Govt. urged to work whole heartedly to end conflict in Balochistan

30 June 2008


Although we could not prevent them but there is still possibility to resolve the conflicts in Balochistan and reduce the miseries of the Baloch people if the new government works upon it whole heatedly, the participants in “A Dialogue on Balochistan” observed this on June 27. The dialogue was held by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), in Islamabad, to discuss its recent published book: “Balochistan: Conflicts and Players”. The discussants represented academia from universities... Read More

British Muslims’ Delegation visits PIPS

05 June 2008


A British Muslims’ delegation, which is on Pakistan’s tour these days, visited PIPS. Purpose of the visit was to have an introduction of the Institute and its ongoing projects. The delegation shared the purpose of their visit with the PIPS staff. They mentioned that they seek to remove misconceptions existing in the West, in general, and in Britain, in particular, regarding Pakistan and the Muslims. The delegation also expressed their desire for having new ideas to develop a better... Read More

Jihadi Print Media in Pakistan: An Overview

Muhammad Amir Rana

01 April 2008

Research Article

Introduction  The  media  had  played  an  important  role  during  the  Soviet  invasion  of  Afghanistan  in  the  1980s.  The manner  in  which  the  media  projected  the  conflict  boosted  the  image  of  the  Mujahideen and  glorified their  activities,  helping  them  gain  moral  and  economic... Read More

A Holistic Approach urged to Counter Radicalization

26 March 2008


Laila Bokhari, a PIPS Advisory Board member and a political analyst and researcher with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), visited the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad, on March 25, 2008. She discussed with the PIPS team the phenomenon of radicalization in Pakistan and prospects of de-radicalization. She stressed upon the need of evolving a holistic approach to comprehend the current wave of radicalization and extremism in... Read More

PIPS Dialogue on Elections 2008

16 February 2008


The country may get into a critical situation if the elections are rigged, warned Dr. Sohail Mahmood – Professor and former Head of the Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad – while addressing a dialogue held on Elections 2008 by Pak Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS) on 8th February.   He made a plea to all of the stake-holders to take steps for ensuring a free, fair and transparent polling arguing democratic... Read More

The New Meanings of Peace after 9/11, 2001

08 February 2008


Dr. Jamal Eddine Benhayoun, Professor at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco and PIPS advisory board member are congregating the scholars from all over the world at Tetuan, Morocco on 19-21 June 2008 to share the new meanings of peace in post 9/11 context.   The key themes of the conference would be: 1) The culture of peace in the post-9/11 world 2) Peace and democracy 3) Peace and public policy 4) Peace and... Read More

PIPS researcher attended training session at ICPVTR, Singapore

25 January 2008


PIPS researcher Mujtaba Rathore visited the International Centre of Political Violence & Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore for a 2-week long Research Analyst Training from 14 January to 25 January 2008. The training course included the presentations of ICPVTR research staff focusing the research design and methodologies and global terrorism.  ... Read More

The Image of Pakistan: Perceptions, Fallacies & Realities

17 December 2007


The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) arranged a dialogue with Mr. Stig Toft Madsen, a famous Danish researcher associated with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies on December 17, 2007 in Islamabad... The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) arranged a dialogue with Mr. Stig Toft Madsen, a famous Danish researcher associated with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies on December 17, 2007 in Islamabad. The participants of the session- Mr. David Hansen (Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo,... Read More

Symposium: Religion and Security

17 October 2007


View of a session Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and Institute of Ethnic Minority Groups Development Research (IEMGDR) jointly organized an international symposium on “Religion and Security” in Beijing, China, from October 16 to 18, 2007. A significant number of international scholars from... Read More

PIPS & Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden, establish collaboration

28 May 2007


Muhammad Amir Rana during his visit to SASNET, surrounded by SASNET’s Director Anna Lindberg, and Dr. Sidsel Hansson, researcher at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) has established collaboration with Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. PIPS will collaborate with Department’s Asian Studies programme headed by Catrina Kinnvall, an experienced... Read More

PIPS Publications: ‘Arabs in Afghan Jihad’ hits Bookstalls

28 May 2007


‘Arabs in Afghan Jihad’ (by Muhammad Amir Rana and Mubasher Bukhari) is a first-ever research effort to outline and comprehend the role of Arab mujahideen and Arab Charities during anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan. The entire research work is based on primary sources. Besides identifying and elaborating the interaction of Arab Mujahideen with the Pakistani and Afghan jihadi forces and groups, this book also discusses in length the training operatives, camps, geo-strategic locations... Read More

British Delegation visited PIPS

01 May 2007


A 12-member delegation of British nationals including some British-Pakistanis visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Lahore office on May 1, 2007. Their visit was a part of the ‘Projecting British Muslims’ programme, supported by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The visit of the delegation was aimed at sharing their experiences as Muslims in Britain today and paving a way to constructive dialogue and debate. In his welcome address, the... Read More

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