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Can our national assembly revert or would it be allowed to discuss 34 nation Saudi lead USA proposed coalition. May its more refund shape of 1.5 billions $ army for sale deal?

We have abroad agreed to be a part of the coalition. However, Sartaj Aziz was not able to fully defend it in the Senate. Civil society and lawmakers are skeptical of it. Its dimensions are vague. You may find my article on the given below link to be useful regarding your question. http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283698

Secularism: An Option for Pakistan

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Published at: International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 2 No. 3, Special Issue – January 2011 Religious Extremism and Exclusivity are on the rise in Pakistan. Religion triggered violence has claimed over three thousands lives in the last two decades and disrupted thousands more and continues to haunt [...]

Extremism and Fundamentalism: Linkages to Terrorism Pakistan’s Perspective

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Published at: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 1 No. 6; June 2011 Extremist is a label used for those individuals or groups, who generally resort to violence in order to impose their beliefs, ideology or moral values on others. The term implies to those factions and individuals [...]

Non Traditional Sources of Conflict in South Asia

A Study of Non Traditional Sources of Conflict in South Asia which exacerbate existing conflicts. Buy Online Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Number of pages: 114 Published at: 2011-05-12 Conflict remains a South Asian reality with a unilateral focus on territorial security. Nonetheless, an attempt has been made in this book to look into the non-traditional [...]

FMCT: The Tussle Continues…

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Number of pages: 8 Nuclear weapons have emerged as a major threat to mankind today. The new dimensions and dynamics of the nature of the conflict have made them even more potent. The emergence of conflict between state and non-state actors and defiant states… defiant to existing International Order and [...]

Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Number of pages: 4 Democracy, which seemed to have triumphed in 1990’s is experiencing intense pressure from within and without after the events of 9/11 and the subsequent wars that took place in Afghanistan and Iraq. Security Challenges, War on Terror, Economic Recession, the spring of Middle East have all [...]

Pakistan: Use and Abuse of Scientific Knowledge: The Portrayal in the Media

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Number of pages: 1 Science is like religion. It has the potential of being used as an ideological weapon by people with ill intention. People/public usually because of their limited knowledge of science will hesitate from asking piercing questions of pseudo- scientific demagogues. The scientific jargons are impressive giving casual [...]

Analyst Urged Media to Act Responsibly Discussing Indo-Pak Relations

ISLAMABAD: Prominent political analyst Dr. Huma Baqai urged media to act in a responsible manner while discussing sensitive issue of Pak-India relations. Talking to Radio Pakistan while commenting on progress in talks between Pakistan and India, she termed the atmosphere of talks between the two countries as slightly better. She said Indian establishment is showing [...]

International Conference on Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Number of pages: 6 Published in: October 24th-25th, 2011 Punjab University’s Pakistan Study Centre in collaboration with Department of History organized a two-day international conference on “Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity”. More than forty delegates from Germany, France, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, United States and eminent scholars from [...]

International Conference on Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity

Download Author: Dr. Huma Baqai Number of pages: 6 Published in: October 24th-25th, 2011 Punjab University’s Pakistan Study Centre in collaboration with Department of History organized a two-day international conference on “Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity”. More than forty delegates from Germany, France, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, United States and eminent scholars from [...]

Jang Forum on “Pak-US Relations” 14 December 2011

While the US’s aggression against Pakistan has to be condemned in the most unequivocal of terms, we cannot deny the fact that we have to strengthen our country internally. We have to usher in genuine, unfettered democracy and strengthen our institutions to stand up to coercive pressures from big powers like the United States. This [...]

Moot on ‘Law & Order’: speakers stress need to expedite social development process for peace

Speakers at a seminar stressed the need for expediting the process of social development to bring peace and prosperity particularly in Karachi. The theme of the moot was “Law and Order issues in Karachi” organised by Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Science (CIBES) at its city campus here on Saturday. Speakers were Zubair Motiwala, [...]

Moving Forward at the Women in Business Conference (WIBCON)

As part of the 4th WIBCON (Women in Business Conference), an ‘International Women Leaders’ Summit’ was organised by the Pakistan Society for Training and Development (PSTD), on January 26, at the Karachi Marriott Hotel. The day-long event comprised a series of speeches and panels, conducted by Pakistani high-achievers such as Ayesha Tammy Haq and Dr [...]

Paradigm shift in attitude towards India in Pakistan: Scholar

New Delhi, Mar 10: There is a paradigm shift in the way relations with India are seen in her country, and it was high time that India understood this change, Member of a leading Pakistan think tank said here today. “Relations with India are no longer seen in my country through the prism of PaK-US [...]

For economy’s sake: Can India and Pakistan forgive and forget?

Download Author: Sanjay Kumar Number of pages: 3 Published in: March 27th, 2012 When geography and history become prisoners to politics, it’s destiny that becomes the real victim. A realisation is dawning on South Asian countries that by pandering to narrow political vision they have invited misery, backwardness and suffering for their own people. Their [...]

Pak-US ties: Redefining Rules of Engagement

Pakistan’s Parliament has unanimously approved a set of 14 recommendations to reset ties with the US. The most highlighted recommendations are on reopening of NATO supply routes to neighbouring Afghanistan and an end to US-sponsored drone attacks inside Pakistan. Every political party in Parliament is for better relations with the US. However, the recommendations indicate [...]

FMCT –Problems & Prospects

Pakistan never wants an arms race in the region and its nuclear programme is only to ensure its security and maintain a strategic balance in the region, PML-Q Secretary General Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said on Thursday. He was addressing the inaugural session of day-long seminar on “FMCT Problems and Prospects”, organised by Rabita Forum [...]

Marbleheader brings Indian, Pakistani Professors Together

MARBLEHEAD — The quarrel between India and Pakistan has long been one of the hottest disputes on the planet. Over the past half-century, both have been frequently at sword’s point and twice at war. Today, with terrorism and nuclear weapons in the mix, the rivalry is increasingly worrisome. It’s an argument bitter enough to make [...]

India and Pakistan: Together Forging a New way Forward

Source: http://www.jworldtimes.com/Article/72012_India_and_Pakistan_Together_Forging_a_New_way_Forward

Huma Naz Siddiqi Baqai, chairperson of Social Science, Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan

Drew attention to the four wars fought by these countries over last century, with constant propaganda and tension between the two nations. Questioning the effectiveness of the latest round of peace negotiations since the Mumbai terrorist attack, she argued that “this time Pakistan is more willing to resolve the issues between the two countries… as [...]

The Lost Decade of Security…

Download Published in: Newsline September, 2012 Pakistan faced yet another embarrassing moment on the revered night of the 27th Ramazan, when Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) backed suicide bombers attacked the Kamra air base and battled the military for over five hours before they were out maneuvered. The international media immediately highlighted the connection that does not [...]

Asian Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities(AJSSH)

Download ISSN:2186-8492, ISSN:2186-8484 Print Vol.1: Number 4 Published in: November, 2012 1. EFFECT OF TREATMENT ON SELF-CONCEPT OF NIGERIAN PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS Dr. F.E. Otta Department of Psychological Foundation, Abia State University, Uturu, NIGERIA. 2. SELF CONCEPT AND VOCATIONAL INTEREST AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (ADOLESCENTS) Dr. F.E. Otta Department of Psychological Foundations, Abia [...]

Book Launch of Madarsa and State Power, Islamabad

Extremism and Fundamentalism: Linkages to Terrorism – Pakistan’s Perspective

Extremism and Fundamentalism Fundamentalism is not a new phenomenon and is common to many religions. Today’s dilemma is to comprehend how fundamentalism got linked to extremism and terrorism. The fact is that all terrorists may not be fundamentalist, but given the need and opportunity, fundamentalists and extremists will opt for terrorism, if they think it [...]

Bachelors of Science (Social Sciences and Liberal Arts) Program

The BS in Social Sciences and Liberal Arts is a 4-year degree program in the Social Sciences with major offerings in Political Science, Psychology, and Media & Communication Studies. The program is designed to develop in students the theoretical, historical, and experiential knowledge necessary to understand how we interact with our social world through local [...]

Women in Pakistan: The Struggle Continues

On 23 March 1940, Mutharma Fatima Jinnah organized a huge gathering of women at the women Islamia College. She and Begum Hafeez Uddin made historical addresses asking the Muslim women of the sub-continent to gather under the flag of Muslim League and demand a separate identity. The Quaid’s views on women rights are also very [...]

International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS)

Download Published in: 04-05 October 2013 Pakistan held its 8th elections on 11th May, 2013, with an unprecedented turnout of 60% with both youth and women participating. It is also first time in Pakistan’s history since partition that an elected government completes its term to hand over power to another elected government. This is seen [...]

Aman ki Talash – Jang Forum Report

Source: http://magazine.jang.com.pk/arc_detail_article.asp?id=20910

Prospects for Peace Talks – Jang Forum Report

Source: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-10-2014/karachi/page16.asp

Challenges facing India-Pakistan relations – Jang Forum Report

Source: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-26-2014/karachi/page16.asp

5th LADIESFUND® Entrepreneurship Conference held in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan: The 5th LADIESFUND® Entrepreneurship Conference (LEC 2014) hosted by Dawood Global Foundation (DGF) was held in Karachi, according to a press release. The head of UN Women National Committee Canada (NCC) Almas Jiwani was the chief guest at the LEC2014 whereas mountaineer Samina Baig was the keynote speaker at the event which was [...]

Debut Seminar covering Architectural, Social, Economic, Political, Judicial, Foreign & Defense Policy and Educational Reforms.

Source: http://www.liverostrum.com/seminar/9885.html

Foregin and Defecne Reforms

Source: http://www.liverostrum.com/seminar/9885.html

The IBA: At 60, a world-class institution

To say that the sprawling main campus of the IBA was impressive would be a wee bit modest. As we entered the precincts of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Karachi, we were left awestruck by the impressive visual impact of the academic and administrative blocks. Our first stop was the Administrative Block, [...]

Salaam Doc, read your profile & I feel your analysis can be trusted. Having said I would like to ask if the Govt of Pak entertains the demands of PTI / PAT then wouldn’t this sets a precedent for any group of couple thousand to have sit-in in front of the Parliament and topple the next government? By: Syed Hyder Quadri – Los Angeles / USA

The Dharna politics going on in Islamabad and it being a very bad precedence for the future is a point of debate which the saner group of discussants, keep bringing up. However the utter blunders committed by the sitting government in their efforts to handle this particular crises from model town incident to the issue [...]

Nawaz Sharif visit to India is an acceptance that India is now a hegemonic state in South Asia. Is it a case? By: Malik Wajahat – Kohat

Nawaz Sharif visit to India was an act of positivism, had he declined the international community would have given it a bad connotation. However the Indians turned it into a winner for themselves by after giving red carpet welcome to Nawaz Sharif, pulled a fast one on Pakistan by harping on the usual terrorism theme. [...]

From my point of view when PML (N) formed the government i was very optimistic that with his economist will take us to where we were supposed to be. But the way he is handling the things like a weak leader he will soon end up in a mess and history might repeat itself. Threats like internal divide with 4 provinces running their own horses, incompetent intelligence agencies, media war, FATA and many more. A strong hand with discipline in mind might end all of this in good would you agree? By: Malik Wajahat – Kohat

1 year of Nawaz Sharif government has unleashed a lot of disillusionment, largely because the strategy to buy off opposition all the time does not work. The vision and tight rope walking that is required to remain politically viable in Pakistan is completely missing. His kitchen cabinet is also not on the same page. Everyone [...]

Is Nigerian Girls’ incident a decoy or distraction from MH-370 (a US-China Cyber Warfare)? Or the beginning of another US-EU-UN-Nato led terrorism? Any comments plz?By: Kamran – Rawalpindi

It is interesting how a certain mind set will blame everything happening on their land because of their lack of ability and political will on outside forces, whether it is the abduction of girls in Nigeria or Polio in Pakistan. You may be right but when you have troubled waters, people will come to fish. [...]

Institutions of all kinds shape our behavior be it economic, political or social behavior. How should institutions be designed in order to foster a sustainable economic and social development?

Institutions must be developed by popular consensus which is inclusive of religion, culture and belief systems. At the same time in this globalized world international law, norms and practices also have to be a part of any institutional framework consensus. The first component identified has a lot of value because it allows indigenous concerns to [...]

Should the ISI be a separate arm of Service like other three services, the fourth arm? Army already has MI so why they are so worried about controlling ISI?By: S.M.Bilal – Islamabad

Army is not just worried about controlling ISI, which of course is its very important strategic arm to both control domestic and foreign policy issues, the army wants to overtly or covertly control everything. In their eyes, the civilian set up are inefficient, weak and corrupt and can't be trusted with determining or taking care [...]

Do you think that the role of men has changed in Pakistan for the better?By: Asad Aamir – Pakistan

The role of men is in transition. It's not a question of better or worse, it is a question of changing societal, cultural, and political dynamics. What perhaps has catalyzed this change, is the changing economic paradigms. The recent studies have proven beyond doubt that the market is more open to women workers and women [...]

What in your opinion are the 3 major problems for Pakistan in current times and what is the solution?By: Asim Siddiqui – USA

Lack of education, lack of education and lack of education. Invest in human resource, we need to revert to being a developmental state. We have been a security state for too long. The cost is too high.

What in your opinion Zulfiqar Mirza trying to do and who is actually behind him?By: Seema Raza – Hyderabad

He is a misguided missile, but the phenomenon is also indicative of the fracturing elite consensus, which can be a new beginning in the polity of Pakistan.

What is your opinion on Imran Khan being termed as “Man backed by Establishment or Agencies”?By: Anwer Ali – Karachi

The Man surely has some kind of backing. He has been able to gain the trust of the masses and triggers the imagination of the youth and the educated urban elite. Even if he is not the establishment guy, his new found political standing, can be of great value to them.

What do you think on memogate scandal and do you think current political set-up has ability or will to handle it?By: Amir – Karachi

The current memogate scandal is a direct reflection on Pakistan’s civil military relations. The PPP government has always had a very uneasy relationship with the security establishment of Pakistan. The recent concerns of United States viz-a-viz Pakistan’s regional role are also linked to the clout that the Pakistan military establishment has on its foreign policy. [...]

What is your opinion on recent Karachi killings and what is the solution.By: Sqaib Ali – Islamabad

The recent spate of killings in Karachi is indicative of institutional breakdown and also the fact that Karachi is largely run by the informal sector. It is also about ownership of the city with all the stakeholders including those in the government using the street to demonstrate their power potential. It has ethnic, political, economic [...]

It seems Pakistan Army controls Pakistan’s Foreign Policy. Do you agree? Is this strategically correct for Pakistan? Is this common with other countries like , USA, Britain, India, China etc.By: Amjad Baig – Karachi

Countries that live under the shadow of looming threats will allow their security institutions to have a say in their foreign policy decisions. The most recent example is the rising role of the American military in policy making. However Pakistan’s case is different, here the threat perception of India did not allow other institutions to [...]

What is your comment on war on terror and its future impacts in coming years?By: Sameer Ali – Texas

We in Pakistan are fighting our own indigenous war on terror. And we don’t have an option. It has impacted us negatively and will continue to do so. It is a decision we have to live with. The real war is of hearts and minds and saving our youth.

Can Pakistan and India become friends? If yes, how?By: Gopal Singh – India

200 percent yes. War is not an option. We have tried all forms of confrontations and paid a very high cost of conflict. Lets invest in peace now.

Do you see Pakistan and US relationship breaking permanently?By: Hina Akram – Karachi

No, we both hate each other and at the same time need each other. We will continue to see the swing model however the constraint and compulsions on Pakistan’s side remain high. And our options remain extremely limited.

Can Pakistan survive current internal political and economic challenges?By: Yasir Ali – Lahore

Pakistan may survive the internal political chaos but what is bringing Pakistan down and may results in its collapse is its economic failure, unless something is done on a war footing.

In your opinion who will be the next party to rule Pakistan? Will the democratic system continue?By: Sadia Jan – Quetta

Coalition…. Democracy should continue

What is your opinion on Asif Ali Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Chudry Shujat Husain?By: Ameer Ahmed – USA

You live with what you have got . Imran Khan can’t take a solo flight.

What is the solution to Islamic Fundamentalism and Baluchistan Problem?By: Anwer Imran – Pakistan

Education…. Education and Education. As for Baluchistan we should only be looking at political solutions and dialogue and moreover remember if we lose Baluchistan, Pakistan will be country without geography.

Did ISI really double crossed on Osama with US? Or entire Osama incident is faked by US military to pressurize Pakistan and gain US public support before next elections?By: Asim Shah – New York

Conspiracy theories will always be there. Some of them are also at least partly true. But the reality is that the world functions under popular perceptions. Some people say 9/11 was also faked, but it has changed the course of world politics. The Osama incident will haunt Pakistan-US relations for a very long time to [...]