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06ISLAMABAD9911
2006-05-30 10:54:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Islamabad
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GOP RESPONSE TO PROPOSED EXBS PROGRAMMING

Tags:   KNNP  PGOV  PK  PREL 
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DE RUEHIL #9911 1501054
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P 301054Z MAY 06
FM AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9816
						UNCLAS ISLAMABAD 009911 

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP PGOV PK PREL
SUBJECT: GOP RESPONSE TO PROPOSED EXBS PROGRAMMING

REF: COLLINS - GRENCIK EMAIL 22 MAY 06



1. (U) Post appreciates the comprehensive programming that
ISN/ECC has laid out for Pakistan between July 2006 nd
January 2007 (ref A). The Government of Pakistan (GOP),
through the MFA Disarmament Cell, has indicated that it
wishes to participate in all of the proposed programs and is
committed to working with poloff on identifying appropriate
GOP personnel for each event.



2. (U) On 29 May, MFA - Disarmament Cell delivered to
poloff a list of fifteen (15) Pakistani candidates to
participate in the Advanced Regulatory Workshop in London in
July 2006. The delegation includes:

MFA
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Mr. Khalilullah Qazi, Director General - Disarmament
Mr. Imran Haider, Deputy Director - Disarmament

Strategic Plans Division


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COL. M. Shurshid Khan
LTC Hamid Farooq
LTC (ret'd) Zawar Haider Abidi
MAJ (ret'd) Muhammad Riaz

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission


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Mr. Zubair Sadiq
Mr. Sajjad Malik
Mr. Nawaz Qureshi
Mr. Muhammad Khaliq
Mr. Muhammad Usman

Central Board of Revenue


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Mr. Zulfiqar Kazmi, Chief - Customs
Dr. Zulfiqar Malik, Additional Collector (Exports)

Ministry of Commerce


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Mr. Jamshid Khan, Joint Secretary (FT III)
Mr. Niaz Muhammad Khan, Section Officer (Americas)



3. (U) Muhammad Kamran, MFA - Disarmament Cell, asked
poloff to confirm that expenses related to this program, as
well as the other EXBS programs scheduled between July 2006
and January 2007, will be funded by the USG, as this was a
matter of concern to the participating GOP agencies. MFA
again requested that the London seminar be scheduled in the
latter half of July. With regard to other programs, Kamran
has advised relevant GOP agencies that nominations for the
Interdiction Training and Equipment programs in South
Carolina (November 2006) and Texas (December 2006) must be
submitted before the end of June 2006, to allow sufficient
time for the participants to apply for U.S. visas.



4. (SBU) Comment: After a lull in activity following
extended period of personnel transition in the Disarmament
Cell, post is pleased to report a re-energized GOP commitment
to export control capacity. Post understands that the
Disarmament Cell has been instructed by senior MFA officials
to pursue EXBS cooperation with the U.S.; we believe that the
Disarmament Cell will be able to facilitate GOP participation
in the events currently scheduled by ISN/ECC. Post looks
forward to working with ISN/ECC on ensuring that the current
schedule of programs is a success.

CROCKER