April, 2015

Why China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative matters for Asia

Why China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative matters for Asia

A popular Chinese saying, well received by many states utters “if you want to get rich, get started by building roads”. Construction of the trade routes connecting major civilizations across Asia, Europe and Africa started 2,000 years ago by the rulers in an effort to strengthen their empires/kingdoms. Together, they came to be echoed as […]

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18th Amendment: Rhetoric versus Reality

18th Amendment: Rhetoric versus Reality

Introduction Presentation on “18th Amendment: Rhetoric versus Reality” by Ms. Asiya Mahar, Assistant Research Officer was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad on March 12, 2015 at IPRI Conference Hall. Salient Points: Key points of presentation are mentioned below: • 18th amendment became an act of parliament on April 19, 2010. It includes 102 […]

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Chinese President Visit to Pakistan

Chinese President Visit to Pakistan

Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Pakistan has concluded. The visit has raised the morale of the Pakistani nation. The cooperative agreements inked during the visit and, in particular, the ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ has strengthened Islamabad’s regional standing. Chinese investments will surely set the path for Pakistan’s progress. The visit also reflects China’s future interest […]

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شاہراہِ خوشحالی، انڈین گوربا چوف اور

شاہراہِ خوشحالی، انڈین گوربا چوف اور

پاکستان کے عظیم دوست چین کے سربراہِ مملکت ’’ شی جن پنگ ‘‘ 20 تا 21 اپریل پاکستان کے دورے پر آئے اس دوران انہوں نے پارلیمنٹ کے مشترکہ اجلاس سے خطاب کے علاوہاکنامک کاریڈور سمیت باہمی تعاون کے بہت سے معاہدوں پر دستخط کیے ۔ پاکستان میں اس چینی سرمایہ کاری کی مجموعی مالیت […]

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Challenges to China-Pakistan cooperation

Challenges to China-Pakistan cooperation

China’s investment plan in Pakistan with a special focus on development of infrastructure is a part of Chin’s overall initiative for Asia in general and South Asia in particular. China is also working for another regional connectivity plan to link with India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. China and Pakistan have formalized setting-up of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges by Qazi M. Khalilullah

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges by Qazi M. Khalilullah

Post Event Report Guest Lecture on “Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges” Guest Lecturer:  Qazi M. Khalilullah, Additional Secretary (ME & A) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad Date and venue:  March 17, 2015, IPRI Conference Hall Following are the salient features highlighted by the speaker:- The African continent is very important as it is so diverse, […]

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Building Counter Narrative on Terrorism

Building Counter Narrative on Terrorism

The debate on counter-extremist/terrorist narrative in Pakistan should confine to three issues, i.e., religious schooling, narratives, and curriculum reforms. The main religious-ideological narratives of the state have been hijacked and reinterpreted by extremists and militants and the state has to reclaim and repair lost narratives. Documenting narrative in black and white is a complicated process, […]

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India  preconditions talks with Pakistan

India preconditions talks with Pakistan

Alongside effective implementation of National Action Plan on counter terrorism, Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber II have produced visible and measureable results. Pakistan’s effort towards counter terrorism is being recognized by all countries of the World. However, some writers and analysts continue to live in yester years and keep repeating beaten lines about Pakistan’s counter terrorism […]

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