Punjab

Capacity-building urged to ensure charity goes to the right hands


06 July 2017

Events

Provincial Dialogue Forum – 3 The money collected in the name of charity is often misused for extremist causes, in part because the state lacks capacity to trace terror financing but also because the donor lacks awareness of the end result of the money. While state should enhance its capacity to monitor the money trail of banned outfits, the people should also be sensitized on the money they donate. These thoughts emerged in the third provincial dialogue forum on Punjab, held... Read More

‘Teachers should share multiple perspectives with students’


18 July 2017

Events

Teachers are duty-bound to open multiple vistas to students. They should disassociate their understanding of the world to a single identity, whether ethnic, religious or sectarian. Instead, they should impart students with multiple views, enabling them to think openly. These thoughts came in a discussion in a day-long workshop with around 37 teachers of post-graduate colleges of Sindh and Balochistan, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). The discussion explored the role... Read More

‘Teachers can impart skills meant for nurturing tolerant society’


19 July 2017

Events

A teacher can help build tolerant society by inculcating in the students the habit of listening to each other, respecting diversity, and asking questions in a form and manner that does not show animosity. These thoughts came in a discussion in a day-long workshop with over 40 teachers of post-graduate colleges of Sindh and Balochistan, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on 19 July 2017, on the role of teachers in promoting social and religious harmony. Columnist... Read More

The tradition of dialogue in Punjab be revived to counter extremism


20 July 2017

Events

Provincial Dialogue Forum – 4 The diversity of Punjab should be nurtured by providing enabling platforms where people share their multitude of thoughts, in the shape of a dialogue. As of now, the culture of dialogue is lacking. It should be revived. Punjab’s own history and culture is replete with platforms like baithak that promoted dialogue. These thoughts came in the fourth provincial dialogue forum on Punjab, held in Lahore, on 20 July 2017. Noted scholars, academics,... Read More

‘As nation-builders, teachers can help raise inclusive and inquisitive society’


24 July 2017

Events

A teacher can sow the seeds of a forward-looking nation in today’s world, by inculcating the spirit of social harmony in the students and equipping them with inquisitive mind open to probe the unexplored.   These thoughts came in a discussion in a day-long dialogue, on July 24, 2017, with over 40 teachers of universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Punjab, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on the role of teachers in promoting social and... Read More

PIPS seminar discusses multiple options for Pakistan to respond to changing scenario in Middle East


26 July 2017

Events

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), an Islamabad-based think tank conducted an open seminar on the ‘Changing Scenario in the Middle East and its Impact on Pakistan’ at Islamabad Hotel. Academics, scholars, journalists, and diplomats attended the seminar, which was chaired by Pakistan’s foreign minister and foreign secretary, Inamul Haq. Speakers included senior research scholars, columnist, and Arab journalists. Abdur Rehman Matar, an Arab journalist reminded about... Read More

‘Teachers should open minds of students to create tolerant future’


09 August 2017

Events

Teachers can build a tolerant future by equipping students with tools that open their minds to diverse opinions, beyond narrow confines. This way, they will not only let accept each other, but also enable them to find answers to critical intellectual questions of the country. This is the way forward. These thoughts came in a day-long dialogue with around 40 teachers of post-graduate and degree colleges of Punjab, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), a Pakistani... Read More

‘Critical inquiry in today’s digital age a must for progress and peace’


10 August 2017

Events

In today’s digital age, where wide information is readily accessible, students should be taught how to think critically for themselves. This way, not only will they seek solutions to the pressing issues around them, but they will also be mindful of narrow and parochial explanations of the same issues. That is the path to a tolerant future. These thoughts came in a day-long dialogue with around 35 teachers of post-graduate and degree colleges of central and northern Punjab,... Read More

‘Teachers should play intellectual input in today’s time to stay as role models’


15 May 2017

Events

PIPS workshop with teachers and educationists-I For a teacher to be relevant in today’s time, he or she must pay attention to critical intellectual challenges of the country and stay updated with the usage of modern technologies. Only then can they respond to the needs of the students, swaying them away from extremism. These thoughts came in a day-long workshop held with teachers, on the role of teachers in social and religious harmony, held on 15 May 2017 in Lahore. Around 30... Read More

“Teacher must support environment of co-existence in classroom by promoting curiosity and communication skills”


23 May 2017

Events

To bring about mutual co-existence in a diverse country like Pakistan, it is imperative to listen to all concern stakeholders without resorting to conflict. The mutually-agreed solution to the problem should be founded on logic and rational thinking. Teachers can help attain such level by imparting inquisitive communication skills and promoting curiosity in students, encouraging them to address problems relevant to today’s society.   These views came in a workshop on the role... Read More

“Scholarly spaces can scientifically diagnose extremism in Punjab”


16 August 2017

Events

Provincial Dialogue Forum – 5 Scholars and intellectuals shall be provided prominence in the society to counter extremist sympathies in Punjab. In universities and colleges, intellectual debates shall be encouraged. Only then can they break the mould of extremism. These thoughts came in the fifth provincial dialogue forum on Punjab, held in Lahore, on 16 August 2017. Noted scholars, academics, policy makers, civil society members attended the forum, deliberating on safe charity... Read More

“Cultural spaces can win the battle of ideas while countering extremism”


17 August 2017

Events

Provincial Dialogue Forum – 6 Countering extremism is like countering an idea, and what better way to do it than promoting cultural and literary spaces in the provinces. A culturally-aware child of today will be less tempted to pick up a weapon against his own culture tomorrow. These thoughts came in the last of the sixth dialogue forum for Punjab. Held on August 17, 2017 on Lahore, the forum focused on the role of literacy and cultural institutions in countering violent... Read More
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