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New Issue: A PIPS Research Journal Conflict and Peace Studies (Jul-Dec 2015)

 

The Autumn 2015 issue of PIPS research journal ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’ has been published. This is the fifth biannual issue of C&PS, which has been published as a quarterly publication since 2008. This issue of the journal contains comprehensive package of National Action Plan (NAP) and two research papers. The comprehensive package includes analyses of many of the twenty points of NAP, along with their executive summary and a timeline highlighting progress on NAP. Journalists Azam Khan and Aamir Saeed explores the decision making structure in the context of NAP. The contributors on the NAP include Najam U Din, Shahzad Akbar, Tariq Parvez, Marvi Sirmed, Safiya Aftab, Mehwish Rani, Farhan Zahid, Mujtaba Rathore, Azaz Syed, Muhammad Ismail Khan, Nighat Dad, Aoun Sahi, Zia Ur Rehman, Shahzada Zulfiqar, Safdar Sial, and Rauf Khan Khattak. These contributors discuss different points of the NAP, assessing the progress made since it was first announced. In addition, the journal includes two research papers: Dr. Farhan Zahid provides a detailed overview of the Tahir Saeen Group, a terrorist outfit responsible for attacks in Karachi; and Peer Muhammad and Safdar Sial share overview of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the political and security challenges to it.
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International Seminar: 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.
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