Counter-Violent Extremism

“Radicalization is Undermining Tolerance, Co-existence and Pluralism in Society”

28 November 2008


“The radical groups and radicalization are undermining the norms and values of tolerance, co-existence, peace and pluralism in Pakistani society.” Hussain Naqi, National Coordinator for HRCP Core Groups, said this while giving his expert opinion in the PIPS media workshop on “Radicalization in Pakistan” on November 25, 2008, in Lahore. Mr. Naqi explained the tolerant and peaceful features of the tribal and Pakhtun areas in historical perspective. He mentioned the... Read More

Media Glorification is Empowering the Radicals

10 October 2008


The way Pakistani media has glorified the radicals and militants has not only emboldened the radical groups and organizations but has also caused an increase in the trend and level of radicalization in Pakistani society. The media must not lose sight from the fact that if the radical forces win in the country, their first target can be the media itself. These views were expressed by well-known and experienced journalists, media persons and intellectuals at “Media... Read More

PIPS Launches Awareness Campaign on Radicalization in Pakistan

25 August 2008


Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) organized a full-day media workshop on Radicalization in Pakistan at Peshawar on August 21, 2008. A large number of senior journalists and media-persons were present at the occasion. Editors, resident-editors, Chief reporters, columnists, from a wide range of print media and anchors, hosts and... Read More

Al-Qaeda is losing Ideological Grounds

15 July 2008


Peter Bergen, renowned counter-terrorism expert and a member of PIPS advisory board, made a visit to PIPS head office in Islamabad on 14 July 2008. He was accompanied by Eason Jordon, CEO AfPax. Mr. Peter Bergin briefed PIPS team on “American Perspective on Afghanistan and FATA”. He said that increasing strength of al-Qaeda in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and adjacent areas has direct implications for the United States and Western world. He was of the view that... 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

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

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

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