Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Pakistan Study Centre played a leading role in observing Kashmir solidarity day. The event was arranged on the directive of Vice Chancellor/Chairman BoG University of Peshawar. A seminar was held wherein Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof Dr Fakhr-ul-Islam delivered a key note address on the “Legal Dimensions of Kashmir dispute”. He said five documents i.e. Partition Plan 1947, Indian Independence Act 1947, 2 UN resolutions and Simla Agreement 1972 have recognized as disputed territory. India has no right to revoke Article 370 of its constitution as part of Indian union. The Chairmen Departments of IR, Political Science, Director Area Study Centre and President Peshawar University Teachers Association also spoke on the occasion. After the seminar, the participant took out a procession which carried banners and play cards inscribed with slogans in support of Kashmiris.

Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar paid two-day visit to Sindh University Jamshoro. His visit was aimed at promoting cooperation in interdisciplinary relationship with centres functioning at Sindh University campus. It may be noted that similar activities have been specified in the Centre’s Act as one of the main objectives. In his detailed meeting with Prof. Dr. Ghulam Akbar Mahesar, Director Area Study Centre for Far East, it was agreed that both the Centres will cooperate with each other in research endeavors. Both the Centre will specially stay in touch regarding Pak-China relations and CPEC.

 Dr. Fakhar also held meetings with Prof. Dr. Shuja Ahmad, Director Pakistan Study Centre, and Prof. Dr. Kiran Semi Chairperson Department of Political Science Sindh University. He  called on Pro-Vice Chancellor Sindh University Prof. Dr. Aslam Pervez Memon and Vice Chancellor University of Hyderabad Prof. Dr Nasiruddin Sheikh. Dr. Fakhar also accompanied a group of scholars during their visit to the historical graveyard, Makli, in Thatta. The scholars were Dr. Jamaluddin Mangi, Dr. Shah Nawaz, Syed Shah Fahad Bukhari and Mr. Shuhair Ahmad.



Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam pays 12-day visit to China

Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar Prof. Dr.  Fakhr-ul-Islam visited China on the invitation of North West University Xian. His activities included a) Welcome Dinner and initial consultation, b) A meeting of Pakistani students, c) Lecture at Silk Route Institute, c) Workshop at Middle Eastern Studies Institute, d) Two lectures at Academic block, e) Meeting with Prof. Dr. Wang Jianxin at University Museum. And f) Meeting with International Students ‘office of Cooperation g) Visit to Beijing University.
It is to be noted that Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar and Northwest University Xian, China entered into partnership in 2018 as a result of signing of Letter of Intent (LOI) by both the institutions during International Conference on Silk Route Educational Cooperation in Xian. In the recent visit, during working sessions, the following decisions were taken:

1. Two books will be developed and published on the History and freedom movements of Pakistan and China. The book on Pakistan will be written  by Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam. For book on China, name of the author will be communicated soon.

2. Pashto language learning course will be started in the Middle Eastern Studies Institute Northwest University Xian.

3. A mechanism will be developed for running the affairs of Pakistan Study Centre Northwest University Xian. Some other universities of China may also be included in the steering body.

4. It was principally agreed that a two-member Chinese delegation will visit Peshawar in or after December 2019. During the visit, an International conference on Pak-China relations with special reference to CPEC will also be arranged by Pakistan Study Centre.



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