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Not All Western Intellectualism is Contradictory to Islam


23 November 2011

Western political thoughts and intellectual trends, which are not contradictory to basic Islamic principles, can be followed and implemented in political and state systems of Pakistan. We need knowledge-based, and not belief-based, intellectual discourses to respond to emerging local and global challenges. Intellectuals and religious scholars said in a one-day workshop with madrasa students and teachers, which was organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies at Jamia... Read More

A 15-Member Afghan Delegation Visits PIPS


18 November 2011

A 15-member delegation of Afghan students, lectures and representatives of the National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) from Kabul University visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on November 16, 2011. Headed by Nicole Birtsch, chairperson of Peace Studies Department at Kabul University, the delegation was invited to a two-day visit to Pakistan by Konard Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a political foundation of Germany working in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The... Read More

Scholars Urge Enhanced Interaction between Madrasa Students and Other Segments of Society


31 October 2011

Madrasa students should enhance their interaction with other segments of the society and influence others by presenting themselves as role models of peaceful, insightful and responsible Muslims and citizens. They should not only accept the reality of how others think about them but also prepare themselves through dialogue with other segments and by acquiring education and knowledge to respond positively. As the world does not judge Muslims by the theoretical and... Read More

PIPS Starts Putting into Practice Religious Scholars’ Recommendations for Achieving Peace and Harmony


30 September 2011

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and a thirteen member Ulama Advisory Board, which comprises religious scholars representing all schools of thought in Pakistan, started out a range of activities on September 19 to put into practice the recommendations for promoting peace and harmony in society that emerged during a PIPS seminar with the religious scholars in June this year. After reviewing the seminar recommendations the Ulama Advisory Board had approved a set of... Read More

Religious Scholars to Launch a Comprehensive Programme to Promote Peace and Religious Harmony


01 August 2011

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and a team of prominent religious scholars (Ulama), representing all Islamic sects in Pakistan will launch a comprehensive programme to promote peace and religious harmony in the society. Starting from August 2011, the programme will include a range of activities in three main categories of intellectual and academic discourse, advocacy campaign, and capacity building/awareness. This was decided in a roundtable of an Ulama Advisory... Read More

Religious Scholars Agree to Strive for Peaceful and Tolerant Society


28 June 2011

Prominent religious scholars, representing various schools of thought, pledged to strive for a peaceful and tolerant society in Pakistan. They emphasized that differences of opinion should not be used as a channel to engender hatred and hostilities among the people. They agreed that discouraging all sorts of violent tendencies in society was a collective responsibility. The religious scholars expressed these views in a two-day seminar titled ”The Role of Religious Scholars in... Read More

Raising Awareness on Kashmir Conflict and Exploring Opportunities for Peace Building


28 April 2011

  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

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

Dynamics of Unrest in Middle East and its Implications for Pakistan


10 March 2011

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

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

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