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PIPS Launches Pak-Afghan Media Collaboration Initiative with Kabul Moot


09 March 2011

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) launched an initiative aimed at enhancing bilateral media contacts and co-operation between Afghan and Pakistani journalists and media organisation by holding Afghanistan-Pakistan Media Dialogue at Kabul on February 21-22, 2011. PIPS has partnered with The Killid Group (TKG) of Afghanistan to improve co-operation between the electronic and print media of Pakistan and Afghanistan and arrange training for journalists to improve the... Read More

A Roundtable on Conflict in Balochistan


02 March 2011

Printable Version Pak Institute for Peace Studies conducted a roundtable on conflict in Balochistan on 4th February 2011 in Islamabad. The participant speakers included political leaders from Balochistan, representatives of civil society and development organizations, media persons and scholars. PIPS Director Muhammad Amir Rana coordinated the discussion. The purpose of the roundtable was to share with the participants key... Read More

A Session on “Legal Status of U.S. Drone Strikes inside Pakistan”


15 December 2010

The international law allows the civilian victims of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan to take the matter to the court of law. If the drone strikes are proven unlawful by the U.N., international court of justice or the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. will be required to stop such attacks, reassure Pakistan of not repeating them and also provide compensations to the families of the innocent victims. Although, the international laws of war permit the nations to use force in self-defense, but the... Read More

World HR Organizations Have a Role to Play to Resolve Kashmir Dispute


16 November 2010

The issue of human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) neither receives attention of world human rights organizations nor the international media. International civil society’s role becomes more relevant to push the stakeholders for a permanent solution to Kashmir dispute. Moreover in the era of globalization, the regional economic interdependence necessitates regional and local approaches of conflict resolution by engaging all the stakeholders including China. These views... Read More

Promotion of religious diversity and popular past can be an effective bulwark against growing radicalization in Pakistan


15 October 2010

Violent tendencies are increasing in Pakistan as compared to other Muslim countries. Though people are against Taliban but they do not openly oppose their agenda per se. These were the views expressed by participants of a seminar titled “Radicalization in Pakistan” organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on September 14, 2010 Islamabad. The seminar was organized to launch the latest edition of the organization’s quarterly journal, Conflict and Peace Studies.... Read More

Counter-Radicalization: A Multifold Strategy Stressed


10 August 2010

On 04 August 2010, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), in collaboration with United States Institute of Peace (USIP) organized a seminar on “Counter-Radicalization Strategies” at a local hotel in Islamabad. Leading experts on counter-extremism, prominent journalists and intellectuals including Shabana Fayaz, associate Professor at Quaid-e-Azam University, Imtiaz Gul, a political analyst, Dr. Tariq Rehman, Director National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Ejaz Haider, National... Read More

Countering Radicalization in Pakistan: Efforts must be initiated from within the society


19 July 2010

It is important to challenge the extremist and literalist interpretations of Islam to prevent further radicalization in Pakistan and defeat the militant groups operating in the country. This was the crux of a seminar organized by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies on July 16, 2010, in Islamabad. The seminar was arranged to launch the latest edition of the organization’s quarterly journal, Conflict and Peace Studies. The journal contained the finding of a ... Read More

American Media has failed to play the Watchdog Role


07 July 2010

The US media was “set up to fail” by the Bush administration as it prepared to invade Iraq in March 2003. This was stated by Katherine Brown, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Communications, during a presentation at Pak Institute for Peace Studies on July 2, 2010. She admitted that the American media had failed to play the watchdog role ahead of the war in Iraq, adding that most US news networks felt betrayed after they... Read More

Building an Empirical Knowledge base is Imperative to Counter-radicalization in Pakistan


25 May 2010

Despite the phenomenal rise of radical ideologies in Pakistan, the country lacks an empirical knowledge base to form counter-strategies. These observations were shared with a visiting high profile European delegation of academics, practitioners and community lobbyists on 24 May 2010 here at PIPS. The delegation was comprised of Dr. Harald Weilnböck, a psychotherapist by profession and one of the leading European experts on radicalization, Alan Weston, associated with the European... Read More

9/11 Changed the Perceptions of Americans about Pakistan


04 May 2010

“In Pak-US relations, 9/11 serves as water shed event which changed the perceptions of many Americans towards Pakistani Diaspora in US. It not only enhanced the feelings of hatered and mistrust between the two communities but also became a strong reason for imposing restriction on Muslims’ religious freedom in US”. These were the thoughts of Miss. Rabia Zafar--a PhD student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford and an internee at Pak Institute for Peace... Read More

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