Pakistan

Raising Awareness on Kashmir Conflict and Exploring Opportunities for Peace Building


28 April 2011

Events

  Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Pakistan (IRP), organized a two day training workshop entitled “Raising Awareness on Kashmir Conflict and Exploring Opportunities for Peace Building,” on 29-30 March 2011. The participants and panelists noted that being a flashpoint between two nuclear rivals of South Asian region finding a political solution, through out of box and non-traditional approaches, to the... Read More

PIPS Researcher attended CGCC regional working group meeting at Bangkok.


26 March 2011

Events

Abdul Basit, a researcher at PIPS, attended a regional workshop organized by Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation on ‘preventing abuse of the non-profit sector for the purposes of terrorist financing’ held at Bangkok, Thailand from 21-23 March 2011. He represented Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) sector of Pakistan in the meeting. The workshop was attended by NPO members of six South and Southeast Asian countries namely Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand and... Read More

Understanding North Punjab in the Context of Pakistani Diaspora in Britain


Safdar Sial

17 March 2011

Research Article

A census report by the Institute for Public Policy Research in London counted that 7.53 percent of Britain’s population in 2001 was born overseas.2 Among the top non-UK birthplaces of Britain's population, Pakistan was ranked third after Republic of Ireland and India.3 British Pakistanis mainly hail from three parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir: Mirpur, which has produced more than 42 percent of their over one million population in Britain,4 and North and Central Punjab. Many British... Read More

Dynamics of Unrest in Middle East and its Implications for Pakistan


10 March 2011

Events

The recent spate of popular unrest and uprisings in the Arab world has generated a number of binary views among the masses who consider it a revolution, since for the first time in the history of Middle East people have raised their voices against the repressive and authoritarian ruling regimes. However, notwithstanding popular sentiments which regard this turbulence a struggle of public against autocratic state governments, still no genuine revolution seems to be in sight. These uprisings... Read More

Seminar on “The Pakistan Phantasmagoria: Between Liberalism and Extremism”


10 March 2011

Events

Conflicting perceptions of the traditional religious forces and secular moderate circles have confused the course of determining national identity for Pakistan. Soon after establishment of Pakistan the moderate ruling elites started to provide space to religious elites due to one reason or the other. The Soviet-Afghan war and the Zia regime offered some legal and structural frameworks to the extremists to strengthen their agendas in Pakistan. Since then they have been consolidating their... Read More

PIPS Launches Pak-Afghan Media Collaboration Initiative with Kabul Moot


09 March 2011

Events

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) launched an initiative aimed at enhancing bilateral media contacts and co-operation between Afghan and Pakistani journalists and media organisation by holding Afghanistan-Pakistan Media Dialogue at Kabul on February 21-22, 2011. PIPS has partnered with The Killid Group (TKG) of Afghanistan to improve co-operation between the electronic and print media of Pakistan and Afghanistan and arrange training for journalists to improve the... Read More

A Roundtable on Conflict in Balochistan


02 March 2011

Events

Printable Version Pak Institute for Peace Studies conducted a roundtable on conflict in Balochistan on 4th February 2011 in Islamabad. The participant speakers included political leaders from Balochistan, representatives of civil society and development organizations, media persons and scholars. PIPS Director Muhammad Amir Rana coordinated the discussion. The purpose of the roundtable was to share with the participants key... Read More

A Session on “Legal Status of U.S. Drone Strikes inside Pakistan”


15 December 2010

Events

The international law allows the civilian victims of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan to take the matter to the court of law. If the drone strikes are proven unlawful by the U.N., international court of justice or the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. will be required to stop such attacks, reassure Pakistan of not repeating them and also provide compensations to the families of the innocent victims. Although, the international laws of war permit the nations to use force in self-defense, but the... Read More

World HR Organizations Have a Role to Play to Resolve Kashmir Dispute


16 November 2010

Events

The issue of human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) neither receives attention of world human rights organizations nor the international media. International civil society’s role becomes more relevant to push the stakeholders for a permanent solution to Kashmir dispute. Moreover in the era of globalization, the regional economic interdependence necessitates regional and local approaches of conflict resolution by engaging all the stakeholders including China. These views... Read More

Promotion of religious diversity and popular past can be an effective bulwark against growing radicalization in Pakistan


15 October 2010

Events

Violent tendencies are increasing in Pakistan as compared to other Muslim countries. Though people are against Taliban but they do not openly oppose their agenda per se. These were the views expressed by participants of a seminar titled “Radicalization in Pakistan” organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on September 14, 2010 Islamabad. The seminar was organized to launch the latest edition of the organization’s quarterly journal, Conflict and Peace Studies.... Read More

Counter-Radicalization: A Multifold Strategy Stressed


10 August 2010

Events

On 04 August 2010, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), in collaboration with United States Institute of Peace (USIP) organized a seminar on “Counter-Radicalization Strategies” at a local hotel in Islamabad. Leading experts on counter-extremism, prominent journalists and intellectuals including Shabana Fayaz, associate Professor at Quaid-e-Azam University, Imtiaz Gul, a political analyst, Dr. Tariq Rehman, Director National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Ejaz Haider, National... Read More

Countering Radicalization in Pakistan: Efforts must be initiated from within the society


19 July 2010

Events

It is important to challenge the extremist and literalist interpretations of Islam to prevent further radicalization in Pakistan and defeat the militant groups operating in the country. This was the crux of a seminar organized by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies on July 16, 2010, in Islamabad. The seminar was arranged to launch the latest edition of the organization’s quarterly journal, Conflict and Peace Studies. The journal contained the finding of a ... Read More

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