The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) is an independent, not-for-profit non governmental research and advocacy think-tank. An initiative of leading Pakistani scholars, researchers and journalists, PIPS conducts wide-ranging research and analysis of political, social and religious conflicts that have a direct bearing on both national and international security.
Seminar urges transparency, political inclusion, and security on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is rightly hailed as a game-changer. There is a need to take care of the oft-discussed transparency, political and security issues around it. Yet, it is hoped that it gets completed in time, strengthening further the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.
These were the views expressed by several speakers at a daylong international seminar on the CPEC, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) in Islamabad. The exclusive seminar was arranged for an incoming delegation from China’s Institute of Ethnic Minorities Group Development and Research.
Welcoming the delegation, Muhammad Amir Rana, Director PIPS, in his opening remarks, shared the seminar is intend to invoke understanding among Chinese and Pakistani about the corridor, the myriad challenges it faces, and way forward to overcome those obstacles.
Thanking the hosts, Mr. Chango Bo, head of the delegation from China, said that the proposed corridor, CPEC, is part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative and will herald its success. He hoped the completion of corridor will further strengthen the mutual harmony between the two countries.
Thanking the hosts, Mr. Chango Bo, head of the delegation from China, said that the proposed corridor, CPEC, is part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative and will herald its success. He hoped the completion of corridor will further strengthen the mutual harmony between the two countries. Read more
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How to achieve social harmony?
Pakistan's Security Landscape
Statistically speaking, 2014 was
not a particularly bad year from a security perspective as
a downward trend was recorded in the number of overall
incidents of violence. Also, the number of terrorist
attacks came down by 30 percent as compared to 2013. The
long-awaited military operation in North Waziristan was
launched after a push towards peace talks with the Taliban
ended without achieving anything. Read more>>
It has been a positive indicator that sectarian violence took a visible downward turn in 2014. It cannot be, however, considered a major shift in Pakistan’s security landscape as fluctuations in sectarian violence are an old phenomenon. After 9/11, major respite was observed in sectarian-related violent incidents in Pakistan, but after 2009 an upward trend in sectarian violence was seen.