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The January-March 2017 issues of IPS NEWS – the quarterly newsletter of Institute of Policy Studies – is now online. It is published quarterly More...


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‘Kishanganga & Ratle Projects: Deliberating on IWT’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism & the Way Forward’

‘Kishanganga & Ratle Projects: Deliberating on IWT’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism & the Way Forward’

A clear legal interpretation by International Court of Arbitration bars construction of any Indus Water Treaty (IWT)-pertaining project without its prior dispute resolution, and this exegesis should stringently be followed as its binding for both the countries.

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Islamophobia, Islam & Politics

Islamophobia, Islam & Politics

In the world politics today, especially for the West, Muslims are too many to be ignored and too weak to be accommodated. As Islamophobia is on the rise, the only solution to the problem is that Muslims regain their strength, intellectual as well as institutional, and work towards positive engagement in the society.

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Pakistan needs ‘Water Leaders’

Pakistan needs ‘Water Leaders’

"Moving towards completion of 70 years of its existence as an independent state, with water and sanitation sector problems at the core of its socio-economic underdevelopment, Pakistan is in desperate need of a water-focused leadership at all levels. Specially, the political leadership of the country needs to take up water and sanitation (W&S) sector as their top priority."

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GB to benefit from IPS’ research work

GB to benefit from IPS’ research work

Shereen Akhtar, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Gilgit-Baltistan, visited Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on March 19, 2017 and deliberated upon various matters of shared interests with Khalid Rahman, executive president IPS.

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National hero MM Alam remembered

National hero MM Alam remembered

On the ocassion of the fourth anniversary of Late Sqr Ldr MM Alam - Pakistan's national hero and a world record holder from the Indo-Pak war of 1965 – IPS Press, in collaboration with Indus Cottage Libraries Network (ICLN), organized a book screening of Maya Naaz Hero: MM Alam– a biography of the legend authored by journalist Rafique Shehzad - on March 18, 2017.

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‘Third Wave of Modernization in Kazakhstan’

‘Third Wave of Modernization in Kazakhstan’

Lead Coordinator IPS Irfan Shahzad spoke on the ‘Third Wave of Modernization in Kazakhstan’ at a discussion session organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan, Islamabad on March 17, 2017.

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Immediate constitutional measures urged for FATA reforms

Immediate constitutional measures urged for FATA reforms

In prioritising the way forward for the implementation of FATA Reforms Package, approved by the federal cabinet on March 2, 2017, representatives of KP government, political parties, academia, media, political and human rights activists, elders from FATA and members of the civil society concluded that though there may be some flaws and paradoxes in the proposed reforms package, status quo was not certainly an option.

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Research

Implementation of FATA Reforms Package: Setting the Priorities

Implementation of FATA Reforms Package: Setting the Priorities

It needs to be reminded that the process of integration entails constitutional, legal, administrative, political and economic readjustments. The whole process, while keeping the public confidence intact, is sure to take some time. So, where unnecessary delay is not called for, haste and rush too would mean further complications.

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Pak-US Relations under Trump: Bilateral, Regional and Global Scenarios

Pak-US Relations under Trump: Bilateral, Regional and Global Scenarios

The election of Donald Trump as the  president of the United States of America has kicked off a period of uncertainty, confusion and fear, both internally in the US as well as globally.

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Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act 2016

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act 2016

The overall promotion of the culture of energy conservation needs an integrated strategy. There is a need to put in place a master integrated plan right from the beginning. It would offer much better dividends in advancing the desired goals. 

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'The Return and Rehabilitation of TDPs: Status and the Needed Approach'

'The Return and Rehabilitation of TDPs: Status and the Needed Approach'

The write up substantially draws from the discussion in a roundtable held on December 06, 2016 by IPS in collaboration with Pakistan Study Center, (University of Peshawar).

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Enforced Disappearances: Dimensions of Agony

Enforced Disappearances: Dimensions of Agony

This brief has been drawn mainly from an IPS session held on 2nd December 2016 to introduce a report prepared by the Defence of Human Rights (DHR), titled as “Grief Untold”.

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CPEC: Opportunities for Pakistani Businesses in a Bigger Picture

CPEC: Opportunities for Pakistani Businesses in a Bigger Picture

Pakistani businesses need to get ready and adopt a proactive approach to benefit from the opportunities that CPEC brings with it.

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Pakistan Maritime Sector and Exclusive Economic Zone: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

Pakistan Maritime Sector and Exclusive Economic Zone: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

Comprehensive policy-planning, arthritis coordination between institutions concerned and knowledge-management is required to benefit from Pakistan’s blue (maritime) wealth.

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