Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

In bid to establish mutual relations, the Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam visited PSC Lahore, Karachi, Jamshoro and NIPS more than once during the past few years. His next visit will be to Balochistan University. He also invited Directors of all Centres in 2102.On October 7, 2016, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam visited National Institute of Pakistan Studies NIPS Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad . Both Directors discussed matters of mutual interest. Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam invited Dr. Khalil to deliver a lecture in our Centre's Seminar. Both Directors also agreed to sign an MoU for academic and research cooperation.

In Picture (From L t0 R) Dr. Manzoor Ali Veerio, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam and Director NIPS Dr. Hanif Khalil.

Director, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar delivered a speech at National Roundtable on FATA, the other day in Islamabad. The theme of the Roundtable was “Integration of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Issue and Challenges”. It was jointly organized by Institute of Policy Studies and Federal Ministry of Sates and Frontier Regions (SAFRON). Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam supported the integration of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. He highlighted some enabling factors which make the integration easier. These include geographical contiguity of FATA to KP, same language, same culture, age old dependence of FATA on the settled areas and above all consensus of FATA people over the proposal. Reviewing the reforms package suggested by the Sirtaj Aziz committee, Dr. Fakhar said that, though the committee was not fully representative but it worked hard and came up with workable solutions. He said Governor KP, his staff and KP Government played a positive role in finalization of the package.  He opined that FATA should be merged with KP as soon as possible and there is no reason to wait for five more long years. He said the best time would be to finalize it before the 2018 general elections so that FATA people get early representation in the KP assembly. He warned that inordinate delay may lead to controversies as some vested interests have started raising voices against merger of the areas with KP. He said that there is no need to ascertain views of the KP people because they are unanimous on merger issue. He said the merger will not only bring FATA people at par with settled areas but will strengthen KP in terms of area and population. He said the 74000 square kilometers area of KP will be enhanced to more than 100 thousand square kilometers and population will exceed 30 million figure.

  

Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar addressed the International Day of Peace seminar at Shelton’s Green Hotel Peshawar on Sept. 21, 2016. The seminar was organized by Pakistan Council of World Religions. The function was attended by Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Sikhs including, the Iranian Counsel General, Bishop of Peshawar, academicians, elected representatives, ulama and members of civil society. Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz, former Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar presided over the seminar. Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. He said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) provided opportunity of worship to Christians in the Masjid-e-Nabavi which shows his tolerance towards other religions. He said that peace can only be guaranteed if we tolerate each other and that the golden principle of “Live and let live” is the only key to peace and tranquility. He further said that Pakistan is passing through a very crucial phase of its history therefore we need peace more than any other country.

 

 

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

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