Peshawar    -    Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (BBWUP) Department of Political Science, in collaboration with the Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar (UoP) on Monday organized a one-day international seminar on “Regional Connectivity: Central Asian Perspective”, in which scholars from Central Asian Republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) participated as guest speakers. These scholars were hosted by the Area Study Centre (Russia, China and Central Asia), the University of Peshawar for a four-week research program. Before the seminar, the delegation of Central Asian scholars along with the faculty members of Area Study Centre and Department of Political Science, BBWU, Peshawar held a meeting with the vice-chancellor of SBBWUP, Prof Dr Safia Ahmed and discussed various aspects of the regional connectivity between Pakistan and Central Asia. The Vice Chancellor discussed opportunities related to educational, research collaborations and academic exchanges for students and faculty between SBBWU and academic institutions of Central Asian Republics (CARs). The delegates also visited various departments of the institute. The seminar started with the presentation of Mr Ibrakhimov Feruzbek, Senior Research Fellow at the Information-analytical Center for International Relations (IACIR) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Uzbekistan. He highlighted the development projects between Pakistan and Central Asian states. He shared that some of these projects would end by 2025 which will further enhance connectivity between Pakistan and Central Asian states. Almas Tussipzanov, Chief Expert, Centre for Analysis and Prognosis “Open World”, Kazakhstan emphasized extended efforts for increasing people-to-people contact. He also underlined women’s role in this regard particularly in the field of business and education.