Najam Us Saqib (Former Ambassador): Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an important forum and the upcoming summit can be analyzed in three aspects. First aspect will be SCO itself where regional connectivity, trade and strategies to facilitate other countries will be discussed. The second aspect will be bilateral. Tajikistan is hosting the SCO summit. Prime Minister Imran Khan will hold one on one meeting with Tajik leadership to be followed by delegation level talks. The focus will be on strengthening bilateral relations, economy and trade. Tajikistan is a friendly nation to Pakistan and an important country of central Asian states. The third aspect is the prevailing Afghan situation. The Afghanistan shares its border with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Iran and China. The SCO forum will definitely come up with some strategies to avert the emerging humanitarian crises in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO forces. A mutual consensus among the major regional stakeholders is necessary to ensure a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.