment
100 years of Norwegian Experience
Lessons for Pakistan
Speakers: Engr. Arve Tvede, Hydropower and Environment Specialist (Rtd.),
Statkraft (Norwegian State Energy Company), Oslo
Foreign and Local Experts - Panel
Thursday 15 September 2011 from 15:00 – 17:30
Followed by High Tea
Venue: Conference Room, Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Registration to PANA by Tuesday 13 September 2011
Rs. 500. Invited students: Rs. 250 (to be paid at entrance)
(Number of participants is limited to 50; first come, first serve.)
Email:    Mob/SMS: 0342-5335161

IPS Institute of Policy Studies
PANA Pakistan-Norway Association
An International Friendship Association in Pakistan
Postal Address: P.O. Box 507, Post Mall, F-7, Islamabad
Email: Website:

Thursday 21 July 2011 at 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Overseas Pakistanis
Muslim Immigrants in Europe
Speakers: Ch. Amir Iftikhar Warraich, Former PANA President
Mr. Athar Javed, Danish International Dialogue – Panel
Venue: IPS Conference Room, H. 1, St. 8, F-6/3, Islamabad.Organizers: PANA in cooperation with IPS
Registration: Please register in advance. Further information: Please contact the Organizers
Email:   Mobile: 0343 - 8515 130

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