‘Functional SAARC viable for regional cooperation’: Nepalese scholar
24 January 2017
A functional SAARC is a viable option for regional cooperation and progress for the South Asian belt. And will provide a stronger “bargaining power” for the member countries against non-member states while forging new relations.
These were some of the views shared by Dr. Yuburaj Sangroula, a Nepalese scholar on international law visiting Pakistan, at an exclusive talk on “Changing regional scenario and cooperation among South Asian countries,” hosted by Pak Institute... Read More
12 media students trained on video journalism
17 March 2017
On March 17 and March 18, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) trained 12 media students on the essentials of video journalism, in Islamabad.
12 students from mass communication or media studies departments were selected from a pool of several, from all over the country. Students came from the following universities and outlets:
University of Karachi (UoK) 2
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) 2
IQRA University... Read More
95% of laws are Islamic in Pakistan: Dr. Khalid
03 December 2015
In Pakistan, 95% of the laws are Islamic; only 5% are those in which Council of Islamic Ideology have proposed changes as per Quran and Sunnah. Yet people of Pakistan, from a layman to an education person, think that there is no Islamic law in Pakistan. Such is the confusion around, a confusion created by the clergy.
These views were expressed by renowned Islamic scholar and former chair of CII Dr. Khalid Masood, at the launch of his book. The event was organized by Pak Institute for Peace... Read More
Sensitizing on Pakistan’s obligations under international law will help in countering extremism
16 November 2016
Pakistani people from all shades of society should be sensitized on Pakistan’s obligations under international law, especially the treaties Pakistan is bound to follow. This will greatly steer their thoughts away from getting radicalized too easily.
These views were expressed by international law expert, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, in his exclusive talk hosted by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), an Islamabad-based think-tank studying conflict and security related issues in the... Read More
“Pakistan Saga Awards” Celebrate Videos on Social Harmony and Peace
02 December 2016
Amid news about tensions among varied groups and communities in the country, what is forgotten is how there are hundreds of examples of peaceful co-existence among those same communities. Attempts should be made to showcase those examples more often.
These thoughts were expressed by speakers in “Pakistan Saga and Narratives” award ceremony, in which inspiring video reports, celebrating unsung heroes, peaceful messages, and shared responsibilities were displayed. The ceremony,... Read More