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Austerity Budget: Assessing the Impact on Development and Pro-poor Growth

The federal budget 2019-2020 and the government’s economic policy will have disastrous consequences for Pakistan’s middle income groups, who are expected to face a 40 percent compression in disposable income...
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Reckoning with Modi 2.0, Is the Region Prepared

On 25/06/19 Jinnah Institute held a closed-door policy roundtable to discuss the state of the India-Pakistan relationship, as well as prevailing geopolitical tensions in South Asia. The roundtable was chaired...
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University Townhall at Fatima Jinnah Women University (Rawalpindi) – ‘Reinterpreting Citizenship: What are the youth’s rights and responsibilities?’

How effectively do youth voice their concerns and agitate their causes with decision makers? How many young people want to actively take part in politics? Are Pakistani youth actually agents...
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University Townhall at SZABIST (Karachi) – ‘Youth in Policy and Governance’

At Jinnah Institute’s University Townhall on Youth in Governance at SZABIST (Karachi), cultural critic Ahmer Naqvi and lawyer Alizeh Bashir stated that young people must learn to break barriers that...
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October 10: Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner

by  Sherry Rehman

The Nobel Peace Prize went to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children’s rights. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize saying that peaceful global...
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Changing Pakistan

by  Sherry Rehman

On 24/02/17, Pakistan as a society must question the contemporary manifestations of ethnic discrimination, religious intolerance, and extremism by resuscitating the pluralistic vision of its inception.  This was the main...
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University Townhall at Quaid-e-Azam University (Islamabad) – How do Art and Culture Shape Identity?

Art and identity are in constant conversation and one shapes the other, stated renowned poets KishwarNaheed and Iftikhar Arif while speaking at Jinnah Institute’s University Townhall at Quaid-e-Azam University, moderated...
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Taking Stock of Education Policy and Practice

On 3rd April, Jinnah Institute held a roundtable titled "Taking Stock of Education Policy and Practice: How Inclusive is Education in Pakistan?" that discussed education policy reform and interventions undertaken...
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CPEC and the BRI

The Jinnah Institute in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Center at LUMS, held a roundtable on CPEC and the greater BRI, inviting senior economists, academics and policymakers to...
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Balakot: Lessons and Predictions

In a closed-door round table focused on lessons from the Balakot 26.03 crisis and pathways for de-escalation in the weeks ahead, Jinnah Institute convened a group of foreign policy thought...
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Child Marriage Restraint Amendment Bill

ISLAMABAD: The long anticipated Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill will create due recognition of child rights in Pakistan and provide a boost to advocacy efforts, stated legislators and child rights...
Townhall

Citizenship and the Constitution Rights and Inclusion

With ever increasing human rights violations and curbs on fundamental freedoms, it is important to reassert the notion of citizenship in a democratic polity and underscore the demands that citizens...
Townhall

Social Media and Populist Nationalism

Political systems across the world have undergone a wave of populism, and are hard pressed to balance majoritarian political demands against fundamental human rights. Nowhere is this contest more visible...
Townhall

Extremism in Seats of Learning

Persistence of extremist ideologies owes to their laying claim to a single truth. Challenging such claims hinges on the ability to critically evaluate and deconstruct their arguments. Salient features of...
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The New Frontier: Exploring East-West Connectivity

Pakistan needs to abandon short term security driven policy frameworks for connectivity for a long term approach that privileges domestic economic interests and commerce. This was the key takeaway from...
Townhall

Dialogue on Youth Politics and Policy

Policy frameworks must imagine Pakistan’s youth cohort as an opportunity to innovate public policy discourse and revitalize an increasingly unimaginative political conversation according to speakers at Jinnah Institute’s University Town...
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Transgender Rights and Political Participation

Encouraging strides have been made for transgender people’s rights in the legislature, but much needs to be done to increase their political participation and integration into society. This was the...