Overview of IPRI


To be Pakistan’s leading multidisciplinary think-tank with a global outreach


To undertake quality research on important issues of national interest in order to influence policy formulation, promote public debate and shape perceptions.

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) is a premier independent, non-partisan think-tank on working on international studies; security and defence; governance and economy; and sociocultural and environmental studies in Pakistan. Founded in 1999, IPRI exemplifies two decades of rigorous and timely analysis of crucial strategic agendas and intergovernmental processes that influence national and regional policy corridors. Recognised for its objectivity and policy relevance, IPRI’s publications offer current, up-to-date and high quality research in the form of authoritative journals (IPRI Journal; and Journal of Current Affairs), books, policy papers (Research Policy and Insight Series) and monographs (IPRI Papers) available on all of our social media platforms; and available for free download from the institutional website. The Institute’s events vary from its Ambassador Lecture Series to the National Dialogue Series, Media Workshops/Special Roundtables on current global and national affairs to international conferences that attract renowned change agents, academics and policy-makers from all over the world. In order to foster goodwill and North-South and South-South communication of cultures and ideas, IPRI also supports academic exchange programmes between regional and international researchers and think-tanks with whom the Institute has developed partnerships and affiliations over the past two decades.

Core Values

IPRI’s core values not only support the Institute’s vision, shape and inspire internal organizational culture, they are also a strong reflection of our identity and what sets us apart as a think-tank from others in Pakistan. IPRI’s 5 core values are:
1. Originality
2. Authenticity
3. Objectivity
4. Innovation
5. Validity

Board of Governors


Mr. Inamul Haque

Mr. Inamul Haque is a Pakistani career diplomat who served as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan in the caretaker government of Muhammad Mian Soomro


• Lt General Naeem Khalid Lodhi
• Senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar
• Ambassador (Retd) Fouzia Nasreen
• Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi
• Vice Admiral (R) Shahid Iqbal
• Ambassador (R) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary
• Dr. Asad Zaman