In a special panel discussion, participants in the East-West Center's United States-Pakistan Journalist Exchange Program share their insights on how Pakistan will be affected when the United States draws down its presence after over a decade in Afghanistan. Issues discussed include the status of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, the impact on the border regions of FATA and Balochistan, and the Pakistani government relationship with the government of Afghanistan. The journalists are joined by senior expert Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, Executive Director, Center for Pakistan Studies, Middle East Institute.

Khalid Khan Kheshgi is a staff reporter at the Peshawar Bureau of daily The News International, covering the provincial assembly, and issues related to Afghan refugees, internally displaced persons and militancy in the FATA and border regions.

Riaz Burki is a reporter with the state-run Pakistan Television News, covering foreign affairs and the parliament as a diplomatic correspondent.

Jeeyand Kashif Sajidi is an assistant editor at the Daily Intekhab Quetta where he writes articles on issues relating to Balochistan. .

Dr. Marvin Weinbaum is a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC, and professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Recorded at the East-West Center office in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 7, 2014

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