The Pakistani Security Dilemma – An Insider’s Perspective
General Ehsan Ul Haq
With the Pakistani security situation at the forefront of current international affairs, CSIS South Asia was pleased to welcome General Ehsan Ul Haq to present an insider’s perspective on the fight against domestic extremism, border issues on the western frontier with Afghanistan and on the eastern frontier with India, and how these issues factor in to Pakistan's relationship with the United States.
Ehsan Ul Haq is a retired four-star General of the Pakistani army, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Committee from 2004 to 2007. General Ul Haq was also a member of the National Command Authority, the body responsible for the strategic control of Pakistan’s nuclear facilities. General Ul Haq also commanded the 11th Corps of the Pakistan Army, responsible for the defense of the Pak-Afghan border, the region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the restive FATA region. General Haq was also assigned to the role of the Director of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). For his service to the army, General Ul Haq was awarded with the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the two highest military accolades in Pakistan.