Research

Research Articles

Newspapers / Magazines Articles

Papers Presented

  • Presented a paper on  “CPEC- Gateway to Pakistan’s Future Prosperity and Strategic Equation in the Region” in a seminar held on 26th April,2016 by Karachi Council on Foreign Relations in collaboration with China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
  • Presented a paper on the “Problems of Peace in the Region-From the Perspective of Pak-India Relations” in the 8th International Urdu Conference held on 10th December 2015 at The Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.
  • Presented a paper on “Think Tanks in China and Pakistan- A Collaborative Approach” for the fourth session of International Conference on the “Role of Think Tanks in Promoting Regional Peace and Development” held on 29th November 2015 at The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad.
  • Presented a paper on “Women in Academia- Opportunities to develop life, financial literacy, family and household management skills” in an International Conference on Women in Development held on 11th-12th November 2015 at CESD (IOBM).
  • Presented a paper on “The Economic Development and Planning of the Respective Countries in the Region – A View from Pakistan”, in the 1st Trans-Himalaya Development Forum: Trans Himalayan Development Cooperation and the “One Belt and One Road” Initiative held on 23rd -26th August 2015, Dehong, China.
  • Presented Social Sciences Teaching & Research Deficit Linkages to Societal Decay. A Case Study of Pakistan… July 12 – 13 , 2014 Phuket Thailand
  • Presented a paper on “PAKISTAN-INDIAN RELATIONS A New Beginning…..” Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium, sponsored by the State Street Foundation May 21, 2012
  • Presented a paper on “FMCT and International Relations” at a seminar on ‘FMCT –Problems & Prospects’, organized by Rabita Forum International held on May 3, 2012 in Islamabad
  • Presented a paper on “Pakistan: A Security State and Impact on Education –A Globalized Perspective” in a Pakistan’s Largest Teacher’s Symposium by Navigating Teaching and Learning held on 16-17 March, 2012 in Islamabad
  • Presented a paper on 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. read more…
  • Presented a paper on “Relations with India are no longer seen in my country through the prism of PaK-US Relations,” said Dr Huma Baqai, Joint Secretary of the Karachi Council of Foreign Relations speaking at the Asian Relations Conference. read more…
  • Presented a paper on 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. read more…
  • Presented a paper on 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 potentiality has become stilted at the altar of political bickering which stunts the economic growth of the region. read more…
  • Presented a paper on “New Trends and Paradigm shifts in Pakistan-India Relations: Pakistan’s Perspective” in an international conference in “Transforming South Asia:Imperatives for Action” in collaboration with ICWA-AAS Asian Relations Conference, held on March 9-10, 2012, New Delhi, India. read more…
  • Presented a paper on “Use and Abuse of Scientific Knowledge: The Portrayal in the Media” in an International Conference on Responsible Conduct of Science, organized by the International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS)-Pakistan Chapter and Dr. A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) held on 14-15 November 2011, at University of Karachi.
  • Presented a paper on Transition to Democracy in Pakistan: A Comparison to Rustow’s Thesis in an international conference on Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity held on 24 to 25 October 2011, at Punjab University, Lahore.
  • Presented a paper on The Islam Debate in France in an international seminar on France and the Arab World, held on September 24, 2011, at Institute of Business Management.
  • FMCT: The Tussle Continues… Vol. 2 No. 20; November 2011
  • Presented a paper on Women and Pakistan on Women’s Day at Szabist, Karachi, March 17, 2009.
  • Presented a paper on the Contextualizing on Pakistan’s Economy in a seminar on Political Economy of Pakistan organized by Freedom Gate Pakistan 19-20 July 2008.
  • Present Political Crisis in Pakistan at Aurat Foundation Seminar with Women Parliamentarians on 15 December 2007.
  • Power of Youth and Democracy at the Freedomgate Seminar organized by Fredrichh Naumann Foundation and Future Youth Group, on 9th December 2007
  • Foreign Relations of Pakistan at a pre-budget seminar in the Sindh Assembly on 4th May 2007
  • Role of Religion & Ideology in the Indo-Pak conflict spectrum at LUMS- Cambridge Conference, March 10-11, 2007at Rausing Executive Center LUMS
  • Clash of Civilization: A Myth or Reality. Organized by the Society for Research and Dialogue in Karachi on 21st January 2007
  • Challenges of Teaching Social Sciences in Pakistan at the National Seminar on Social Sciences in Pakistan. Organized by the Higher Education Commission and Quality Enhancement Cell of Karachi University on 15th September 2006.
  • Education and Globalization: Lessons for Pakistan at the East Asian Students Forum visiting Islamabad under the auspices of Fredrich Naumann Foundation (Asia) on 12th August 2006.
  • Geo-Strategic Importance of Pakistan and its Implications on Contemporary Issues, at Air War College, 4th July 2006.
  • Role and Place of Pakistan in the Current Geo-Political Scenario
  • The Emerging Trends and Approaches to Security in South Asia, in a Regional Dialogue in the Expansion of SAARC, 29th and 30th June 2006, Katmandu, Nepal.
  • Do Nuclear Weapons Provide Guarantee for Peace? Organized by PILLER at the PMA House, on 28th May 2006.
  • Problems of Governance in Karachi at a Shehri Seminar, 2005.
  • State Society Relations: a case study of Pakistan at an international conference on Human Security on 2nd to 4th September 2004, Karachi.
  • Forced Migration and its Impact on Women and Children at the fourth international workshop of The Refugee and Migration study programs on Forced Migration: Challenges and Responses from 13th to 14th December 2004.
  • Education the need for reform at a Liberal Forum Seminar on Civil Society and Good Governance from 16th to 17th December 2003, Islamabad.
  • Forced Migration and Human Rights at the third international workshop of The Refugee and Migration study programs on Forced Migration: Causes, Background and Case Study from 6th to 7th November 2000.
  • Co-authored and presented a paper at the International Protection of Refugees at the first international workshop of the Refugee and Migration Study Program on Refugees in the post cold war era from September 8th to 9th 1997.

Research Activities

  • Presented a paper on “Unity in Diversity: Federal Design for Giving Voice to the Voiceless” in a conference on Challenges of Diversity and Democratic Opportunities for Pakistani Federalism on January 20, 2011 organized by Centre for Civic Education Pakistan, Karachi.
  • Participated in The Innovation Journalism Conference (INJO) at Stanford University, California, United States, from June 07 to 09, 2010.
  • Participated in National Conference on Women on March 27-28, 2010 organized by Sindh Graduates Association (Women Branch) in Karachi.
  • Authored a Report of Sindh Policy Advisory Group Meeting on Constitutional Reforms in Pakistan, for Centre for Civic Education, Pakistan in collaboration with Forum of Federations, Canada 2010.
  • Develop and conducted a workshop on “Secularism and Liberalism” organized by Fredrich Naumann Foundation 5th-6th September 2009, Karachi.
  • Moderated the session on “Consequences of Extremism” in Two-Day Conference on “Religious Extremism and its Impact on Society: Implication on Women” Organized by National Commission on the Status of Women Government of Pakistan on 18th and 19 August 2009, Islamabad.
  • Develop and conducted a workshop on Conflict Management organized by Fredrich Naumann Foundation 19th-21st July 2009, Karachi.
  • Resource Person for the session on Political & Parliamentary Reporting in a Workshop organized by Women Media Center on 08th June 2009, Karachi.
  • Moderated the session on “Creating the Workplace of the Future” at WIBCON ’09 Organized by Terrabiz on 04th June 2009, Karachi.
  • Resource Person for the session on an Exercise in Understanding Islam and West in the Contemporary World organized by Center for Civic Education, March 20, 2009.
  • Participated and Moderated National Conference on Peace building & Women Leadership Development in Campuses organized by BARGAD at Bhurban on March 04 & 05, 2009.
  • Participated in a consultative meeting of a Policy Group on Civil Military Relations Organized by Pildat, Islamabad, on February 23, 2009.
  • Participated and Represented Sindh in a consultation on the Security Council’s Resolution 1325, special focus on the role of women in conflicts sponsored by UNIFEM, December 22, 2008.
  • Participated in a dialogue on Understanding Relations between the Muslims & the Western World with a Special Focus on Pakistan Organized by PILDAT on August 11, 2008.
  • Resource person for a workshop on the Basics of Liberalism and Secularism, organized by Fredrich Naumann Foundation 16th-18th July 2008.
  • Election Monitoring and Observation for Center of Media and Democracy both with Local and Foreign Observers for the General Elections 2008 of Pakistan. (From 9th to 11th Feb of the Pre-Poll Scenario and on 18th Feb Election Day).
  • Resource person for a workshop on the Basics of Liberalism and Secularism, organized by Fredrich Naumann Foundation 13th-16th September 2007.
  • Resource person for a workshop on the Basics of Liberalism, organized by Fredrich Naumann Foundation on 11th August 2006.
  • Participated in a dialogue on Muslim Life in the U.S. Organized by Women Media Center Karachi and the Office of Public Affairs; U.S. Counsel General Karachi on 16th September 2006.
  • Lead speaker in a regional dialogue between Pakistan and Indian university students. Organized by BARGAD and Department of International Relations on Issues of Security June 2006.
  • Participated in a dialogue between visiting British Parliamentarians and Young Leaders from Pakistan on the Relations between the West and the Muslim World in Karachi. Organized by PILDET on 9th May 2006.
  • Served as a trainer and a facilitator for various Non Governmental Organizations in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
  • Master Trainer for Political Party Development Project, jointly executed by Center for Civic Education Pakistan and National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) from December 2004 to September 2005.
  • Resource person for Pak-Afghan Dialogue: Working Together for a Brighter Future, held in Kabul, 4th to 7th October 2004.
  • Research Assistant for an indicative ILO-Pakistan funded study: Female Home Based Workers: The Silent Workforce, 2000.
  • Participated in a workshop on Non Military Sources in South Asia. Organized by Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo Sri Lanka, from 12 to 24th March 1998.
  • Participated in the International Visitors Program of the United States Information Agency on Electoral Politics in the USA, Campaign 1996; 30th September to 24th October 1996.