Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar


A two member delegation of Turkey visited Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar. The foreign dignitaries included Mr. Mehmat Karakus, Director of Istanbul based Muarif International Educational Foundation and Mr. Fazli Puskul Principal Pak-Turk School and College Peshawar. Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam welcomed the guests and presented them shields and publications of the Centre. Both the sides exchanged views and discussed maters of mutual cooperation. The delegation also had a round of the Centre. Pakistani colleagues of the guests,  Dr. Mirza Hakim and Kaleem Anwar also accompanied them.


The Election Commission and Pakistan Study Centre held a joint seminar on “The Role of Election Commission in Strengthening of Democracy”. Director General Election Commission of Pakistan Nighat Siddique, Election Commission KP chief Pir Maqbool Ahmad, Haroon Khan Shinwari and Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof Dr Fakhr-ul-Islam spoke on the occasion.


 Dr. Fakhar said that Election Commission is a constitutional body and it was a privilege for his center to work with it. He paid rich tribute to EC for its role and  recently introduced reforms. Director General Election Commission of Pakistan Nighat Siddique thanked Pakistan study Centre for putting voluntary services of its students at the disposal of EC. She stressed the need of providing facilities to women, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups to participate freely in the electoral process. 


Pri Maqbool Ahmad Election Commissioner KP said that due to its exemplary performance, ECP has been declared as one of the best commissions in the world. Harun Khan Shinwari Gender Coordinator EC Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that 30 female students of Pakistan Study Centre have completed their training as Volunteers of ECP. They will play a proactive role in the forthcoming elections. Dr. Khan Faqir, Focal Person of Volunteer Program presented a report on the functioning of Corp of Volunteers.



Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar Prof Dr Fakhr-ul-Islam presided over Hamdard Shura’s Seminar on Foreign Policy. Prof Dr Abdur Rauf was keynote speaker. The speaker highlighted historical perspective, achievements and lapses of Pakistan’s foreign policy. He answered several questions raised by the participants. Dr. Nasiruddin Azam, Syed Mushtaq Hussain Shah, Farooq Jan Babar, Jawad Ahmad and Dr. Iqbal Khalil also spoke on the occasion.


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