Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Peace Foundation and Pakistan Study Centre held a joint seminar at Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar. The theme of the day-long seminar was “Composite Heritage: A Way towards Peace”.

The Chairman Peace Foundation Maqsud Ahmad Salafi stressed the need for using our heritage towards resorting peace. He mentioned in particular the Pakhtuns institution “Hujra”.

In his presentation, Director Pakistan Study Centre, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that the stepping stone towards durable peace is mutual tolerance and coexistence. He urged upon the young generation to live and let other people live.

The other presenters were Robina Khan Advocate, Tamheedullah, Muhammad Bilal and Samina Advocate. The participants included students, faculty members, civil society workers and media persons.

The participants offered their comments and suggestions. They also asked questions from the panel. Director Pakistan Study Centre, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam concluded the seminar and expressed his gratitude to all the participants.


Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar, presided over working session of International Conference on History. The theme of the working session was “Society and Culture in the Medieval India”.

In all, four papers were presented in the session. The paper presenters included Miss Atia Ibrar International Islamic University (Mughul Art and Politics), Miss Saima Sayed Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad (Binding Styles of Quranic Manuscripts in India), Mr. Nasrullah Kaboroo Sindh University Jamshoro ( Life and Works of Rahimdad Molai Shedayee) and Dr. Asma Gul (One Unit Scheme: An Authoritarian Move). The session was also attended by Dr. Sawetri Shreeta from Kahtmanu University Nepal. Besides, a sizable number of students, scholars and faculty members were also present on the occasion. 

While concluding the session, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam paid tribute to the presenters. He said that their presentations considerably enriched knowledge of the participants.

He evaluated the papers and highlighted their strengths and weaknesses along with suggestions for improvement. He hoped that the organizers will definitely publish the proceedings through which the same knowledge will be disseminated to a wide range of scholars.


The Khyber Margalla Association’s Book club Islamabad arranged an impressive and well attended function of book launching. Three books “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A Political History” (Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam) “Post-Islamism” (Dr. Husnul Amin),) and “Faraib-e-Natamam” by Jumma Khan Sufi. In his inaugural address President Khyber Margalla Association Dr.  Saeedullah Shah introduced the authors to the audience.


Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Fakhar-ul-Islam said that it is irony that both the older and young generations of KP don’t know about the history and other dimensions of their own province. The reason is that history of the province has not been included in the curricula of educational institutions. He said that it is a pity that the foreign authors have written numerous books on the history and culture of the province but indigenous authors have written very little on the subject.

Besides Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Dr. Husnul Amin, and Jumma Khan Sufi also spoke on the occasion. All the three authors replied to multiple questions raised by the audience. On this occasion, people purchased the aforementioned books from the stalls at sideline of the event.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more