The ‘AGAHI’, a non-government organisation (NGO), on Tuesday held a brainstorming session to assess plausible future development that would have an impact on the well being of the people in the country. On the occasion, former Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Sohail Aman shared his views for charting the future possibilities focusing on creating newer opportunities by strengthening institutions’ capacity, producing quality futures research and policy designs. He said that Pakistan State of Future Index ‘Anticipating 2027’ indicated a promising future for Pakistan. The report, he said, was the first of its kind to be published, developing foresight for evidence-based policymaking; it analysed the historical data of selected variables for the previous twenty years, projection of variables for next ten years defining the best and worst plausible values for each variable. “Strategy is taking position in the history of future,” said Senator Musadiq Malik. The participants explored the TIA approach. TIA is a method analysing the consequences of future developments on a future trend by systematically examining effects of possible future events that are believed to be important. Khalid Banuri, the Strategic Plans Division advisor, presented the synthesis of the developments produced in the participatory discussions. “Many of today’s burgeoning policy challenges are complex in the sense that they are emergent result of the interaction between many intertwined actors and factors. Pakistan is facing indomitable challenges across all spectrums of wellbeing from governance to economy to security; it would be useful for the country, if enough attention is given to talented relentless group of people in the domains of artificial intelligence and futures,” said Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi, a former defence minister. In 2018, founder and CEO Jerome Clayton Glenn of the Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank on futures studies and research; whose mission is to improve thinking about the future and to make that thinking available accumulating wisdom for better decisions today – shared more than 50 restated events from the think tank’s repository.