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Established: May 1979

Chairman: Prof. Khurshid Ahmed

Director General: Khalid Rahman


IPS is devoted to addressing policy-oriented issues concerning Pakistan, region and the world community through applied research, dialogue and publications.


IPS aims for applied research conducive to meaningful dialogue, sound policies and viable alternatives for facilitating policymakers and safeguarding stakeholders’ interests.

Areas of Research

Pakistan Affairs: Society, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy, Education, Economy

International Relations: Global and Regional Dynamics

Faith and Society: Thought, Movements and Issues



In-house Research , Collaboration & Research Support Program, Dialogue: Conferences , Seminars , discussion & Lectures ,

Media Contribution

Features, Article, Briefings, Conferences & Participation in Electronic Media Program.

Capacity Building

Professional and Management workshops for Training and Development


Policy Makers

Politicians; Legislators; Bureaucrats

Opinion Makers

Analysts & Academics Researchers, Advocacy groups, Media, Concerned citizens


Diplomats; Civil Society; Organizations; Business Community


More than 200 books and around 1500 reports


Policy Perspectives (bi-annual)

Maghrib aur Islam (Urdu quarterly)

Nuqta-e-Nazar (Urdu biannual)

IPS News (English quarterly)

Seminars to date

Over 1000 seminars , conferences and workshops

Collaboration Programs

IPS has been engaged in close and effective coordination with a number of indigenous and international institutions since its inception. Some of more prominent of our partners in these collaboration programs have been Islamic Development Bank; International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), USA; Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU), China; International Centre for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), USA; Islamic Foundation, UK; Norwegian Church Aid (NCA); Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; Hartford Seminary, USA; The Henry L. Stimson Centre, USA; Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany; Konard Adaneur (KA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany; Madina Trust, Uk and the Institute of Political and International Studies, Iran on international level.

While IPS has been in collaboration with Universities of Peshawer and Punjab; University of Management Sciences (UMT) Lahore; National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA); International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad and its Da’wah Academy; Allama Iqbal Open university (AIOU) Islamabad; Riphah International University, Islamabad; World of Islam Trust, Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS) Islamabad; Chambers of Commerce and Industries of Peshawer, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Gujrat in connection with various research activities.

Legal Status

Registered under the Societies Act 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) having specified Memorandum of Association.

Tax Exemption

All donations to IPS are exempted from tax deduction under 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 awarder NPO Good Practices Certificate in the areas of internal governance, financial management and program delivery. view certificate.


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