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Institute of Policy Studies
Islamabad

Special Issue - Number 83
Annual Report 2014-15

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Institute of Policy Studies
Islamabad

IPS at a Glance
Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad, is an autonomous, not-for-profit, civil society organization
dedicated to promoting policy-oriented research, awareness, and human development.

Areas of Research

Audience

Pakistan Affairs:

Policy Makers:
Opinion Makers:

Society and Culture, Politics,
Security and Foreign Policy,
Governance, Education, Economy
International Relations: Globalization, Global Issues and
Politics, The Muslim World, Pakistan
and its Neighbors
Faith and Society:
Madrassah Education, Islam and the
West, Islamic Thought

Programs
Research:
Dialogue:
IPS Press:
Outreach:
IPS LEAD:

In-house Research, Collaborations,
Exchange Programs
Conferences, Seminars, Roundtable
discussions and Lectures
Periodicals and Books
Features,
Articles,
Briefings,
Conferences and Participation in
Electronic Media Programs
Youth Development, Professional
and Management Training and
Consultancy

Established: May 1979

Chairman: Professor Khurshid Ahmad
Director General: Khalid Rahman

Legal Status

Registered under the Societies Act 1860 (Act XXI of 1860)

Tax Exemption

Professionals:

Politicians, Legislators, Bureaucrats
Analysts & Academics Researchers,
Advocacy
groups,
Media,
Concerned citizens
Diplomats, Business Community,
Civil Society Organizations

Periodicals and Books
Policy Perspectives (Bi-annual)
Maghrib aur Islam (Urdu biannual)
Nuqta-e-Nazar (Urdu biannual)
IPS News (English quarterly)
IPS Update (Bilingual online monthly newsletter)

Library
Over 25,000 books. Available to Patrons, Members, Sponsors,
Associates and Students

section 2(36) read with Section 61 and Clause 58 of 2nd
schedule of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

NPO Certification

IPS has been evaluated by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy
and awarded NPO Good Practices Certificate in the areas of
internal governance, financial management and program
delivery.

All donations to IPS are exempted from tax deduction under

Join Hands with IPS
IPS welcomes all those who share its vision and are willing to join hands by making contribution in any form in promoting policy
research in Pakistan. The panel of associates mainly consists of experts, academia, young and mid-career scholars and
researchers who join IPS on honorary basis. While senior associates have an opportunity to share their experience and knowledge
and disseminate their ideas through IPS seminars, conferences, periodicals and publications, IPS facilitates and guides young
scholars who wish to excel in the field of research in their academic endeavors on topics of mutual interest.
Along with associates contributing in research activities, there are associates who may not have a direct role in research but share
the IPS vision and wish to contribute towards its development and are making their input in their respective areas of expertise such
as planning, management and human development. For those who share the IPS vision, options for contribution are infinite such
as sponsorships for on-going projects of IPS, various forms of collaborations and support including patronship, membership and
volunteer services. For further information, contact us at ips@ips.net.pk

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IPS Ethos

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Year in Focus

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Research

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Seminars, Conferences and Roundtables

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Academic Exchanges

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Delegations and Visits

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Outreach

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IPS LEAD

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IPS Press

10. NAC Members
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Key Contributors

12. Financials & PCP Certification

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IPS Ethos
specific political group, religious faction or a funding
entity, but to deliver objectivity through unprejudiced
analysis, unbiased opinions and recommendations for
the workable policy alternatives. In fact it was made sure
since the very beginning that IPS remains a forum
having representations and participation from all those
multifarious schools of thought who have their loyalties
firmly attached to Islam and Pakistan. The suggestions
and recommendations put forward by IPS were never
supposed to be the final verdicts, but the propositions for
other feasible and worthy options which had to be
spelled out before the nation.

In 1979, the Institute of Policy Studies was founded at a
time when there was no such research institution
outside the public sector in Pakistan, or in the whole
Muslim world, that could examine policies critically and
recommend viable alternatives based on its evaluations,
reasoning and foresight. On the contrary, there was no
dearth of such institutions in America and Europe, some
of which were associated with political parties while the
others operated independently, reviewing government
policies from a non-government perspective, evaluating
them impartially and advocating for their rectification
and refinement, hence playing a pivotal role in the
country’s growth and development.

Thus, the main objective of IPS has remained to
address the opinion makers and policy circles, as well
as to educate the common man over key issues. The
Institute's primary addressees include government
departments, parliamentarians, bureaucrats, political
parties, legislators, etc., whereas media, both the
mainstream as well as the new-age, is also the
Institute’s target given its influential role in opinion and
policy making. It also helps to reach out to the common
people, encouraging them to play their indirect part in
policy making and opinion curating, as they are the

At that time, even the inception and realization of such
independent institution in Pakistan, let alone its
sustainability, looked like a preposterous dream. Our
firm and unwavering faith in Allah however paid off, and
now, by the grace and blessings of the Almighty, the
Institute has completed 36 years of its existence,
services and valuable contributions.
Ever-since the first day of its inception, our vision was to
work professionally, not beholding the viewpoints of any

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predefined principles, not compromising its
independence or integrity and ensuring a win-win
scenario for all concerned stakeholders.

ultimate beneficiary, or the victim, of all policies.
All along its journey of 36 years, IPS has ensured that it
runs as an autonomous institution. Indigenous
endowment means were established to safeguard the
Institute's sustainability and financial independence, the
courtesy of which it has relied on primarily its own
resources. The Institute, thus, has never been
dependent on anyone and its open and transparent
accounts duly affirm this assertion.

We also encourage like-minded contributors individuals, groups and organizations - to join hands
with IPS and support the Institute, intellectually,
financially and morally, to pursue its goals of making
Pakistan a prosperous, empowered, Islamic,
democratic, federal welfare state – a dream that was
central in formation of this nation-state.

The Institute has never sought any financial support
from the government or any international donor. It
however remains open for commissioned research
projects, albeit ensuring beforehand that all such
endeavors are within the parameters of the Institute’s

Professor Khurshid Ahmad
Founding Chairman, IPS
(Excerpt from his speech at the annual meeting of
IPS-National Academic Council, August 8, 2015)

“Every crisis should be seen as a challenge and every challenge
offers opportunities to thrive. It thus depends on us to unearth the
hidden opportunities and then strive to avail them to the best of our
abilities. Even Pakistan became a reality amidst the most unfavorable
circumstances and its forthcoming anniversary should serve as a
reminder for adopting the same spirit, determination and best of
intentions as done by it's founder’s years ago".
Message from Prof. Khurshid Ahmad
on 68th independence day of Pakistan
(August 2015)

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Year in Focus
to which the Institute's flagship bi-annual journal Policy
Perspectives is now being published and distributed online by
Pluto via Ithaca/JSTOR – one of the world’s largest virtual
platform for quality research and publications subscribed by
more than 11500 libraries and institutions across the globe.

Completing its 36th year in 2015, IPS has continued to play a
role in local and international policy arenas by providing a
platform for dialogue and discussions, generating meaningful
applied research, advising workable solutions and offering
viable alternatives over key issues; establishing itself over the
years as an important source of knowledge-based
decision-making for multifarious stakeholders.

IPS organized a number of seminars and conferences during
the year which generated or furthered significant discourses
over a number of important issues. The international
developments influencing the region or the national scene
remained an active focus of dialogues at IPS, especially
Pak-China relations in the wake of the historic China Pakistan
Economic Corridor (CPEC) launch.

Guided by its ’National Academic Council’ comprising senior
academicians and experts guiding and overseeing the
research work at IPS – the Institute’s scholarly endeavors
have so far yielded around 260 publications, more than 1500
research reports and above 1200 academic proceedings in
the shape of seminars, conferences, roundtables and
symposiums.

In fact, during the 2014-15 period IPS was overwhelmed with
policy research, dialogue, publications and interactions
vis-à-vis China’s increasing role in shaping the future of
Pakistan, especially on its economic, security and foreign
policy fronts.

The Institute continued to produce significant research-based
content in 2014-15 as well. Two issues of Policy Perspectives
– the Institute’s flagship bi-annual journal recognized by the
Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan – featured
a range of articles on multifaceted issues concerning
Pakistan and the world today. Two issues each of the other
IPS’ bi-annual journals Maghrib aur Islam and Nuqta-e-Nazar
were also published during the same period.

Four research papers published in the two issues of Policy
Perspectives this year were on China. The year also saw IPS
hosting a few important chinese delegations including two
from the International Department of the Central Committee,
Communist Party of China (IDCPC). DG-IPS was also invited
to speak in two important conferences in China. IPS Press
also published an autobiography of Ambassador (r)

Another significant development was the arrangement with
Pluto Journals – a UK-based research publisher – according
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Mohammed Yunus – a veteran diplomat who has witnessed
the formative years of Pak–China relations.

upon in various discourses in relation to the domestic
situation.

The country’s economic situation was by-and-large
addressed at IPS in the rigorous pre and post-budget
exercises comprising a number of in-house sessions, public
seminars, interaction with leading economists, trade and
industry stakeholders, and
parliamentarians. These
deliberations led to the preparation and dissemination of
policy recommendations and analysis to concerned ministries
and departments, which were also covered extensively in the
national press with more than 40 appearances of news,
interviews and articles.

IPS was also represented in various national and
international platforms during the period in which ‘Uniting for
Peace: Building Sustainable Peace through Universal Values’
and ‘The Situation of Afghanistan after NATO’ – both held in
Turkey – and the '6th Think Tank Forum of the Islamic
Countries' held in Islamabad merit a special mention.
IPS LEAD – the learning excellence and development
program of IPS – too, had a very engaged year. The venture
organized and co-organized a total of 18 programs in
2014-15, capacitating over 600 young professionals,
teachers and students from across the country. The
narratives and ideas generated during the training programs
helped in producing a research paper ‘Towards Responsible
Citizenry’ authored by DG-IPS Khalid Rahman.

The other most important area of research and dialogue at
IPS remained the energy sector of Pakistan with four major
policy dialogues taking place: 1. ‘Towards an Ideal Fuel Mix
for Pakistan: Streamlining the Priorities’, 2. ‘Coal from Thar to
Gadani’, 3. ‘Emerging Energy Scenario: Issues and Priorities’
and 4. ‘Development Initiatives in FATA – Oil & Gas Sector:
Prospects and Strategies’.

IPS Press ventured into book distribution of other publishers,
too, including Karachi University Press, which has a long
history of publishing the works of highly acclaimed scholars
and faculty members of University of Karachi. Apart from
generating some funds for IPS endowment, the initiative will
also further the Institute’s objectives to promote the culture of
research in Pakistan.

Besides, the situation and future of FATA in the wake of the
ongoing military operation, the proposed cyber-crime bill,
e-democracy and e-governance, mainstream and religious
education in Pakistan were some of the key areas touched

Call for Papers

POLICY PERSPECTIVES
Policy Perspectives is a peer-reviewed biannual journal with occasional special issues for disseminating the
research carried out by IPS and its associates. The journal is distinctive in combining original research papers
with reflective studies and analysis on varied themes and issues. Contributions to the journal appeal to a wide
academic and professional readership, and reach an interdisciplinary and international audience.
The journal’s e-edition is published and distributed online by Pluto Journals via Ithaca/JSTOR - one of the
world's largest virtual platforms for quality research and publications subscribed by libraries and institutions
across the globe.
Being published for the last 12 years, the journal is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of
Pakistan and accepts contributions from scholars, experts and practitioners on subjects related to security,
society, economy, strategy and governance.
You can direct your submissions and questions to editor_pp@ips.net.pk

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Research
Research at IPS is conducted under three major themes:
Pakistan Affairs, International Relations and Faith and
Society. These themes are further sub-divided into
specialized study areas like economy, energy, education,
security, foreign policy, Pakistan’s neighbors, Islam and the
West, the Muslim world, globalization and other global issues.
The research carried out at IPS is primarily published in its
flagship bi-annual journal Policy Perspectives. The journal,
which is edited by DG-IPS Khalid Rahman, is recognized by
the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and is
also available online through Pluto Journals on JStor
(www.jstor.org) and on Factiva and affiliated international
databases through Asianet-Pakistan.
The Institute’s research is also presented and disseminated
in the form of policy briefs, presentations and reports by IPS
faculty in different national and international seminars,
conferences and other academic events.
The highlights of research studies at IPS during the year
2014-15 are as follows:
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'The Evolution in Global Power Balance and Pak-China
Relations' covered the bilateral relationship between

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Islamabad and Beijing in view of the evolving regional and
global scenario. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 11, No. 2)
Author:
M. Akram Zaki, member IPS-National Academic Council and
former secretary general, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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‘The Indian Ocean and the Rise of a Multi-polar World
Order: The Role of China and India’ gave a snapshot of
recent developments and emerging strategic environment
between China and India, particularly viz-a-viz the Indian
Ocean. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 11, No. 2)
Author:
Maria Bastos, Assistant Professor, School of Governance ad
Society, University of Management and Technology, Lahore
#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
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'Natural Monopoly, Public Trust and Vested Interests:

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Case of Power Sector in Pakistan' dwelved deep into the
theoretical debate as to how the vested interests have
formidable stronghold in Pakistan’s challenged Power Sector
and why privatization of DISCOs becomes a desired step.
(Policy Perspectives, Vol 11, No. 2)
Author:
Naheed Zia Khan, professor, Fatima Jinnah Women
University, Rawalpindi
#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy
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‘Pakistan’s Power Sector: Tracking the First Year’s
Progress of the Present Government’ dealt with the
immediate policy priorities of the present government and its
resultant impact. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 11, No. 2)
Author:
Ashfaq Mahmood, former secretary, Ministry of Water and
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‘Towards Responsible Citizenry’ discussed at length the
need for preparing concerned and responsible citizens in
today’s world, the conceptual framework that Islam provides
in this connection, and the practical way forward for a country
like Pakistan. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 11, No. 2)
Author:
Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS
#Society&Culture #IslamicThought
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The role of the United Nations as an intergovernmental body
for promotion of peace, and relationship with grassroot Peace
Movement world over is discussed in the essay ‘The United
Nations and the Peace Movement. (Policy Perspectives,
Vol 11, No. 2)
Author:

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy
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Unto Vesa, Emeritus research fellow, University of Tampere,
Finland

‘EU in Transition or a Failed Project?’ looked
comprehensively at the challenges faced by the European
Union – considered by and large the model for regional
integration – in terms of continuity of the integration process
and the roadblocks popping up in its way. (Policy
Perspectives, Vol 11, No. 2)

#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
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Author:
Bakare Najimdeen, IPS associate
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'Competition without Zero-Sum Outcome: China’s Role
in a Changing World' focused on the country’s emerging
role in the global order as an economic power, and
challenges it might pose to the present system due to its
inefficacy in maintaining global peace and economic
stability. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 12, No. 1)

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Author:

the Muslim World, exploring the question whether it has
followed only the American lines or has there been any
independent approach too. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 12, No. 1)

Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS
#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours #Economy
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Author:

‘The Parameter and Paradigm of Chinese Reforms’
deliberated upon the set of reforms that the ruling Communist
Party of China is undertaking since the new generation of
leadership took over in early 2013. (Policy Perspectives, Vol
12, No. 1)

#InternationalRelations #Islam&theWest
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Bakare Najimdeen, IPS associate

Author:

'Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Doha to Bali and
Beyond' analyzed the opening provided after the Bali
ministerial of WTO and the building scenarios in this
connection. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 12, No. 1)

Muhammad Zamir, Amb (r), Bangladesh

Author:

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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Fasih Uddin, former chief economist, Govt. of Pakistan and
Member IPS-NAC

Turkey’s foreign policy towards the Middle East, particularly in
the wake of the developments of past three years in the region,
and the shape of things to come in the years ahead, was
discussed in ‘The Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy
in the Middle East’. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 12, No. 1)

#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics #Economy
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'FATA: Beyond Military Operation' explored the length and
breadth of a fundamentally important issue: long-term peace
and stability in Pakistan’s tribal areas beyond the ongoing
military operation. (Policy Perspectives, Vol 12, No. 1)

Author:

Authors:

M. Sheharyar Khan, assistant professor, National Defense
University, Islamabad

IPS Task Force (Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS, Brig
(r) Said Nazir, Sr. IPS Associate, Fehmeeda Khalid,
assistant research coordinator, IPS)

#InternationalRelations #TheMuslimWorld
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#PakistanAffairs

'Europe and the Muslim World: Some Issues and
Approaches' endeavored to discuss Europe’s policy towards
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'Developments in Afghanistan: Implications for Pakistan
and the Region' viewed the future scenarios in and around
Afghanistan, and the regional implications, considering the
drawdown of US/NATO forces and also taking into account
the new regime in the war-torn country. (Policy Perspectives,
Vol 12, No. 1)

Author:

Author:

A situation brief ‘Electoral Reforms in Pakistan’ came at a
time when the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral
Reforms (PCER) had completed a year (since July 25,
2014) and its work was expected to gain new impetus after
settlement of accusations and doubts. The brief presented
the background, mandate, objectives, and one-year
performance of the committee.

Amb (r) Ayaz Wazir, Sr. IPS associate
#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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Continuing with its tradition of providing research-based policy
advice to the government prior and after its yearly budgetary
exercise, IPS' pre-budget report 'Federal Budget 2015-16:
Setting the Priorities' was followed by post-budget analysis
'Federal Budget 2015-16: A Review'. While the first one
stressed on improving governance and policy planning to
ensure a meaningful budgetary exercise, the later emphasized
on the government to adopt growth-oriented approach.
Author:
IPS Task Force
#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Governance
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Based on a seminar's proceedings, a brief ‘Development
Initiatives in FATA (II): Oil and Gas Sector – Prospects
and Strategies’ suggested that optimal exploitation of
sizeable oil and gas reserves in FATA can help the country
get rid of energy shortage.

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IPS Task Force
#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy
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Authors:
Syed Nadeem Farhat, research coordinator, Tauqeer
Hussain, assistant research coordinator
#PakistanAffairs #Governance #Society&Culture
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A policy brief ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes’ briefly
reviewed the draft of cyber-crime bill and brought various
perspectives on the draft law together. It was based on
the outcomes from the seminar 'Perspective on Cyber
Crime Bill, 2015' held at IPS. The brief also contained
reflections from an earlier IPS seminar on cyber law held
in 2012.
Authors:
Syed Nadeem Farhat, research coordinator, IPS
#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture
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'Iran’s Nuclear Program: The Deal, Prospects and
Implications' was the transcript of a presentation by Dr.
Nazir Hussain delivered at the seminar held at Institute of
Policy Studies, Islamabad. The document discussesed the
background as well as the future prospects of the deal.

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours #Economy
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Written for ‘China Daily’, the article 'China’s ties with India
and Pakistan' looked at the different dimensions of relations
and prospects of cooperation between the three countries
while another article ‘CPEC: Regional stability must for
reaping connectivity benefits’ stressed on the need of
improving regional peace and cooperation for effective
connectivity.

Author:
Dr. Nazir Hussain, associate professor, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad
#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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Author:
Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS

'Silk Road Economic Belt: Towards an Enabling
Environment for Shared benefits' was prepared by DG-IPS
Khalid Rahman for a seminar on 'Silk Road Economic Belt'
held in Urumqi, China, under the auspices of Xinjiang
Academy of Social Sciences.

#InternationalRelations #Pakista n&ItsNeighbours
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Published in ‘The Week, India’, the article ‘Tragedy as a
Catalyst’ sheds light on the Peshawar tragedy and where
Pakistan stood after it, whereas another article for the
magazine ‘The 1965 War and after’ looked at the
confrontation from different angles.

Author:
Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS

Author:

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours #Economy
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Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS

'Connectivity and Progress: Belt and Road Initiatives and
CPEC in the Larger Context' signified the importance of
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as well as the countries
surrounding Himalayas for the successful realization of
China's OBOR (One Belt One Road) initiatives.

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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'Traditional Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution: An
Analysis of Jirga in Pashtoon/Pakhtoon Society' was
presented by IPS team member Fehmeeda Khalid in a three
day international conference 'Local Representation of
Power in South Asia 2014' organized by the Political Science

Author:
Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS
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member National Assembly and former director general,
Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, David Belt,
National Defence Intelligence College, Washington D.C,
U.S.A, Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, vice president (academic),
International Islamic University, Islamabad and former
professor of politics, Hampton University, U.S.A, Dr. Zahid
Bukhari, executive director, Center for Islamic and Public
Policy (CIPP), Washington D.C, U.S.A, Dr. Robert W.
Jensen, associate professor, School of Journalism,
University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A, M. Akram Zaki, former
ambassador, former secretary general, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Govt. of Pakistan, Dr. Kemal Argon, Hartford
Seminary, U.S.A, Khalid Rahman, director general, Institute
of Policy Studies, Islamabad, Prof. Asad Abu Khalil,
professor of political science, Dept. of Political and Public
Administration, California State University, U.S.A, Prof.
Farid Esack, professor of Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity
School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Department of Government College University, Lahore.
Author:
Fehmeeda Khalid, assistant research coordinator, IPS
#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture
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The e-book ‘Khawateen, Khandan aur Parliman: Pakistan
mai qanoon sazi ke rujhanat’ is the Urdu translation of IPS
publication ‘Legislation on Women and Family in
Pakistan: Trends and Approaches’, which is based on the
study conducted by a specially constituted IPS task force,
which reviews various legislative works on the issues
concerning women and family in Pakistan
Editors:
Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS and Syed Nadeem
Farhat, senior researcher, IPS

#Islam&theWest #GlobalIssues&Politics #TheMuslimWorld
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#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture
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Under its translation project, IPS aims to satisfy several
questions regarding Islam arising in this era of globalization
by translating the classic works done by Islamic scholars into
English for wider understanding. The past year saw
substantial work done under this project, especially for the
publications of ‘Issues in Islamic State and Society’, ‘War
and Peace in Islam’, and ‘Islam the Way of Life’.

The insightful academic pieces selected and translated from
various issues of Policy Perspectives and published as 'Aaj
ka Maghrib aur Muslim Dunya' reflect upon the situation of
Islam and Muslims in the West, Western school of thought,
policies and measures for the Islamic world, and their
consequences.

Translator:

Authors:

Ahmad Imam Shafaq Hashemi, senior research fellow, IPS

Prof. Khurshid Ahmad, chairman, Institute of Policy
Studies, Islamabad and former senator, Dr. Shireen Mazari,

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Another bi-annual journal of IPS ‘Nuqta-e-Nazar’ also had
two issues published in the period (no. 36 & 37). The
journal is dedicated to introducing, reviewing and
commenting upon newly published Urdu books in Pakistan
on the subjects of Islam, culture, history, Muslim world and
related issue.

Two issues of IPS bi-annual journal Maghrib aur Islam (no.
41 & 42) came out during the period. ‘Mashriq-e-Wusta:
Maghrib ki Policiyan aur Arab Bahar’ (Middle East,
Policies of the West and Arab Spring) discussed the situation
of Middle-East after the Arab Spring and subsequent
Western policies in the wake of uprising, while
‘Mashriq-e-Wusta: Ghaza aur Hamas’ (Middle East: Gaza
and Hamas) comprised the writings about Hamas which
generally escape the attention of Urdu readers.

Editor:
Dr Safir Akhtar

Editors:

#PakistanAffairs #IslamicThought #Faith&Society
#Islam&theWest #GlobalIssues&Politics

Prof. Dr Anis Ahmad, Asst. Editor: Muttaqin ur Rahman,
Supporting Editor: Munazza Siddiqui
#TheMuslimWorld #Islam&theWest #Faith&Society
#GlobalIssues&Politics
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Session on CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) with delegates of CCCWS-IDCPC, China (April 19, 2015)

Seminars
Conferences
and Roundtables
coordinator in KPK for Oil & Gas Exploration in FATA,
Ambassador (r) Ayaz Wazir, Brig (r) Said Nazir Mohmand
and DG-IPS Khalid Rahman

IPS carries out wide range of activities throughout the year
including seminars, symposiums, conferences and
roundtables on multidimensional topics to aid its studies as
well as to disseminate the findings of its research. The
outcome of these activities is then shared with the policy
makers, analysts, political leaders, legislators, researchers,
academia, civil society organizations, media and other
stakeholders.

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy #Governance
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A roundtable ‘Iran’s Nuclear Program: The Deal,
Prospects and Implications’ was held (September 24,
2014). The session viewed that the resolve over Iran’s
nuclear program may take some time due to the changing
geo-strategic dynamics of the Middle East.

A total of 25 such proceedings were carried out by the
Institute in 2014-15. A brief overview of these activities is as
follows:
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Speakers:

In continuation of its series of programs addressing diverse
aspects concerning Pakistan’s tribal areas, a seminar
‘Development Initiatives in FATA (II) – Oil and Gas Sector:
Prospects and Strategies’ was held at IPS (September 19,
2014). The seminar reviewed the large number of oil and gas
projects in FATA and stressed that the oil and gas reserves in
the tribal belt can start a new era of development and
prosperity in Pakistan.

Dr. Nazir Hussain, associate processor, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad, Air Cdre (r) Khalid Iqbal, security
analyst and member IPS National Academic Council, DG-IPS
Khalid Rahman
#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#TheMuslimWorld
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Speakers:

The seminar ‘Towards an Ideal Fuel Mix for Pakistan:
Streamlining the Priorities’ (October 16, 2014) emphasized
the need for focusing on indigenous resources for power

Dr. Gulfraz Ahmed, former secretary, ministry of petroleum
and natural resources, Professor Dr. Fazle Rabbi, nominee

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Coal: From Thar to Gadani (December 3, 2014)
Ambassador (r) Ayaz Wazir, Ambassador (r) Asif Ezdi, Dr.
Nazir Hussain, associate processor, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad, Air Cdre (r) Khalid Iqbal, security
analyst and member IPS National Academic Council, Cdr (r)
Dr Azhar Ahmad and Mirza Hamid Hassan, former
Secretary Water & Power, member IPS National Academic
Council.

generation to solve the energy crisis in Pakistan.
Speakers:
Mirza Hamid Hassan, former secretary Water & Power and
chairman IPS Tawanai (energy) program, Dr. Muhammad
Bilal Khan, principal, Centre for Energy Systems, National
University of Science & Technology, Hammad Hashmi,
technical advisor, USAID, and Ameena Sohail, IPS
associate and energy lawyer

#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Security&ForeignPolicy #TheMuslimWorld
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#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy
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If exploited efficiently, the Thar coal was termed game
changer and sufficient for Pakistan’s energy needs in the
seminar ‘Coal: From Thar to Gadani’ (December 3, 2014).
The incompetence, corruption and lack of interest in the
power corridors however were termed the major hurdles in
the utilization of this invaluable resource.

The seminar 'FATA: Beyond Military Operation' termed
mainstreaming of FATA and giving its inhabitants stake in
their governance as the only rational way forward post
military operations (October 20, 2014).
Speakers: Ambassador (r) Ayaz Wazir, Saleem Safi,
analyst, Nasir Dawar, FATA journalist and Brig. (r) Said
Nazir, senior IPS associate.

Speakers:
Usman Aminuddin, former federal minister for Petroleum
and Natural Resources, Mirza Talib Hassan, former director
general, Geological Survey of Pakistan, Ashfaq Mehmood,
former Secretary, Ministry of Water and Power, Mirza Hamid
Hasan, former Secretary, Ministry of Water and Power,
DG-IPS Khalid Rahman and Sr. IPS associate Ameena
Sohail.

#PakistanAffairs #Security&ForeignPolicy #Economy
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Experts in the seminar ‘Pak-Iran Relations’ viewed that
bilateral ties between Iran and Pakistan were critical for the
region’s peace, stability and economic growth, stressing that
the two countries should proactively overcome the challenges
in their way (November 11, 2014).

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy
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Speakers:

The session on 'Interpreting Islam, Modernity and Women
Rights in Pakistan' urged the government to find common
ground and build consensus over women's role in Pakistani
society (December 24, 2014).

Ghani Jafar, editor & senior research fellow, Centre for
Pakistan and Gulf Studies, Ambassador (r) Khalid
Mahmood, chairman, Institute of Strategic Studies,

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US Lawyers on their study ‘Inventing Terrorists’ (April 9, 2015)
Speakers:

chronic circular debt issue (March 19, 2015).

Dr. Anita Weiss, professor and head of department of
International Studies, University of Oregon, U.S.A

Speakers:
Syed Akhtar Ali, member (Energy) of the Planning
Commission, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms,
Muhammad Arif, president, Energy Lawyers’ Association of
Pakistan (ELAP), Mirza Hamid Hasan, former Secretary
Water & Power and Chairman of IPS’ Tawanai (energy)
program, Sr. IPS associate Ameena Sohail, Amanullah
Khan, former president, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (RCCI) and DG-IPS Khalid Rahman.

#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture #Faith&Society
#Faith&Society
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IPS conference 'Emerging Scholarship on China in
Pakistan' staged emerging doctoral scholars studying
'China' with senior diplomats, experts and practitioners who
had been directly or indirectly involved in matters related to
China in Pakistan (January 26-27, 2015).

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy #Governance
__________

Speakers:

A session with US lawyers on their study 'Inventing
Terrorists' revealed that over 70 per cent terrorism
conviction cases in United States were entrapped through
‘preemptive prosecution’ while around 20 per cent of the
cases were inflated by the government itself (April 9, 2015).

Amb (r) Akram Zaki, former senator and member
IPS-National Academic Coucil, Amb (r) Khalid
Mehmood, Abdul Salik Khan, director general, East
Asian and Pacific Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Dr. Rizwan, assistant professor, Centre for International
Peace and Stability, National University of Science and
Technology (NUST), Brig (r) Said Nazir, Air Cdre (r)
Khalid Iqbal, Cdr (r) Dr Azhar Ahmed and emerging
scholars Fouzia Amin, Aasia Khattak, Usman Ghani,
Talat Shabbir and Muhammad Munir.

Speakers:
Stephen Downs, US lawyer, Kathy E. Manley, US Lawyer
and DG-IPS Khalid Rahman
#GlobalIssues&Politics #Islam&theWest
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#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours #Economy
#Security&ForeignPolicy
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A session with six-member Chinese delegation from
IDCPC (International Department of the Central
Committee, Communist Party of China) was held at
IPS on the eve of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to
Pakistan. Apart from discussing several critical issues
associated with the CPEC, the head of delegation Guo
Yezhou invited DG-IPS to be part of ‘Silk Road Think

'Emerging Energy Scenario: Issues & Priorities' was
another IPS seminar which stressed the need to invest in
effective policy planning for the energy sector and learn
from the lessons and shortcomings of the past which have
resulted in the present energy crisis, especially the
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Tanks Association’ – an initiative of China Centre for
Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) to bring leading
policy research organizations of the countries concerned
with ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and ‘Maritime
Silk Road Initiative’ on a single platform to share
their inputs (April 19, 2015).

# TheMuslimWorld #Islam&theWest #GlobalIssues&Politics
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A session ‘Perspective on Cyber-Crime Bill, 2015'
deliberated upon the merits and demerits of the proposed
cyber-crime bill at length, urging on the need of adopting
more balanced, comprehensive and technically sound
approach in finalizing the legislation (May 13, 2015).

Speakers:

Speakers:

Guo Yezhou, vice president of International Department
of the Central Committee, Communist Party of China
(IDCPC), Sun Haiyan, deputy director general, Bureau of
Public Information and Communication, Yuan Ruidong,
director, Bureau of South and Southeast Asian Affairs,
IDCPC, Xu Xu, director, China Centre for Contemporary
World Studies (CCCWS), IDCPC, Zhou Rongshui,
second secretary, IDCPC, Nie Shengquan, interpreter,
CCCWS-IDCPC, DG-IPS Khaild Rahman and lead
coordinator IPS Irfan Shahzad.

Professor Khurshid Ahmad, chairman IPS, Major (r) Tahir
Iqbal, member NA Standing Committee on IT and Telecom
and Wahaj us Siraj, convenor ISP Association of Pakistan.
#PakistanAffairs #Governance #Society&Culture
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Economists and experts in a pre-budget seminar 'Budget
2015-16: Setting the Priorities' stressed on improving
governance and policy planning to ensure a meaningful
budgetary exercise for the country (May 15, 2015).

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#Security&ForeignPolicy #PakistanAffairs #Economy
#GlobalIssues&Politics
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Speakers:
Professor Khurshid Ahmad, chairman IPS, Dr. Nahid Zia
Khan, dean, Social Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University,
Rawalpindi, Mirza Hamid Hassan, former secretary, Ministry of
Water and Power and member IPS National Academic Council
(NAC), Dr. Wajid Pirzada, CEO, Roots, Dr. Shimail Daud
Arain, former president, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and
Industries (RCCI), M Riyazul Haque, former additional
secretary, Govt. of Punjab, ex-member, National Tariff
Commission of Pakistan and member IPS NAC.

An interactive session 'Islamophobia in Contemporary
Global Politics' emphasized Muslim thinkers and leaders to
approach the issue of Islamophobia in political terms and start
by decolonization of minds so that they can represent their
identity and cultures as their original selves (May 4, 2015).
Speakers:
Dr. Salman Sayyid, University of Leeds, UK, Professor
Khurshid Ahmad, chairman IPS and Professor Dr. Anis
Ahmad, vice chancellor, Riphah International University.

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The session ‘Education in Balochistan’ reflected upon the
present state of education in the province, reviewing various
initiatives taken by the incumbent government and urging for
the recognition of their well-intended efforts made in this
regard. (May 19, 2015).

policies for the forthcoming year, advising it to adopt a rather
balanced, pragmatic and growth oriented approach (June 9,
2015).

Speakers:

Professor Khurshid Ahmad, senior economist, ex-senator
and chairman IPS, Fasih Uddin, former chief economist,
government of Pakistan, Mirza Hamid Hasan, former
secretary, Ministry of Water and Power, Malik M Irfan,
taxation expert, Dr. Rashid Aftab, director, Riphah Institute
of Public Policy and lead coordinator IPS Irfan Shahzad.

Speakers:

Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan Barech, advisor to CM
Balochistan on Education, Nadir Gul Barech, CEO,
Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) and DG-IPS
Khalid Rahman.

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Governance

#PakistanAffairs #Eductaion #Governance #Society&Culture
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The seminar 'Pakistan’s Nuclear Program: Context and
Prospects' looked at the program's background and the
country's approach in handling it, concluding that Pakistan
was a safe, secure and responsible nuclear state which
despite being provoked at times, has always acted as a
responsible nation (June 3, 2015).

A session on 'E-Democracy' discussed several prevailing
and developing models of democracy around the world,
especially focusing on the emerging trend of e-democracy,
which is enabling participatory democracy through
technology in many parts of the world today (August 11,
2014).

Speakers:

Speakers:

Ambassador (r) Masood Khan, Pakistan’s former
representative in the UN, Air Cdre (r) Khalid Iqbal, security
analyst and senior IPS associate and DG-IPS Khalid
Rahman.

Dr. Zahid Parvez, director of Markfield Institute of Higher
Education, Leicester, UK
#PakistanAffairs #GlobalIssues&Politics #Society&Culture
#Governance #Politics
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#PakistanAffairs #Security&ForeignPolicy
#GlobalIssues&Politics
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An interactive session on 'Journey from Natural to Artificial
Intelligence' gave a detailed insight on the subject,
conferring about the history, stages and future of the age of

The post-budget session ‘Federal Budget 2015-16: A
Review’ urged the government to rethink and revise its fiscal

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National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Dr Rifaat Hussain, chairman, Department of
Government and Public Policy, National University of Science
and Technology (NUST), Dr Nazir Hussain, associate
professor, School of Politics and International Relations,
Quaid-i-Azam University, Dr Rashid Aftab, director, Riphah
Institute of Public Policy, Barrister Sadia Abbasi, Brig (r)
Said Nazir, former president RCCI Amanullah Khan, Editor
Daily Islam Mulla Khel and Afghan intellectual Juma Khan
Sufi.

information technology (October 3, 2014).
Speakers:
Waseem Asrar Ahmad, IT Expert.
#Society&Culture

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The session on ‘E-Governance in Punjab' underlined the
need of technological interventions in modern governance,
maintaining that E-voting based on biometric identification of
voters is very much possible in Pakistan (October 15, 2014).

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#GlobalIssues&Politics
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Speakers:

Dr. Najam Abbas, a senior fellow at the East West Institute,
addressed a session ‘Afghanistan Post NATO Withdrawal
and the role of China' in which he shared his insightful views
on building scenarios vis-à-vis Afghanistan as well as the
regional situation. He also deliberated upon the present and
potential effectiveness of Shanghai Cooperation
Organization (SCO) in the matter (January 2, 2015).

Burhan Rasool, director, Punjab Information Technology
Board (PITB), Government of Punjab, and advisor, Center for
Technology in Governance of the Information Technology
University, Lahore
#PakistanAffairs #Governance #Politics #Society&Culture
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A session with Afghan intellectual Dr. Ghulam Farouq Azam
discussed the emerging scenario in Afghanistan following the
drawdown of NATO forces. The session was attended by a
select gathering of IPS associates representing different
sections of Pakistan's intelligentsia (October 21, 2015).

Speakers:

Participants:

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#GlobalIssues&Politics
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Dr. Najam Abbas, senior fellow at the East West Institute,
Amb. (r) Ayaz Wazir, Cdr (r) Dr. Azhar Ahmad and Sqdr.
Ldr (r) Tariq Abdul Majid

Dr. Ghulam Farouq Azam, chairman, Movement for
Peaceful Transformation of Afghanistan, Amb (r) Ayaz
Wazir, Amb (r) Arif Ayub, Amb (r) Rustam Shah
Mohmand, Amb (r) Asif Ezdi, Masud A. Daher, former
secretary, Government of Pakistan, Dr Tahir Amin, director,

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The analysts addressing the session ‘Indian Held Kashmir's
Assembly Elections 2014 and Beyond’ reviewed the 2014
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Speakers:

perceived symbolic significance as well as in the backdrop of
the region’s electoral history and the prevailing political
landscape of the state (January 22, 2015).

Dr Aamir Tuaseen, chairman, Pakistan Madrassa Education
Board (PMEB), Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman Asim, International
Islamic University, Islamabad, Dr Moeen-ud-Din Hashmi,
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Maulana Mohammad
Rafique Shinwari and DG-IPS Khalid Rahman.

Speakers:
Awais Bin Wasi, research scholar, Brig (r) Said Nazir and
DG-IPS Khalid Rahman

#PakistanAffairs #IslamicThoughts #Faith&Society
#Society&Culture #Governance
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#PakistanAffairs #InternationalRelations
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours #GlobalIssues&Politics
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An in-house session discussed prevailing on-ground situation
in Afghanistan, including the news of ISIS emergence which
was regarded over-emphasized by the media. The second
part of session discussed the status and problems faced by
Afghan refugees in Pakistan (February 19, 2015).

A session 'The Idea of Madrassa Education Board,
Progress and the Way Forward' looked at the role of
Pakistan Madrassa Education Board in light of its vision,
mission, objectives and the challenges faced today. It
concluded that the policies regarding madrassa education
must be devised from academic perspective, and not through
the security lens (February 18, 2015).

Speakers:
Naseer Ahmed Nawidy, Centre for Strategic and Regional

Session on E-Governance in Punjab (October 15, 2014)

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Studies (CSRS), Kabul, Kamalludin Kamal, CSRS, Kabul,
Sr. IPS associate Brig (r) Said Nazir, Sr. IPS associate
Dr. Cdr (r) Azhar Ahmed, and DG-IPS Khalid Rahman.

cooperation between the two countries for over six decades,
there was a large vacuum in the academic arena to know
each other (April 23, 2015).

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#Security&ForeignPolicy #TheMuslimWorld
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Speakers:
Dr Tu Huazhong, research assistant, Institute of South Asian
Studies, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, Kunming

Chinese scholar Dr Tu Huazhong gave a presentation titled
‘Pakistan Studies in China: Reviews and Prospects’. He
opined that while there has been an air of amity and

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#PakistanAffairs #Eductaion

Session with Afghan intellectual Dr. Ghulam Farouq Azam (October 21, 2014)

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DG-IPS in China conference: ‘The Party and the World Dialogue 2014’ (September 3-5, 2014)

Academic Exchanges
2014). Shahzad presented a co-authored paper “Security,
Peace & Development in Central Asia: Caught between
many Silk Roads” along with Dr. Akbota Zholdasbekova
from Kazakhstan in the conference.

IPS encourages international academic exchanges and stays
actively engaged in such activities throughout the year, be it
in the form of IPS’ representation in external scholarly events
such as seminars, conferences, etc., or by hosting
delegations from other national and foreign institutions.

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#GlobalIssues&Politics
__________

Given below is the brief review of institute’s international
participations in scholastic events during the past year:
__________

DG-IPS Khalid Rahman presented a policy paper
'Competition without Zero-Sum Outcome: China’s Role
in a Changing World' in the three-day conference 'The
Party and the World Dialogue 2014' held under the theme
of 'China’s New Reforms: the Role of the Communist
Party of China (CPC)' in Beijing, China (September 3-5,
2014). The conference was organized jointly by China Center
for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) and China
Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD).

IPS was represented by DG-IPS Khalid Rahman in the
seminar 'Building China Pakistan Community of Shared
Destiny in the New Era' held in Islamabad (Aug 6, 2014).
The seminar viewed the mutual intellectual collaboration
between China and Pakistan as an encouraging sign in
bringing strategic thinking from both countries on the same
page.
#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#PakistanAffairs #Security&ForeignPolicy
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#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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Lead Coordinator IPS Irfan Shahzad participated in the 25th
general conference “Uniting for Peace: Building
Sustainable Peace through Universal Values” organized
jointly by International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
and Sakarya University, Turkey in Istanbul (August 11-15,

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On the invitation of Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO),
DG-IPS visited Norway to participate in the second advisory
board meeting held in connection with their ongoing project
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NATO" organized by Turkish research institution GASAM
(South Asia Strategic Research Center). There, he shared his
paper 'Political Stability and Security Challenges in
Afghanistan’, apart from partaking in a meaningful
discussion forum (May 6-7, 2015).

Reduction’ (December 18-19, 2014). In his visit, DG-IPS
also delivered a presentation titled ‘Blessing or Blockage:
Religion and Development in Pakistan’ in a seminar held
on December 18, 2014.
#Society&Culture #IslamicThoughts #Faith&Society
#Economy
__________

#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours #TheMuslimWorld
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DG-IPS attended the '6th Think Tank Forum of the Islamic
Countries' themed ‘Addressing Multidimensional
Security Challenges’, held in Islamabad, where he talked on
‘Development and Human Development: An Ideal
Approach for Muslim Societies’ (March 7-8, 2015). The
two-days conference was organized jointly by TASAM
(Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies) and the
Pak-China Institute, Islamabad.

An insightful presentation ‘Belt and Road Initiatives and
CPEC in the larger Context' was delivered by DG-IPS, who
was visiting Kunming, China on the invitation of Yunnan
Academy of Social Sciences to participate in the 3rd
conference of China-South Asian Think-Tank Forum
(CSATTF) which was titled 'Building Belt and Road:
Towards a Community of Shared Interest' (June 12-13,
2015).

#InternationalRelations #TheMuslimWorld #Islam&theWest
#IslamicThoughts
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#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
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On the invitation of the Central Election Commission of the
Republic of Uzbekistan (CEC), DG-IPS Khalid Rahman visited
Uzbekistan (March 25-30, 2015) as an International observer
to observe the country’s presidential elections held on March
29, 2015. He was among the eight Pakistanis to become part of
international observation mission that consisted of around 300
observers from across the world.

Apart from International participations, IPS was also
represented in a number of academic forums at the national
level, the details of which are as under:
__________
IPS was represented by assistant research coordinator
Muhammad Yaseen Naseem in 'National Dialogue on
Pakistan Studies Curriculum' on the invitation of Pakistan
Study Center, University of Peshawar (August 3-5, 2014).

#InternationalRelations #GlobalIssues&Politics
#TheMuslimWorld
__________

#PakistanAffairs #Eductaion #Society&Culture

DG-IPS Khalid Rahman visited Istanbul, Turkey to participate
in the symposium "The Situation of Afghanistan after

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Lead Coordinator IPS at the seminar ‘Role of Media in Curbing Ilicit Trade’ (November 27, 2014)
Irfan Shahzad, Lead Coordinator IPS, delivered a
presentation “The Development of Gwadar Port and its
Trade Potential” in a roundtable titled “Gwadar: Prospects
of Trade and Energy Corridor” organized by the
Department of International Relations, National Defense
University (NDU), Islamabad (November 6, 2014).

organized by the Political Science Department of
Government College University, Lahore (November 12-14,
2014).

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Energy #Governance #Politics
__________

Irfan Shahzad, Lead Coordinator IPS, spoke on the topic of
“Economic Impact of Illicit Trade” in a seminar titled “Role
of media in Curbing Illicit Trade in Pakistan”. The seminar
was organized by Pakistan Broadcast Journalists’
Association (November 27, 2014).

#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture #InternationalRelations
__________

IPS team member Fehmeeda Khalid represented the institute
in a three day International conference titled 'Local
Representation of Power in South Asia 2014' where she
delivered a presentation 'Traditional Mechanisms of
Conflict Resolution: An Analysis of Jirga in
Pashtoon/Pakhtoon Society'. The conference was

#PakistanAffairs #Economy #Governance #Society&Culture
#GlobalIssues&Politics

IPS represented in ‘National Dialogue on Pakistan Studies Curriculum’ at the University of Peshawar (August 4, 2014)

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Delegation from IDCPC, China (October 23, 2014)

Delegations and Visits
Trustees of Erbakan Foundation, Turkey, Mr. Mehmet
Altinoz and Mr. Dogan Bikin visited IPS and had a
detailed meeting with DG-IPS Khalid Rahman (March 7,
2015).

In the past year, IPS hosted a number of foreign and local
delegation’s visits and deliberated with them upon ongoing
and emerging scenarios as well as on other topics of mutual
interest. A list of such interactions is briefed under:
__________

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#TheMuslimWorld
__________

Headed by its vice director general Dr Luan Jianzhang, a
delegation from IDCPC (International Department of the
Central Committee, Communist Party of China) visited
IPS and discussed matters of shared interests like economic
prospects, regional security, intellectual exchanges and
China’s relations with Pakistan and India (October 23, 2014).

A delegation of Indian Foreign Service trainees (2014
batch) visited IPS under Dr. Piyush Singh, first secretary
(Political), Indian High Commission, Islamabad. The guests
had a detailed heart-to-heart discussion with the Institute's
team in which they urged for building trust between
Pakistan and India and suggested various potential areas
of cooperation between the two countries (March 20,
2015).

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#Security&ForeignPolicy #Economy #Society&Culture
__________
A visiting delegation from Foreign Affairs office of
Guangdong, China, which was headed by its director
general
Fu
Lang,
stressed
on
cementing
Pakistan-Guangdong ties to enhance the economic and
commercial cooperation as well as people-to-people
interactions between the two regions (October 27, 2014).

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#Security&ForeignPolicy #Governance #PakistanAffairs
__________
A four-member delegation of China Institute of
Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), which
was headed by its president Ji Zhiye, visited IPS and
held a detailed discussion with DG-IPS Khalid Rahman
and other senior members of the Institute’s research

#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#Security&ForeignPolicy #Governance #Economy
#Society&Culture
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There were also a few domestic delegations, mostly
comprising youth groups, teachers, Ulemas, researchers,
etc., which visited IPS as part of their exposure trips during
the discussed period. The detail of such sittings is as follows:
__________

team. The interaction underscored the need of
removing misconceptions about CPEC (ChinaPakistan Economic Corridor) in both China and
Pakistan (March 20, 2015).
#InternationalRelations #Pakistan&ItsNeighbours
#PakistanAffairs #Economy #GlobalIssues&Politics
__________

A delegation of 45 ‘khateebs’ attending a course of Da’wah
Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad,
visited IPS for a briefing on ‘The role of think-tanks in
policy making’. The briefing was followed by an interactive
session (October 17, 2014).

An Indonesian delegation from University of
Darussalam Gantor, headed by Dr Hamid Fahmi
Zarkasyi, vice rector, Academic Affairs, and comprising Dr
Setiawan Bin Lahuri, vice rector, Administrative and
Financial Affairs, Dr Khoirul Umam, dean, Faculty of
Economics and Management, and Eko Nur Cahyo, head,
Department of Islamic Economics and Laws, visited IPS
and discussed matters of mutual interest with Chairman
IPS Prof Khurshid Ahmad (April 17, 2015).

#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture #Governance
#IslamicThoughts
__________
A group of religious scholars comprising heads and senior
teachers of different madaris (Islamic education institutions)
from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa visited IPS as part of their
study trip, which was arranged by Ahya-ul-Uloom
Foundation and led by its president Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

#InternationalRelations #TheMuslimWorld
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Delegates from Foreign Affairs office of Guangdong, China (October 27, 2014)

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Delegation from University of Darussalam Gantor, Indonesia (April 17, 2015)
Khalil and Hafiz Sajid Anwar (April 1, 2015).

A delegation of religious academics and researchers visited
IPS as part of an exposure trip organized by Da’wah
Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
The delegates had an insightful discussion with DG-IPS
Khalid Rahman, who along with his core team, deliberated
with them upon various matters of national and international
significance (June 6, 2015).

#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture #IslamicThoughts
#Eductaion
__________
A delegation comprising faculty members and students from
the International Islamic University, Islamabad, visited IPS
(May 15, 2015).

#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture #Education

#PakistanAffairs #Society&Culture #Education
__________

Exposure visit of Khateebs arranged by Da’wah Academy, IUI (October 17, 2014)

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Outreach
The outreach department of IPS reaches out to the Institute’s
target audience – policy makers, opinion makers, common
citizens and other stakeholders - with a view to inform, inspire
and influence them not only for their awareness raising,
capacity building and encouragement of adopting the role of
a responsible citizen, but also to collaborate and contribute
towards IPS programs and services which ultimately aim at

the betterment of society.
IPS Outreach operates via three sub-sections:
1.
2.
3.

Media and Communication
IPS LEAD
IPS Press

Media and Communication
The public communication arm of IPS outreach is responsible
for communicating and disseminating Institute’s multifarious
information to the relevant audiences including the
government, media, academia, civil society, etc.
The dissemination of IPS’ quarterly newsletters and monthly
e-updates to important stakeholders from diverse sections of
society has been one efficient tool for the Institute’s outreach.
During the last year, IPS was also frequently represented in
national and international print and electronic media by means
of op-eds, articles, news, talk show participations and
interviews by its intellectuals and scholars on important issues.

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IPS social media presence during the last year was also
augmented considerably with the notable increase in
Institute’s Facebook and Twitter followers which
consequently raised the number of visitors on IPS’ English
and Urdu websites. IPS also marked its presence on Scribd,
Flickr, Dailymotion and Linkedin during the given period.
Alongside delivering a large number of perspective-based
lectures and presentations on different venues
(approximately 90), the Institute also had significant
interactions with various eminent national and international
organizations, some of which include:

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR)
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
International Department of Central Committee,
Communist Party of China (IDCPC)
Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China
University of Darussalam Gantor, Indonesia
Chinese Inst. of Contemporary International Relations
(CICIR)
China-South Asian Think-Tank Forum (CSATTF)
GASAM (South Asia Strategic Research Center)
TASAM (Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies)
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
Frontier Works Organization (FWO)
Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce &
Industry (FPCCI)
Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(RCCI)
Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI)
National Assembly’s Standing Committee on IT
Planning Commission of Pakistan/Ministry of Planning
Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP)
Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad
University of Karachi

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University of Punjab
University of Peshawar
University of Management and Technology (UMT),
Lahore
Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS),
Kabul
Pakistan Madrassa Education Board

The institute also took following steps in advancing its
initiatives of e-publishing and distribution through major
digital platforms such as:


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Collaboration with Pluto Journal for e-distribution of IPS
flagship journal Policy Perspectives through the
platforms of JStor/Ithaca
(http://www.jstor.org/r/pluto/pp)
E-distribution of IPS publications through Amazon
Kindle - a series of e-book readers enabling users to
shop for, download, browse and read e-books and other
digital media via wireless networking.
E-publishing of IPS publications on Scribd – an online
digital library
(https://www.scribd.com/ips_islamabad)
Collaboration with UK based Islamic Bankers
(IslamicBanker.com) to share and promote IPS
research and publications on Islamic banking,
economics and finance in OIC and other countries.

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Ten-Day Personal and Institutional Development Workshop (Jan 29-Feb 10, 2015)

IPS LEAD
Facilitators:

IPS LEAD – the learning, excellence and development
program of Institute of Policy Studies - aims at creating a
knowledge economy through human development and
organizational excellence. In the past year, the venture
capacitated over 600 trainees by offering a wide range of
workshops and training courses through its panel of experts
focusing especially on young professionals and students.
__________

Ammar Zafrullah, country manager, PYCA, Areeba Shahid,
trainer, Afshar Iqbal, trainer
__________
IPS LEAD collaborated with Youth Impact – a non-profit
organization – to produce Markhor 2014 – Pakistan’s second
annual wilderness based youth leadership conference held at
Mukshpuri top, Nathiagali (September 24-28, 2014). The
conference yielded a statement ‘Markhor Declaration’ as an
outcome of the policy debates held among the participants
which were conducted by DG-IPS Khalid Rahman.
__________

The team of IPS LEAD and its young associates facilitated
Karachi-based NGOs Omair Sana Foundation and Shahid
Afridi Foundation in organizing a trip to IDP camps in Bannu
(July 13, 2014). Accompanied by renowned cricketer Younis
Khan, senior journalist Talat Hussain, and national football
team coach Aslam Khan, the young associates took active part
in distribution of food items and Eid gifts for 400 IDP families.
__________

IPS LEAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with UK-based Islamic Banker (www.islamicbanker.com) to
set out a framework for collaboration and facilitate
international efforts to foster job creation and support
inclusive economic development through Islamic mode of
business and finance (January 20, 2015).
__________

IPS LEAD organized a series of workshops on ‘Peace,
Advocacy and Social Entrepreneurship’ in collaboration
with Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA). The total of
six two-day workshops focused on promotion of peace and
harmony, stressing upon the power of an individual in
nurturing a culture of tolerance and acceptance in the society.
(August 27-28 and 29-30, September 3-4 and 22-23, October
2-3 and 31, 2014).

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Workshop (#PIDW2015) organized by IPS LEAD imparted
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Youth associates of IPS LEAD visit IDP camps in Bannu (July 13, 2014)
Facilitator:

to over 100 young professionals, fresh graduates and
entrepreneurs from across the twin cities (January 29 February 10, 2015). The workshop, which was supported by
World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), featured
several professional trainers and mentors who shared their
invaluable life experiences, including the way they faced
various challenges while keeping their integrity and values
intact. The other partner organizations involved in
workshop's planning and execution included Youth Impact
and MYMACOM while Pakistan Tribe was the digital media
partner for the event.

Li Yi, native Chinese trainer
__________
A psychology-based personality identification workshop
‘Eagle Eye’ was organized by IPS LEAD (May 5, 2015). The
workshop, which was a bonus learning experience offered to
IPS LEAD’s alumni free-of-cost, coached the participants
about the most efficient ways to deal with different type of
personalities.
Facilitator:

Facilitators:

Mohammad Asif, senior trainer, human psychology and
clinical research
__________

Basheer Juma, Partner, Ernst & Youngs (Pakistan and
Afghanistan), Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Vice
Chancellor, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Sardar
Khalid Mahmood, Director, HR and Learning Centre,
Mobilink, Khalid Rahman, director general, IPS, Wahaj
us Siraj, CEO, NayaTel (Pvt) Ltd, Rafatullah Khan,
registrar, Riphah International University, Abdul Samad,
CEO, Youth Impact, Yasir Masood Afaq, CEO,
MymaCom, Ikram ul Haque, CEO, Centric Consulting,
Syed Hassan Aftab, additional director HR,
International Islamic University, Islamabad and trainers
Farooq Sufi, Nabeel Imtiaz, Nisar Moosa, and Haris
Mahmood.
__________

IPS LEAD organized a five-day ‘Training of Trainers’
(ToT) for the Youth Empowerment Cell of BRSP Baluchistan Rural Support Program (May 17 to 21,
2015). The training was imparted on the topics of life skills,
health and hygiene and teaching methodologies to selected
25 teachers from different schools and madrassas of Quetta
and Pishin districts.
Facilitators:
Yasir Masood Afaq, Rafia Tahseen and Kanwar
Muhammad Jawaid
__________

The 4th successive batch of Chinese Language Course
(CLC) successfully completed the training offered by IPS
LEAD (April-August, 2015). Conducted by an experienced
native Chinese trainer Li Yi, the four-month weekend course
enabled the participants to understand, speak, read and write
the language efficiently.

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Apart from its training and capacity building activities, IPS
LEAD also formed new collaborations with the following
institutions in the last year:

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Fourth batch of Chinese language course (April-August, 2015)



Islamic Bankers
Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP)
Time Management Club (TMC)


Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA)
Omair Sana Foundation

DG-IPS at Markhor 2014 - the 2nd wilderness-based youth leadership conference in Pakistan
(September 24-28, 2014)

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IPS Press stall at the Annual Book Fair of National Book Foundation (April 22-26, 2015)

IPS Press
during the year including 9 Universities and 9 different cities.
__________

IPS Press is the publishing and bookselling arm of IPS,
which along with the Institute’s own publications, also
publishes works of national and foreign authors and
institutions independently. It also plans to publish the
Pakistan and South Asia reprint editions of several
international publications.

As per an agreement with Karachi University Press (KUP),
IPS Press is exclusively distributing and marketing books
published by University of Karachi's Bureau of Compilation,
Composition and Translation (BCC&T) all across Pakistan as
well as internationally.
__________

The important activities that IPS Press carried out during the
year are as under:
__________

The books published by IPS Press in the period include:

In an exclusive ceremony held at Institute of Policy Studies,
Islamabad, IPS Press launched the book 'Awakened China
Shakes the World and is Now Pakistan's Mainstay:
Memoirs of a Diplomat' (November 26, 2015). The book is
a record of life-long memories and experiences of the author
Ambassador (r) Mohammed Yunus, who is regarded among
the pioneers of the relationship between China and Pakistan
due to his historic and eventful diplomatic assignments in
China from 1953 to 1982.

Author:


13 book stalls of IPS Press were exhibited across the country

Dr Mahmood Ahmed Ghazi

Aurat, Maghrib aur Islam
Editor:

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Muhammad Basheer Juma

Asr-e-Hazir aur Shariat-e-Islami
(Mahazrat-e-Shariyat) – Paperback edition
Author:

Khalid Rahman, Muttaqin-ur-Rehman

Aaj Nahi Tou Kabhi Nahi
Author:

Ambassador (r) Mohammed Yunus

Aaj ka Maghrib aur Muslim Dunya
Editors:

The selected excerpts of the book were later translated in
Urdu and published in Daily Ummat, Karachi
(www.ummat.com.pk) in 26 episodes.
__________

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Awakened China Shakes the World and is now
Pakistan's Mainstay: Memoirs of a Diplomat

Sarwat Jamal Asmai
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Islam, Its Meaning and Message

Editor: Prof. Khurshid Ahmad

Editor: Dr. Anis Ahmad

Kamyab Zindagi 2 - Apni Soch Ko Nikhariye
Author: Khalid Rahman

Nuqta-e-Nazar (Issue No. 36)
Editor: Dr. Safir Akhtar

Khawateen, Khandan aur Parliman (e-book)
Authors: Khalid Rahman, Syed Nadeem Farhat

Maghrib aur Islam (Issue No. 42) - Mashriq-e-Wusta:
Ghaza aur Hamas’ (Middle East: Gaza and Hamas)

Nuqta-e-Nazar (Issue No. 37)
Editor: Dr. Safir Akhtar

Maghrib aur Islam (Issue No. 41) - Mashriq-e-Wusta:
Maghrib ki Policiyan aur Arab Bahar (Middle East,
Policies of the West and Arab Spring)

__________

Editor: Dr. Anis Ahmad

Launching ceremony of the book by Amb (r) Mohammed Yunus (November 26, 2014)

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IPS National Academic Council

National Academic Council
(2014-16)

all the works and progress of the Institute’s research projects
and acquires their feedback and guidance for improvement. It
however remains to be the responsibility of IPS team to
determine the topics in the light of the recommendations of
NAC members.

Research at IPS is guided by its National Academic Council an assembly of renowned and senior academicians and
experts from across the country, representing diverse
disciplines. The council is constituted in a way that ensures
continuity and change with each member being inducted for a
period of three years; around 30 people remain members of
the consultative body at a time while around one-third out of
those are retired every two or three years and replaced with
the new ones.

The relationship and interaction of IPS with its members is not
confined only to its periodical meetings, instead, the Institute
benefits from their academic contributions throughout the
year and regularly invites them in its programs to ensure their
active participation.

The very idea behind establishing the Council was to seek the
counsel of experts from a variety of policy streams to guide
and review the Institute’s research program. IPS regularly
consults the members of this august body, shares with them

The present composition of the Council comprises following
esteemed personalities:

A click from the annual meeting of IPS-National Academic Council (August 8, 2015)

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Key Contributors
IPS | Fouzia Amin, emerging scholar on China in Pakistan |
Ghani Jafar, editor & senior research fellow, Centre for
Pakistan and Gulf Studies | Ghulam Farouq Azam, Dr,
chairman, Movement for Peaceful Transformation of
Afghanistan | Gulfraz Ahmed Dr, former secretary, ministry
of petroleum and natural resources | Habib-ur-Rehman
Asim, Dr, Prof, International Islamic University, Islamabad |
Hammad Hashmi, technical advisor, USAID | Haris
Mahmood, trainer, Youth Impact | Ikram ul Haque, CEO,
Centric Consulting | Irfan Shahzad, Lead Coordinator, IPS |
Juma Khan Sufi, afghan intellectual | Kamalludin Kamal,
Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS), Kabul |
Kanwar Muhammad Jawaid, trainer | Kathy E. Manley, US
Lawyer | Khalid Iqbal, Air Cdre (r), security analyst and
member IPS-NAC | Khalid Mahmood, Amb (r), chairman,
Institute of Strategic Studies | Khalid Rahman, director
general, IPS, | Khurshid Ahmad, Prof, senior economist,
ex-senator and chairman, IPS | Li Yi, Chinese trainer | M
Akram Zaki, former secretary general, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, | M Riyazul Haque, former additional secretary, Govt.
of Punjab, ex-member, National Tariff Commission of
Pakistan and member IPS-NAC | M Sheharyar Khan,
assistant professor, National Defense University, Islamabad |
Malik M Irfan, taxation expert | Maria Bastos, assistant
professor, School of Governance and Society, University of
Management and Technology, Lahore | Masood Khan, Amb

Aamir Tuaseen, Dr, chairman, Pakistan Madrassa
Education Board (PMEB) | Aasia Khattak, emerging scholar
on China in Pakistan | Abdul Salik Khan, director general,
East Asian and Pacific Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
| Abdul Samad, CEO, Youth Impact | Afshar Iqbal, trainer,
Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA) | Amanullah
Khan, former president, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (RCCI) | Ameena Sohail, energy lawyer |
Ammar Zafrullah, country manager, Pakistan Youth Change
Advocates (PYCA) | Anis Ahmad, Dr, Prof, vice chancellor,
Riphah International University and member IPS-NAC, |
Anita Weiss, Dr, Prof, Head of Department of International
Studies, University of Oregon, U.S.A | Areeba Shahid,
trainer, Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA) | Arif
Ayub, Amb (r), | Ashfaq Mahmood, former secretary,
Ministry of Water and Power | Asif Ezdi, Amb (r), | Ayaz
Wazir, Amb (r) | Azhar Ahmad, Cdr (r) Dr, | Bakare
Najimdeen, lPS associate | Basheer Juma, partner, Ernst &
Youngs (Pakistan and Afghanistan) | Burhan Rasool,
director, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB),
Government of Punjab, and advisor, Center for Technology in
Governance of the Information Technology University, Lahore
| Farooq Sufi, trainer | Fasih Uddin, former chief economist,
Govt. of Pakistan and Member IPS-NAC | Fazle Rabbi, Prof
Dr, nominee coordinator in KPK for Oil & Gas exploration in
FATA | Fehmeeda Khalid, assistant research coordinator,

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(r), Pakistan’s former representative in the UN, | Masud A.
Daher, former secretary, Government of Pakistan | Maulana
Mohammad Rafique Shinwari | Mirza Hamid Hassan,
former Secretary Water & Power and chairman IPS Tawanai
(energy) Program | Mirza Talib Hassan, former director
general, Geological Survey of Pakistan | Moeen-ud-Din
Hashmi, Dr, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad |
Mohammad Asif, senior trainer, human psychology and
clinical research | Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Dr, Prof, vice
chancellor, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University | Mohammed
Yunus, Amb (r) | Muhammad Arif, president, Energy
Lawyers’ Association of Pakistan (ELAP) | Muhammad Bilal
Khan Dr, principal, Centre for Energy Systems, National
University of Science & Technology | Muhammad Munir,
emerging scholar on China in Pakistan | Muhammad Yaseen
Naseem, assistant research coordinator, IPS | Muhammad
Zamir, Amb (r) | Mulla Khel, editor, Daily Islam | Muttaqin ur
Rahman, | Nabeel Imtiaz, trainer | Nadir Gul Barech, CEO,
Baluchistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) | Naheed Zia
Khan, prof, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi |
Najam Abbas, Dr, senior fellow at the East West Institute |
Naseer Ahmed Nawidy, Centre for Strategic and Regional
Studies (CSRS), Kabul, | Nasir Dawar, FATA journalist |
Nazir Hussain Dr, associate professor, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad | Nisar Moosa, trainer | Rafatullah
Khan, registrar, Riphah International University | Rafia
Tahseen, trainer, Mymacom | Rashid Aftab, Dr, director,
Riphah Institute of Public Policy | Rifaat Hussain, Dr,
chairman, Department of Government and Public Policy,
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) |
Rizwan, Dr, assistant professor, Centre for International
Peace and Stability, National University of Science and

Technology (NUST) | Rustam Shah Mohmand, Amb (r), |
Sadia Abbasi, barrister, | Safir Akhtar, Dr, editor,
Nuqta-e-Nazar | Said Nazir, Brig (r) | Saleem Safi, senior
journalist and analyst | Salman Sayyid, Dr, University of
Leeds, UK | Sardar Khalid Mahmood, Director, HR and
Learning Centre, Mobilink | Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan
Barech, advisor to CM Baluchistan on education | Sarwat
Jamal Asmai, editor, Islam, Its Meaning and Message |
Shimail Daud Arain, Dr, former president, Rawalpindi
Chamber of Commerce and Industries (RCCI) | Stephen
Downs, US lawyer | Syed Akhtar Ali, member (Energy),
Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, Development &
Reforms | Syed Hassan Aftab, additional director HR,
International Islamic University, Islamabad | Syed Nadeem
Farhat, research coordinator, IPS | Syed Shafaq Hashemi,
senior research fellow, IPS | Tahir Amin, Dr, director,
National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam
University | Tahir Iqbal, Major (r), member NA Standing
Committee on IT and Telecom | Talat Shabbir, emerging
scholar on China in Pakistan | Tariq Abdul Majid, Sqd. ldr
(r), | Tauqeer Hussain, assistant research coordinator, IPS |
Tu Huazhong, Dr, research assistant, Institute of South
Asian Studies, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences,
Kunming | Unto Vesa, Emeritus research fellow, University of
Tampere, Finland | Usman Aminuddin, former federal
minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources | Usman
Ghani, emerging scholar on China in Pakistan | Wahaj us
Siraj, convener ISP Association of Pakistan | Wajid Pirzada,
Dr, CEO, Roots | Waseem Asrar Ahmad, IT Expert | Yasir
Masood Afaq, CEO, MymaCom | Zahid Parvez, Dr, director
of Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, U.K.

IPS Team
Khokhar, Farhan Syed, Hafiz Muhammad Rashid, Iqra
Rehman, Khawar Sultan, Saeed Gohar.

Any organization’s success is driven by its teamwork and the
team of IPS has been an absolute asset for the organization
in this regard. IPS greatly values the contributions of its team
members who were instrumental in carrying the Institute's
work forward in the reported period.

Admin and Finance: Afzaal Naveed, Aamir Shahzad, Abdul
Majeed, Abdul Masih, Abid Hussain, Abid Khan, Adil Iftikhar,
Adnan Kareem, Anis ur Rehman, Ehsan Ullah, Faheem
Raza, Jahanzeb Khan, Khizar Zaman, M. Faheem Ashraf, M.
Nasir Ali, M. Waheed Ahmad, Muhammad Aksar, Muhammad
Asif, Muhammad Jawad, Muhammad Latif, Muhammad
Naseer, Raja Farrukh Zeb, Rana Umaid Ali Khan, Rashid
Mehmood, S. Azhar Ali, S. M. Naqi Nasir, Shabbir Hussain,
Shiraz Gul, Tahir Hussain Abbasi, Tariq Mehmood, Vishal
Masih.

Research: Irfan Shahzad, Abdullah Faizi, Azeem Khalid,
Fatima Habib, Fehmeedah Khalid, Hafiz Tauqeer Hussain, M.
Waqas Awan, Mairaj-ul-Hamid, Mohammad Ilyas, Rashida
Hameed, Salman Tahir, Syed Mutaqeen ur Rahman, Syed
Nadeem Farhat, Waqar un Nisa, Yaseen Naseem.
Outreach and Publications: Naufil Shahrukh, Adeel A.

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Financials
(2014-15)

IPS maintains its credibility, integrity and independence
by relying on its indigenous resources. The major chunk
of the Institute’s income is formed by its
endowment-based resources while it also generates
revenue through its publication sale, donations, training

IPS Lead
5%

workshops, commissioned research projects and
collaborative ventures.
The financial inflow and outflow of IPS based on the
audited accounts for the fiscal year 2014-15 is as
follows:

Sponsorship &
Donations

Other Income
1%

2%

Publication Sales
9%
Project Support
Income
2%

Endowment Income
81%

INFLOW
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Outreach & Marketing
Expenses
3%

Staff Welfare
1%

Study & Research Cost
8%

Salaries Research Staff
39%

Endowment Expenses
3%
General Admin
Expenses
8%
Travelling &
Communication
Expenses
5%
Utilities
4%

OUTFLOW

Salaries Admin Staff
29%

PCP Certification
IPS consistently strives to adopt and follow the best
standard practices, a fact that was evident when its NPO
certification was renewed for the third time by Pakistan
Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) auditors in July 2014 for a
period of another three years.

Philanthropy is an independent organization with a
mandate to promote the volume and effectiveness of
philanthropy for social development in Pakistan. The
PCP NPO certification regime seeks to evaluate NPOs
on standardized parameters of internal governance,
program delivery and financial management.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Centre for

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