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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, […]

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Foregin and Defecne Reforms

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

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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 […]

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Challenges facing India-Pakistan relations – Jang Forum Report

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

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Prospects for Peace Talks – Jang Forum Report

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

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Aman ki Talash – Jang Forum Report

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Book Launch of Madarsa and State Power, Islamabad

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Kabul: Meeting with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai under the auspices of “Beyond Boundaries” ( Afghanistan-Pakistan Track 1.5/II dialogues)

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1st Trans-Himalaya Development Forum Organized by China Institute of Contemporary International Relations from 23rd-26th Aug 2015, Dehong, China

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MANAGEMENT CONVERSATIONS DAY: Debates for Great Minds on Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Law and Order Of Karachi__ Jang Forum Report

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Jang Forum: Maqboza Kahmir, Jadojehad-e-Azadi ki nayi leher

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Session on Trump Muslim-ban policies

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A Ticking Water Bomb between India and Pakistan

(Published in Hilal Magazine and Global Village Space) What’s ticking between Pakistan and India is not the nuclear bomb, but the water bomb. For years international relations strategists have warned that wars in the future would be over resources. Water: a diplomatic weapon Post-recent tensions in South Asia, Prime Minister Narendera Modi suspended meetings of […]

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Pak-India ties, repercussions for the region

By Dr. Huma Baqai (Published in Pakistan Observer) POST the latest break-down in India-Pakistan relations even normalization seen distinct where soldiers on both sides are targeted and killed and the hostilities are now not just confined to the LoC. Pakistan-India relations are much more than a bilateral conflict which blows hot and cold over Kashmir. […]

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ECO Summit: Potentials and Pitfalls

Published in Pakistan Observer: ECO Summit: Potentials and pitfalls Pakistan in the midst of fighting a terror wave and experiencing the worst phase of relations with both India and Afghanistan, hosted a day-long ten nation Economic Cooperation Organization summit. The summit adopted Islamabad declaration and vision 2025, a plan to expand trade and prosperity among […]

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Jang Forum: From Zarb-e-Azb to Radd-ul-Fesad

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Sixth Population and Housing Census, 2017

Published in Pakistan Observer: Sixth population and housing census-2017 The last census in Pakistan was conducted in 1998 since then there are mere estimates that Pakistan works with for policy making. Constitutionally Pakistan is bound to conduct census every 10 years. The March 2017 census are taking place after a gap of two decades. They […]

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Charity and terror financing

Charity and Terror Financing By Huma Baqai Published in Pakistan Observer: Charity and terror financing The link between charity and terror financing is also a phenomenon which jelled in the eighties. Many charitable and service organizations emerged that served as fronts for international terrorist groups, providing them funding, material, recruits and more. Authorities globally have […]

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New surges in Afghanistan

New Surges in Afghanistan By Huma Baqai Published in Pakistan Observer: New surges in Afghanistan The Pentagon chief says Taliban were “surging” in Afghanistan. The Taliban had a good year last year; they are trying to have a good one this year. Right now I believe the enemy is surging. The new policy that is […]

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Tackling the Rashomon Effect in Afghanistan

Tackling the Rashomon Effect in Afghanistan By Dr. Huma Baqai and Qudsia Khaliq Published in Hilal Magazine: http://hilal.gov.pk/index.php/layouts/item/2804-tackling-the-rashomon-effect-in-afghanistan The international community for good reason is yet once again stepping up efforts to find a peaceful solution to bring Afghanistan out from the 16 years long conflict with the Taliban. This is largely because the fragile […]

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The Iran Phobia

Published in Pakistan Observer: http://pakobserver.net/the-iran-phobia/ President Donald Trump, in the recently concluded, much debated and criticized, Arab-Islamic-American Summit has made a long term financial commitment to fuel sectarian hostilities in the Middle East. Even if it makes a lot of commercial sense for the United States with the creation of jobs, jobs, jobs for the Americans, […]

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One Belt, One Road through Global Lens

Published in Pakistan Observer: http://pakobserver.net/one-belt-one-road-global-lens/ The One Belt One Road Chinese initiative that was proposed in 2013, had a global curtain raiser through its first ever international co-operation conference held in Beijing on May 14 and 15, 2017, indeed had a global ring. It was attended by 1500 people from more than 130 nations. 28 countries […]

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Bab-e-Dosti Reopens: For How Long?

Published in Pakistan Observer: http://pakobserver.net/bab-dosti-reopens-long/ PAKISTAN has reopened Bab-i-Dosti also called the Friendship Gate at Chaman on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan, after 22 days of closure on the request of Afghan authorities. The border was closed on May 5 after Afghan forces martyred 11 Pakistanis, including a soldier and injured many others. The Afghan border police […]

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The Fear Factor

Published in South Asia: http://southasia.com.pk/Images/archives/2017/sa-april17.pdf

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Pak-Afghan border fencing

Published in Pakistan Observer: http://pakobserver.net/pak-afghan-border-fencing-2/ When Berlin wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world. Presently, there are 65 either completed or under construction. In Belfast, they are called peace lines and are 99 in number that separate Catholic and Protestant communities. Israel’s wall is called the apartheid wall. […]

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Pakistan-US Relations; NO EXIT

Published in Pakistan Observer: Pakistan-US relations, no exit The title of Daniel S. Markey’s book “No exit from Pakistan, America’s tortured relationship with Islamabad”, was published in 2004. It holds more true today than ever before. Pakistan in its 70 years’ relation with US has swung from being the most sanctioned ally to a non-NATO […]

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The Panama Verdict

By Dr. Huma Baqai Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s present indictment is a function of his own doing. However, the predictions of Pakistan being in a state of perilous uncertainty seem to be over-stretched. The transition is streamlined and smooth. For now, the continuity of the Sharif grip is assured. Nawaz may not be the […]

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