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Post Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Security and Rehabiliation Challenges

Post Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Security and Rehabiliation Challenges

On September 21st, 2015, Ms. Aymen Ijaz, Assistant Research Officer IPRI, gave a presentation on topic “Post Operation Zarb e-Azb: Security and Rehabilitation Challenges” at IPRI Conference Hall. She said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb is a joint military offensive being conducted by the Pakistan Armed Forces against various militant groups in North Waziristan close to Pak-Afghan […]

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Growing Hindu Extremism in India: Implications for Neighbouring Countries

Growing Hindu Extremism in India: Implications for Neighbouring Countries

On September 28th, 2015, Mr. Asghar Ali Shad, Research Fellow IPRI, gave a lecture to IPRI scholars on the topic “Growing Hindu Extremism in India: Implications for Neighbouring Countries” at IPRI Conference Hall. He began the lecture by saying that the growing Hindu extremism in India is a very serious issue and it has serious […]

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

Being a neighbor, Pakistan gives paramount importance to its relations with Afghanistan as Pakistan’s peace and stability depends on Afghan peace and stability. Traditionally, Pak-Afghan relationship has been characterized by mutual mistrust and lack of confidence and third parties have always been a decisive factor in determining the Pak-Afghan relations. Pakistan and Afghanistan have not […]

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Cyber Security/Warfare and Pakistan

Cyber Security/Warfare and Pakistan

Introduction While the government of Pakistan focuses on fighting terrorism and extremism under the National Action Plan (NAP), another threat seems to be looming on the horizon, i.e. cyber warfare. “The advent of information age has profoundly impacted the thinking of states as well as sub-state groups in regard to warfare and security. While the […]

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Pakistan’s defence budget: An analysis

Pakistan’s defence budget: An analysis

Pakistan has reluctantly upped its defence budget for 2015-16 by 11 percent. Total defence outlay is Rs700. 2 billion as compared to Rs 627.2 billion allocated in the outgoing fiscal year, showing an increase of Rs 73 billion. The actual increase in defence expenditure is about 8% or Rs 63 billion when compared to the […]

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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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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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