Political violence

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

Political Cost the ANP Paid in Its Fight against Extremists

Khadim Hussain

16 August 2013

Research Article

The policies and plans implemented by the Awami National Party (ANP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during its five year rule there (2008-2012) were based on its manifesto for the 2008 general elections, on the basis of which it had managed to get a clear public mandate.   As it had categorically pronounced in its 2008 election campaign to fight against pervading violent and militant discourses in the province and the wider region, the ANP-led government eventually took a stern stand against the... Read More

Frontiers of Extremism: The Radicalization of Borders

03 November 2008


The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) brought together over three hundred senior government officials, leading researchers, and many of the Institute’s influential members from around the world to discuss and address some of the world’s most critical issues at the 5th IISS Global Strategic Review (GSR), in Geneva from 7-9 September 2007. Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Director, Muhammad Amir Rana was among the scholars who presented their papers in the seminar.... Read More

Proper Implementation of Counter-Terrorism Laws Urged

05 August 2008


“Countering terrorism in Pakistan is a generational task because the masses and the rulers, both, have to be educated,” said Shabana Fayyaz, Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in her concluding remarks at “A Dialogue on Terrorism”, held by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). A... Read More

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

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

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

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