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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


Seminar on “Pakistan-India Cooperation: A way Forward”

Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution organized one-day seminar on May 29, 2014, in collaboration with Department of Political science, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, titled as “Pakistan-India Cooperation: A Way Forward”. The key speakers were: Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi, renowned Political Scientist and Defence Analyst and Dr. Shabbir Ahmed, Assistant Professor in Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Lahore. Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor, Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University, Lahore welcomed the guests.  Ms. Sabah Aslam, Executive Director, Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) concluded the seminar.

Talibanism and Zarb e Azb

Zayane Bibi Terrorism has become a handy catch-all word to disguise a multiplicity of deeds and motivations of individuals and groups. This is the time to identify the real enemy. Otherwise the loss will be more disastrous than our expectation. In reality we are losing our friends at home and abroad. Pakistan today is facing a new wave of terrorism only because of joining US led war on terrorism. The terrorism originated in Pakistan due to Soviet –Afghan war of 1979 and lasted for more than one decade. In 1979Read More

Modi has to put his own house in order first

F Z Khan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to New Delhi, to attend Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony, has been seen by many as “a step in the right direction. It presented Mr Sharif an opportunity to establish early contact with the man who will rule India for the next five years.” However, in Dr Maleeha Lodhi’s assessment, no resumption of dialogue between the two countries was announced; no recommitment was made to the broad-based peace process; no effort was made to articulate and reflect Pakistan’s priorities and concerns inRead More

Politics of alliances

Despite the fact that the Pakistan Muslim League (PML)-led government is in place for quite some time and it appears as if it is doing well on some accounts, yet the political landscape of the country still remains under a thick pall of uncertainty and confusion. Our politics, over the years, has taken many a turn. A number of alliances were forged during this span of time, most of which could only survive for a limited duration. The Model Town incident in which 14 Pakistan Awami Tehreek supporters were killedRead More