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Events

ROUNDTABLE

Taliban 2.0: What to expect from the Islamic Emirate?

by  Jinnah Institute

Following the rushed departure of US troops from Kabul and the Taliban’s subsequent takeover of the national capital, (more…)
ROUNDTABLE

Prospects for Diplomatic Engagement between India and Pakistan

by  Jinnah Institute

Indo-Pak relations remain hostile despite de-escalation across the LoC earlier this year, as well as other attempts to normalize ties. As the region absorbs the transition spillover from Afghanistan, both...
ROUNDTABLE

When September Ends: Drawdown, Spoilers, and Civil War in Afghanistan

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: Salman Zaidi – Director Programs, Jinnah Institute Panelists: Aziz Ahmad Khan – Former Ambassador Tehmina Janjua (more…)
Post COVID Futures: Round Table

Post-COVID Futures: Economic Recovery and Rebuilding

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: -Khurram Husain, Economic Journalist, Pakistan (more…)
Post COVID Futures Round Table

Post-COVID Futures: The Prolonged Pandemic: Can public policy be retooled for delivery?

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: -Salman Zaidi, Director Programs, Jinnah Institute (more…)
Post COVID Futures: Round Table

Covid-19 and Public Health in South Asia: Impact and Policy Solutions

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: -Salman Zaidi, Director Programs, Jinnah Institute Panelists: -Dr. Samia Altaf, M.D., MPH, Professor at LUMS Pakistan (more…)
Webinar

‘Run of luck: Is the economy making a comeback?

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: -Khurram Husain - Economic Journalist (more…)
IDEAS CONCLAVE

Ideas Conclave 2020 – Session 6: Fineprinting Security: Journalists Discuss Conflict Reportage

by  Jinnah Institute

The final session of the Conclave, “Fineprinting Security: Journalists Discuss Conflict Reportage” was moderated by journalist Raza Rumi (more…)
IDEAS CONCLAVE

Ideas Conclave 2020 – Session 5: Inequities in Wealth and Development

by  Jinnah Institute

The third and final day of ‘Jinnah Institute’s Ideas Conclave 2020’ commenced with a conversation on ‘Inequities in Wealth and Development’ where experts discussed the current state of the economy...
IDEAS CONCLAVE

Ideas Conclave 2020 – Session 4: Realigning the Region

by  Jinnah Institute

The final session of the second day of Ideas Conclave 2020 witnessed an important bilateral engagement. (more…)
IDEAS CONCLAVE

Ideas Conclave 2020 – Session 3: Connectography: Making Technology Work for Governance

by  Jinnah Institute

The second session on Day II, ‘Connectography: Making Technology Work for Governance’ featured a mix of experts (more…)
IDEAS CONCLAVE

Ideas Conclave 2020 – Session 2: Democracy and Inclusion

by  Jinnah Institute

A bilateral conversation titled ‘Democracy and Inclusion’ kicked off the sessions, with former leader of opposition in the Senate, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, (more…)
IDEAS CONCLAVE

Ideas Conclave 2020 – Session 1: Global Re-Order in the Making

by  Jinnah Institute

The Ideas Conclave 2020 kicked off with a conversation between Senator Sherry Rehman and notable historian Peter Frankopan. COVID has transformed the way we live, think, and interact (more…)
POST COVID FUTURES ROUND TABLE

Upgrading Social Governance – Part II

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator:  Salman Zaidi, Director Programs, Jinnah Institute Safiya Aftab, Executive Director, Verso Consulting (more…)
POST COVID FUTURES ROUND TABLE

Upgrading Social Governance – Part I

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: Salman Zaidi, Director Programs, Jinnah Institute Safiya Aftab, Executive Director, Verso Consulting (more…)
Post COVID Futures Round Table

How can Climate Governance be Milestoned?

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: Rafay Alam, Environmental Lawyer (more…)
Post COVID Futures Round Table

Road to Adaptability–Has COVID Disrupted Path Dependencies for Climate Governance

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: -Salman Zaidi, Director Programs, Jinnah Institute (more…)
Post COVID Futures Round Table

Technology and Social integration in South Asia

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: Salman Zaidi, Program Director Jinnah Institute (JI) (more…)
Post COVID Futures Round Table

Can technology build an architecture for democratic governance?

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator:  Usama Khilji, Bolo Bhi Speakers Shmyla Khan, Digital Rights Foundation Amel Ghani, Media Matters for Democracy Salman Zaidi, Program Director Jinnah Institute (JI)  Khushal Khattak, HRCP Jehan Ara, The...
Webinar

The Future of Kashmir: A Test for Global Multilateralism and Regional Peace

by  Jinnah Institute

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Webinar

Moving Past Quagmire: Power-Share and Governance Futures in Afghanistan

by  Jinnah Institute

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Round Table

Negotiating the Endgame in Afghanistan | A Tale of Many Peace Processes

by  Jinnah Institute

“There is no clarity on who will guarantee the Afghan peace or if there is a guarantor at all. Clarity is also needed on what outcomes we are looking at...
Webinar

The Ecology of Learning, Fun and Activism

by  Jinnah Institute

The coronavirus pandemic has forced young people to cope with greater isolation and blurred lines between the personal and professional. On International Youth Day 2020, Jinnah Institute invited prominent activists,...
Webinar

China’s Inclusion into the Kashmir Conflict

by  Jinnah Institute

India’s unilateral action in Kashmir triggered the Ladakh standoff on August 5, with China now becoming the fourth party to this decades-old conflict, and the disputed region continuing to be...
Policy Event

Democracy and Inclusion

Introduction Jinnah Institute held an event in collaboration with DAI-Tabeer on 3rd March, 2020 titled ‘Inclusion and Democracy’. The event brought together diverse stakeholders to debate the quality of democracy,...
Track II Dialogues

The Chao Track II

Chao Track II dialogue between India and Pakistan on strategic issues was held in Bangkok on the 19th and 20th of January 2020. (more…)

Never Telling the Truth: Challenges to Citizenship in a Time of Misinformation

“The flipside of media credibility is that news organizations must be able to make money, as they are business ventures before all else,” stated journalist and anchor, Arifa Noor at...
University Townhalls

Cultural Expression and Political Identity

“The purpose of political culture is to create an inclusive environment conducive to the participation of all kinds of people; much of democratic continuity rests on this,” said linguist and...
Round Table

Pakistan and Regional Developments

Infrastructure development and trade offer Pakistan and Australia fertile ground in strengthening their relations. Australia does not intend to challenge China’s influence in the region and realizes the secondary role...
Ideas Conclave

Ideas Conclave 2019

The Jinnah Institute convened its annual flagship event Ideas Conclave on August 7th-8th, 2019 in Islamabad. The two day long public forum connected policymakers, thought leaders and citizens to engage...
Track II Dialogues

The Chao Track

The Jinnah Institute held the 23rd round of The Chao Track II dialogue between India and Pakistan on 6-7 July 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The strategic dialogue sessions focused on...
Round Table

The Future of Dialogue and Escalation Dynamics in a Nuclear South Asia

Plans to take military action against Pakistan were demonstrated by a wide array of policy thinking in India, even before Modi entered the arena. To keep the conflict at bay...
Round Table

Deconstructing UNGA: Pakistan’s Policy Options on Kashmir

With the lockdown in Indian occupied Kashmir entering its ninth week, the Jinnah Institute hosted a policy discussion with leading experts on Pakistan’s policy options after the UN General Assembly...
Townhall

Changing Nature of State & its Relationship with Citizens

Jinnah Institute held a university townhall on 27th September 2019 with students and faculty members at the University of Lahore on the ‘Changing Nature of the State and its Relationship...
Round Table

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...
Round Table

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...

Protecting our Children: Supportive Legislative and Civil Society Action

The alarming rise in reported incidents of child sexual abuse and child marriage cases in Pakistan is an urgent call to action for politicians, practitioners, media persons and citizens to...
Round Table

Minority Rights and Constitutional Protections

Every citizen is guaranteed the freedom to “profess, practice and propagate his religion” under Article 20 of the Constitution. Minorities are afforded further constitutional protection under Article 36 of the...
Policy Event

Public Hearing by Senate Caucus for Climate Change

The scale of challenges presented by climate requires legislators to devise collective agency and lead the charge on climate adaptation across Pakistan, stated Senator Sherry Rehman at a public hearing...
Townhall

Reinterpreting Citizenship: What are the Youth’s Rights & 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...
Townhall

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...
Townhall

How do Art & 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...
Round Table

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...
Events

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...
Round Table

Balakot 26.03 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...
Events

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...
Round Table

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...
Round Table

FATA Merger: The Challenges Ahead

Key takeaways from Jinnah Institute’s roundtable on ‘FATA Merger: The Challenges Ahead’ convened to discuss progress on the merger of erstwhile FATA districts with KP and the associated bottlenecks. Why...
Townhall

Citizenship & 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 & 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

Threat to our Future: 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...
Round Table

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

Youth Politics & 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...
Round Table

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...

Charting a New Path: Pakistan and the Region

Pakistan’s new government needs to practice quiet diplomacy in the region while focusing on improving governance metrics on internal challenges such as terrorism, extremism, and the mainstreaming of FATA. These...
Twitter Cafe

Jinnah Institute’s Twitter Café on #Shared History

On 11/6/18 Jinnah Institute held a Twitter Café in Islamabad with the objective of connecting social media users in India and Pakistan with the hashtag #SharedHistory. The event aimed at...
Townhall

From Ideas to Markets: How Start-ups are Reshaping Entrepreneurship

  Pakistan’s new crop of entrepreneurs must learn how to sell their ideas as a first step towards realizing their dream, said experts at Jinnah Institute's town hall titled 'From...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Essays | India-Pakistan Trade

The ‘Chaophraya Essays’ is a series of essays on bilateral challenges to the normalization of India-Pakistan relations. The series is a culmination of ideas and thoughts exchanged at the Chaophraya Dialogue...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Essays | India, Pakistan, Water and the Indus Basin

The ‘Chaophraya Essays’ is a series of essays on bilateral challenges to the normalization of India-Pakistan relations. The series is a culmination of ideas and thoughts exchanged at the Chaophraya Dialogue...
Round Table

Pakistan’s Policy Options in Afghanistan

On 14/07/17, Jinnah Institute hosted a roundtable of senior policy experts to discuss Pakistan’s policy options inside Afghanistan in light of new geopolitical challenges as well as an impending US...
Round Table

Gender Equity and the SDGs

Greater inclusion of NGO’s, rights activists and gender specialists needed to engender the implementation of SDG targets in Pakistan, said experts at Jinnah Institute’s policy dialogue titled ‘Gender and the...
Round Table

FATA Reforms

On 17/04/17, Jinnah Institute held a policy dialogue titled ‘Mapping the Future of FATA: Reforms and Reconstruction.’ Policy experts gathered to discuss the long-standing lack of democratic entitlements and public...
University TownHalls

Social Discourse: Building Counter Narratives to Terrorism

On 14/04/2017, Faced with the increasing operational effectiveness of terrorism in Pakistan, and reports of increased militant recruitment in South Asia as a whole, the importance of combating systemic fissures...
Townhall

Pakistan’s Youth Bulge: Breaking the Growth Ceiling

Pakistan’s youth cohort makes up over 60 per cent of the population, providing Pakistan an opportunity to leverage their strategic position to enhance the country’s economic growth; this was the...
Townhall

Cultural Pluralism & the Politics of Identity

On 23/02/17, 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...
University TownHalls

Women’s Mentorship Accelerator

03/12/16: Jinnah Institute held its first Women’s Mentorship Accelerator, geared towards creating spaces for young women entrepreneurs, building leadership capabilities and encouraging them to engage in Pakistan’s democracy, economy and...
Round Table

Charting a New Path: Pakistan and the Region

Pakistan’s new government needs to practice quiet diplomacy in the region while focusing on improving governance metrics on internal challenges such as terrorism, extremism, and the mainstreaming of FATA. These...
Townhall

Social Entrepreneurship: Breaking Glass Ceilings

Pakistan’s social entrepreneurship eco-system still requires a dedicated investor and knowledge base to build socially responsible businesses and contribute to youth employment; this was the main focus of speakers at...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Essays | India, Pakistan, Water and the Indus Basin

The ‘Chaophraya Essays’ is a series of essays on bilateral challenges to the normalization of India-Pakistan relations. The series is a culmination of ideas and thoughts exchanged at the Chaophraya...
Round Table

Freedom of Speech in a Censored Democracy

On 22/07/16 Jinnah Institute held a policy roundtable in Islamabad, titled “Beyond the Firewall: Freedom of Speech in a Censored Democracy”. Participants included lawyers, parliamentarians, journalists, activists and civil society...
Round Table

MicroBusiness: The Gender Edge

On 20/05/16, Jinnah Institute held a policy roundtable in Karachi, titled “MicroBusiness: The Gender Edge”. Participants included business leaders, investors and academics, representing p@sha, SEED Ventures, Investors Lounge, ACUMEN Fund,...
TownHall

Youth & the Future of Our Politics

On 26/04/16, Jinnah Institute held its first University Town Hall in collaboration with SZABIST University in Islamabad.  The policy dialogue featured a panel comprising of Ammara Durrani, Marvi Sirmed, Meher...
Policy Events

Jinnah Institute’s Panel Discussion on Revisiting the Afghan Question

On 07/04/2016, Jinnah Institute hosted a panel discussion ​titled ​'​From Winter to Spring: Revisiting the Afghan Question'​  as part of its mandate ​as a public policy think-tank ​to bridge the gap between citizens...
Policy Events

Panel Discussion on Revisiting the Afghan Question

On 07/04/2016, Jinnah Institute hosted a panel discussion ​titled ​'​From Winter to Spring: Revisiting the Afghan Question'​  as part of its mandate ​as a public policy think-tank ​to bridge the gap between citizens...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 18

Bangkok, Thailand: Senior interlocutors from India and Pakistan met in Bangkok for the 18th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue from March 18-20, 2016 to discuss the state of bilateral relations,...
Twitter Cafe

Jinnah Institute’s Twitter Café | #ContinueTalking

On 16/02/16 Jinnah Institute held its second Twitter Café for social media users, activists, media persons and policy practitioners. The panelists steered the two hour-long online conversation, accessible to viewers on Twitter...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 17 | Report of Proceedings

The 17th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue was held exclusively for senior mediapersons and journalists from India and Pakistan in Bangkok from December 2-3, 2015. This conference reviewed and discussed...
Policy Events

Jinnah Institute’s launch of the report “State of Religious Freedom in Pakistan”

Discrimination and violence against minorities and vulnerable communities in Pakistan poses a grave threat to society, and a change in mindset is needed to ensure that the life, dignity and...
Policy Events

Report Launch | State of Religious Freedom in Pakistan

Discrimination and violence against minorities and vulnerable communities in Pakistan poses a grave threat to society, and a change in mindset is needed to ensure that the life, dignity and...
Round Table

The Road to 2016: Negotiating Diplomacy and Deadlock with India and Afghanistan

On 17/12/15 Jinnah Institute convened a roundtable titled ‘The Road to 2016: Negotiating Deadlock and Diplomacy with India and Afghanistan’ chaired by JI President Senator Sherry Rehman, and attended by...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 17

Bangkok, Thailand: Senior media persons and journalists from India and Pakistan traveled to Thailand for the 17th Chaophraya Dialogue to review recent developments in bilateral relations, and formulate recommendations for...
Track II Dialogues

Jinnah Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series with Former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid

BJP has failed to reciprocate Pakistan’s peace overtures: former Indian Foreign Minister at JI Speaker Series On 12/11/15, Jinnah Institute hosted former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid as part of its...
Twitter Cafe

Jinnah Institute’s Twitter Cafe on #IndoPakFutures

On 17/09/15 Jinnah Institute held an event for social media users, activists, mediapersons and policy practitioners to participate in its first ever Twitter Café. In an event format rarely used...
Round Table

Experts weigh in on biases in textbooks

Islamabad, 21 August 2015: Continuing biases against minorities in education curriculum remains one of the main challenges in inculcating tolerance and fighting extremism in Pakistan. This was highlighted by academics,...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 16

Bangkok, Thailand: Senior interlocutors from India and Pakistan met in Thailand for the 16th Chaophraya Dialogue and discussed issues of mutual concern and interest. At the end of the two-day...
Policy Events

Pakistan: Democratic and Economic Challenges Post-2015

The Jinnah Institute hosted a conference titled “Pakistan: Democratic and Economic Challenges post-2015” in Islamabad on the 30th of July. The seminar was divided into two sessions; with one tackling electoral...
Round Table

Ending education apartheid necessary to reap demographic dividend

July 31, 2015, Karachi: Without addressing the education apartheid in Pakistan, it will remain difficult to reap dividends from the country’s growing youth population, participants observed at a roundtable discussion on...
Round Table

Opportunities and Challenges in South Asia – the UK Perspective

Senior diplomats, policymakers and journalists came together for a closed-door roundtable at Jinnah Institute (JI), titled ‘Opportunities and Challenges in South Asia – the UK Perspective’ with British High Commissioner...
Round Table

Reform in Governance: Leveraging Pakistan’s Potential

Roundtable held with The Century Foundation’s International Working Group on Pakistan On May 21,the Jinnah Institute held a roundtable on ‘Reform in Governance: Leveraging Pakistan’s Potential’ to discuss recommendations put...
Round Table

Natural Disasters and SAARC Protocols: Lessons for Pakistan

Jinnah Institute (JI) convened a roundtable discussion with leading experts on ‘Natural Disasters and SAARC Protocols: Lessons for Pakistan’ following the devastating Nepal earthquake that occurred on 25th April, 2015....
Track II Dialogues

Stage set for improved Indo-Pak relations: Indian panelists at JI Speaker Series

Islamabad, March 6, 2015: The Indian leadership realizes that engagement with Pakistan is better than no engagement, and Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to Islamabad this week has set...
Track II Dialogues

Islamabad Dialogue IV

Islamabad, February 27th, 2015: Senior diplomats, parliamentarians, policy-makers and journalists from Pakistan and India met for the fourth round of the Track-II Islamabad Dialogue to discuss the state of bilateral...
Policy Events

Financial inclusion, entrepretaurship, demand based vocational training key for reducing unemployment in Pakistan

January 28, 2014, Karachi: Unlocking capital, public-private partnerships for SMEs and vocational training, along with developing a national entrepreneurial strategy were recommended as policy interventions by experts from the private sector...
Ideas Conclave

Policy Statement by Sartaj Aziz at JI Ideas Conclave

Address by the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen,  Assalam-o-Alaikum and Good Afternoon!   I would like to begin by...
Ideas Conclave

Ideas Conclave 2015

The Jinnah Institute convened the first Ideas Conclave on the 20th and 21st of January 2015 with high ranking politicians, technocrats and industry experts present in the capital to discuss...
Policy Events

Entrepreneurial Landscape Changing for Women in Pakistan

Islamabad: A seminar on women entrepreneurs held in Islamabad concluded with the realization that constraints faced by women in joining the workforce were multilayered and pervasive, yet there was increasing...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 15

Krabi, Thailand: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, former military officers, mediapersons and policy experts met in Krabi, Thailand for the 15th round of the...
Round Table

Women and Pakistan’s Economic Future

A focus on developing mentorship opportunities and removing barriers to entry should guide state policymaking with regards to women entrepreneurs. This was the consensus claim that emerged from a roundtable...
Round Table

Afghan President offers historic opportunity for Pak, Afghan reset

ISLAMABAD, 14 November, 2014: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s first state visit to Pakistan on Friday, and the accompanying political and security transition in Afghanistan, offer a rare and historic opportunity...
Round Table

The Changing Politics of the Arab World and Implications for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Proxy wars being waged in Syria and Yemen have obfuscated geostrategic clarity over the recent past, and have resulted in shifting alliances between regional powers. In light of this...
Round Table

IDP Crisis: Assessing Gaps in Humanitarian Response

Islamabad – July 15, 2014: With internally displaced people (IDPs) continuing to pour out of North Waziristan in the aftermath of the military operation, the scale of the humanitarian crisis...
Round Table

Indo-Pak Relations and Regional Transitions

Afghanistan to remain a principal concern after 2014, say policy experts ISLAMABAD, July 2, 2014: The unfolding security situation in Afghanistan was likely to remain a top concern for Pakistan...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 14

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, former military officers, mediapersons and policy experts met in Chiang Mai for the 14th round of...
Round Table

The Indian Election & its Implications for Pakistan

Islamabad – May 29, 2014: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to attend the inauguration ceremony of India’s new prime minister in New Delhi, earlier this week, was appreciated by participants...
Policy Events

Jinnah Institute Report Launch: Pakistan’s Water Discourse

Report warns that Pakistan’s water crisis, like terrorism, is an existential threat to security On Friday April 9, Jinnah Institute launched its latest research report “Pakistan’s Water Discourse: Attitudes on Water...
Policy Events

Report Launch | Pakistan’s Water Discourse

Report warns that Pakistan’s water crisis, like terrorism, is an existential threat to security On Friday April 9, Jinnah Institute launched its latest research report “Pakistan’s Water Discourse: Attitudes on Water...
Policy Events

Lecture for Pakistan Senior Civil Service Course

100th National Management Course visits Jinnah Institute Senior government officers briefed on Pakistan’s internal security and strategic developments After the third year of hosting a lecture-panel for Grade 20 civil...
Track II Dialogues

Delhi Dialogue III

Improving bilateral relations essential for a secure and stable South Asia New Delhi, 14 March 2014: As South Asia and the wider region grapples with the menace of transnational conflict, a...
Policy Events

Regional Conflict Trends Could Become a ‘Perfect Storm’ for Pakistan says JI President Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD - 27 February 2014: As Pakistan prepares to weather the darkest moment of its terrorist challenge, there is a real danger that international and regional conflict trends in the country’s...
Round Table

Privatising Public Enterprises

ISLAMABAD – February 20, 2014: A roundtable discussion on “Privatising Public Enterprises” concluded with the participants advocating the necessity of reviewing the government’s privatization policy, as well as challenging the...
Round Table

Post-Dialogue Debriefing, Chaophraya Dialogue 13

Multi-party consensus in Pakistan to move beyond India stalemate Islamabad - February 7, 2014: A vital and crosscutting multi-party consensus exists in Pakistan with regard to improving relations with India,...
Track II Dialogues

Post-Dialogue Debriefing, Chaophraya Dialogue 13

Multi-party consensus in Pakistan to move beyond India stalemate                                           ...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 13

Bangkok, Thailand: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, officers of the armed forces, academics, mediapersons and policy experts met at Bangkok for the 13th round...
Track II Dialogues

Trade biggest achievement, water the biggest challenge in Indo-Pak relations

Islamabad, June 4, 2012: Water is going to be the dominant concern in bilateral in talks between India and Pakistan and the cases of Baglihar and Kishanganga have greatly altered...
Track II Dialogues

“Most of India wants peace with Pakistan”: Professor Najeeb Jung

Islamabad February 23, 2012: “A shared future of prosperity lies ahead of us in Indo-Pak relations” stated Professor Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi and a former IAS...
Track II Dialogues

Cooperation the only way forward, says Tharoor

ISLAMABAD, 5th January, 2012: India is genuinely committed to peaceful relations with Pakistan, which is why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has embarked on yet another round of peace talks, Dr. Shashi...
Track II Dialogues

Indo-Pak Resolution at Track II Conference

Indian Group offers Relief Support at India Pakistan Track Two Dialogue Islamabad, September 2, 2010:  At the 5th round of the Chaopraya Dialogue – Track II talks at Bangkok held between...
Policy Events

“Local Governments are Vital to Disaster-Response and Must be Revived Soon” Stakeholders at JI Consultation

Islamabad, 16 September: Participants at a stakeholder dialogue organized by the Jinnah Institute (JI) highlighted critical deficits in coordination in inter-agency relief efforts. The participants identified many gaps in the...
Policy Events

Greater civil military cooperation needed on gender sensitization of security forces

Islamabad, October 22: Pakistan needs to sensitize its security forces for responding to gender issues during conflicts and crises both at home and abroad. Despite being the largest contributor to the...
Policy Events

Indian Kashmiri Leader Yasin Malik Interacts with the Kashmiri Policy Community at Jinnah Institute

Jinnah Institute organized a policy dialogue on Kashmir in the context of improving bilateral Indo-Pak relations. Veteran Indian Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik was the keynote speaker at the event, which was attended...
Track II Dialogues

Delhi Dialogue I Report

A great leap forward was needed to break the current impasse in the Indo-Pak bilateral engagement, said participants of the Delhi Dialogue, a bilateral Track-II conference organized by Centre for...
Track II Dialogues

Islamabad Dialogue III

Islamabad, 5th July: Jinnah Institute's 3rd Islamabad Dialogue concluded in Islamabad on Friday with the release of a draft resolution outlining recommendations for Indian and Pakistani governments to improve bilateral...
Track II Dialogues

Delhi Dialogue II

The Delhi Dialogue comprising 30 participants from India and Pakistan deliberated on a variety of bilateral issues from 20-21 January, 2013. The key areas of discussion entailed review of bilateral...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya 6: Joint Resolution on Track II Dialogue

Islamabad 30th January: A group of senior opinion makers from India and Pakistan including retired ambassadors, foreign secretaries, intelligence chiefs, army chiefs, academics, political leaders and strategic policy journalists conducted...
Track II Dialogues

Indo-Pak Joint Resolution at Chaophraya

28-30 August 2010: Leading opinion makers from India and Pakistan met at Bangkok for the 5th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue from 28-30 August 2010. They began their deliberations by...
Round Table

Nuclear Disarmament Imperative for Stability: Experts

Islamabad – October 25, 2013: While nuclear weapons were intended to restore peace and security in the world, they had actually served to instigate global insecurity – this was the...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 6: Joint Resolution on Track II Dialogue

Islamabad 30th January: A group of senior opinion makers from India and Pakistan including retired ambassadors, foreign secretaries, intelligence chiefs, army chiefs, academics, political leaders and strategic policy journalists conducted...
Track II Dialogues

Pakistan-India ties enter transformational phase

Delhi, 3 September 2012: An eleven member parliamentary delegation arrived in India via the newly constructed border check post at Attari yesterday. This visit of Pakistani parliamentarians has been jointly...
Policy Events

Indo-Pak Young Leaders Call for Resetting Political Narratives

Islamabad - September 29, 2013: A two day conference of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Forum (IPRYLF) concluded with a call for mentorship in cultivating a new generation of South...
Round Table

Curricula Reform Vital for Stemming Extremist Tide

Islamabad – September 25, 2013: Curricula reform is vital for stemming the extremist tide in Pakistan and protecting future generations from growing intolerance – this was the ringing assertion made by...
Track II Dialogues

Indo-Pak peace not possible without social equity

Islamabad – August 29, 2013: The costs of abandoning a constructive Indo-Pak dialogue are perilously high – this was the assertion made by Mr. Raj Chengappa, award-winning Indian journalist and...
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De-escalation on the LoC is an Urgent Priority

Islamabad, 16th August: Short-term thinking and reactive responses from India are endangering the fragile peace process in the region. This was the consensus of a roundtable discussion hosted by the Jinnah Institute in...
Policy Events

Imagining Futures for South Asia and its people

Islamabad: “Will people still talk about a “South Asian region” 50 years from now?” This was the question being posed at the policy discussion based on the newly published volume “South Asia...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 12

Bangkok, Thailand: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, military officers, and mediapersons and policy experts met in Bangkok for the 12th round of the Chaophraya...
Round Table

Activists discuss role of women in securing peace in South Asia

Islamabad June 12, 2013: A round-table discussion on the role of Women in Conflict Resolution in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, with Mahbooba Seraj, the Chairperson of the Afghan Women’s Network [AWN])...
Track II Dialogues

Distinguished Speaker Series: ‘RTI law integral to democracy, says senior Indian civil servant’

Islamabad – July 25, 2013: An event focusing on the impact and lessons of the Right To Information (RTI) Act in India was held in Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel on Thursday....
Policy Events

Political will necessary to resolve Pakistan’s challenges

ISLAMABAD May 8, 2013 – Senior civil servants from the National Management College visited the Jinnah Institute on Wednesday, where they attended a seminar on the institute’s projects and activities, in particular Track...
Policy Events

Report Launch | Extremism Watch II

“Extremism, the greatest challenge to Pakistan’s progress” “The insurgency in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a war waged against the state of Pakistan, said Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Minister for...
Policy Events

The Code of Conduct for Political Parties is a Significant Achievement

ISLAMABAD April 5, 2013 – It is a significant achievement for Pakistan’s democracy that political parties have agreed on a code of conduct for the upcoming elections, and it is...
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Right to Information essential to consolidate Pakistan’s democracy

SLAMABAD. March 4, 2013 – The media, civil society, NGOs and policymakers must demand the implementation of citizens’ constitutional right to information. This was the opinion of participants at a...
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Demilitarizing the LoC: Opportunities & Challenges

ISLAMABAD: February 20, 2013 – Participants of a dialogue on “Demilitarizing the LOC: Challenges and Opportunities” organized by The Jinnah Institute here on Wednesday urged both Pakistan and India to...
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Enabling environment necessary for peaceful elections in Balochistan: Political Parties

14 February 2013 - Nearly a dozen political parties attended a roundtable on the electoral code of conduct organized by The Jinnah Institute with respect to impending elections in the...
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Parties urged to craft their own security plans to ensure safety of candidates and voters: Code of Conduct Round table Participants

KARACHI, 13 February 2013 - Mainstream political parties of Sindh expressed cautious optimism about the enforcement of the newly-issued electoral code of conduct while voicing concerns on the capacity constraints...
Track II Dialogues

Delhi Diaries: S Asia peace to thrive despite acrimony says Khurshid

by  Omar Quraishi

New Delhi: Dialogue between India and Pakistan will continue to move forward and will not be derailed despite recent unpleasant events, India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said at a dinner...
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Enforcing Election Code of Conduct requires reorientation of ECP capacity: Political Parties

LAHORE, 17 January 2013: Representatives of major political parties agreed to abide by the newly drafted Election Code of Conduct at a roundtable organised by the Jinnah Institute on Thursday,...
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Implementation of Election Code of Conduct for Elections 2013 is the real challenge: Political Parties

January 10, 2013, ISLAMABAD - Welcoming the finalisation of the Election Code of Conduct, representatives of Pakistan's top political parties called for its implementation in letter and spirit at a...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 11

Bangkok, Thailand: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, military officers, journalists from the print and electronic media, academics and policy experts met in Bangkok for...
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No Substitute for Political Agreement – Amb. Larocco

December 19 2012, ISLAMABAD – There is no substitute for a political agreement in Afghanistan, and military action alone is not enough to bring an end to the conflict, said...
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Strengthening Political Parties for Deepening Democratization in Pakistan

November 29, 2012 ISLAMABAD – Political parties in Pakistan need to be representative of all segments of society while formulating their manifestos, and also need rigorous internal monitoring mechanisms to...
Policy Events

“Policy makers need to engage with independent think tanks”, Ismail Qureshi, Rector National School of Public Policy

ISLAMABAD, 6 November 2012 – A delegation of senior Officers of the 97th National Management Course, National School of Public Policy, Lahore visited the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad on Tuesday, where they...

Chaophraya 6: Joint Resolution on Track II Dialogue

Islamabad 30th January: A group of senior opinion makers from India and Pakistan including retired ambassadors, foreign secretaries, intelligence chiefs, army chiefs, academics, political leaders and strategic policy journalists conducted...
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Reforming the Curricula: Hate Content in Pakistani Textbooks

October 23, 2012 ISLAMABAD: The textbooks used in Pakistan’s schools today are rife with factual errors, bias and hate towards a number of religious groups and nations. This is helping...
Round Table

Roundtable on Hate Content in Pakistani Textbooks

October 23, 2012 ISLAMABAD: The textbooks used in Pakistan’s schools today are rife with factual errors, bias and hate towards a number of religious groups and nations. This is helping...
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet and its Limitations

Islamabad, 25 September 2012: The internet is a unique medium that presents new challenges and questions for Pakistani state and society, especially when dealing with issues like the YouTube video...
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Roundtable on Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Islamabad, 25 September 2012: The internet is a unique medium that presents new challenges and questions for Pakistani state and society, especially when dealing with issues like the YouTube video...
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Reversing the Tide of Sectarian Violence

Islamabad, 30 August 2012: The state of Pakistan is threatened by those who commit violence and murder in the name of religion said Maulana Tahir Ashrafi of the All Pakistan...
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“Polio in Pakistan: Caught between the Cross-hairs of Politics and Public Misinformation.”

Islamabad, August 10, 2012: The government of Pakistan and international aid agencies are working with sub-national and local stakeholders to build public trust and support for polio eradication efforts, said...
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Polio in Pakistan

Islamabad, August 10, 2012: The government of Pakistan and international aid agencies are working with sub-national and local stakeholders to build public trust and support for polio eradication efforts, said...
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Youth’s Participation in Pakistan’s Democratic Transition

Islamabad, August 2, 2012: Young Pakistanis can be seen taking an active interest in electoral politics and given Pakistan’s growing youth cohort in the national populations; Pakistani youth will play...
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Upcoming Democratic Tranisition

July 26, 2012 Islamabad:Pakistan’s democratic transition faces formidable challenges, concluded experts at a roundtable organized by Jinnah Institute, a public policy think tank. The event was organized to inform public...
Policy Events

“Honest broker needed for Afghan endgame,” say experts

Islamabad, July 12, 2012: Pakistan needs to recalibrate its policy on Afghanistan and commence a much needed dialogue with stakeholders to work out a solution for a peaceful settlement to...
Round Table

Political Parties Policy Formulation; and Media in Pakistan

Islamabad, 11th June 2012: The need of the hour is for political parties to look beyond constituency politics and focus more on national policy concerns. This was stated at a roundtable...
Round Table

Political Parties Code of Conduct for Election 2013

Islamabad, 11th June 2012: The need of the hour is for political parties to look beyond constituency politics and focus more on national policy concerns. This was stated at a...
Track II Dialogues

Islamabad Dialogue II Joint Resolution

Islamabad Dialogue II Joint Resolution id2 3-4th June, 2012: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including former diplomats, policy experts and practitioners, mediapersons and academics met for the second...
Policy Events

4th Policy Debate: “Pakistan-U.S. relationship must be rescued before it ruptures”

Islamabad, May 24, 2012: The Pakistan-U.S. relationship took a “nosedive“ last year, and must be rescued before it ruptures. These views were expressed at the fourth policy debate on "Re-evaluating Pakistan-U.S....
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Devolution of HEC should take place after an informed policy debate

Islamabad, April 20, 2012: Two years after the passage of 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is yet to be devolved. There is little clarity on the...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogue 9 & 10

Colombo, Sri Lanka Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan – including former diplomats, military officers, journalists from the print and electronic media, academics and analysts – met at Colombo...
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Report Launch: Extremism Watch – I

ISLAMABAD February 16, 2012: Pakistan’s problem of extremism is a greater threat to the country than terrorism. This was the consensus during the February 16th launch of Jinnah Institute’s report...
Track II Dialogues

Indian MP Mani Shankar Aiyar lectures in Islamabad

2-3rd February, 2012 “History may have divided us, but geography binds us, and a shared inheritance holds as much potential to keep India and Pakistan apart as it has in keeping...
Track II Dialogues

Delhi Dialogue suggests slew of measures for Indo-Pak reconciliation

by  Shujaat Bukhari

New Delhi, Jan 22: The recent incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) underline the need to reinforce the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan with new mechanisms such as...
Track II Dialogues

Chaophraya Dialogues 7 & 8

16-19th October 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Leading opinion makers from India and Pakistan including parliamentarians, retired diplomats, former military officials, members of the policy and media communities, academics and civil society...
Round Table

Pak-US bilateral relations

As tensions mount between Pakistan and the US, policy experts call for a clear articulation of coordinated policy   Islamabad, August 4, 2011: At a Roundtable conducted by Jinnah Institute...
Policy Events

Youth from Tharparkar seek to rebuild Jinnah’s Pakistan: Seek Equity

ISLAMABAD 10th July, 2011: A group of 70 students from Tharparkar District, Sindh expressed concern over the state of education, social development and levels of corruption in their district. Most...
Policy Events

Report Launch | Status of Religious Minorities

ISLAMABAD: A report on the status of religious minorities in Pakistan, titled ‘A Question of Faith’, was launched by the Jinnah Institute. The report is a research study, compiled over...
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“Economy Check: An Assessment of Pakistan’s Economic Needs and Realities”

ISLAMABAD: 9th June 2011, Jinnah Institute organized a seminar on Pakistan's economic needs and realities where senior politicians and media people discussed the grave challenges faced by the Pakistani economy....
Track II Dialogues

Islamabad dialogue

Islamabad Dialogue urges India and Pakistan to Make Meaningful and Serious Attempts for Greater Peace and Cooperation April 29, 2011 ISLAMABAD: High level policy makers from India and Pakistan welcomed...
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Indian Delegation visits Jinnah Institute

21st March, 2011: Jinnah Institute organized a roundtable on peaceful bilateral relations between India and Pakistan on 21 March, 2011. The event was attended by a delegation of Indian parliamentarians, journalists...
Policy Events

Indo-Pak dialogue “Strategies for Peace”

“Indo-Pak dialogue at the Jinnah Institute to discuss strategies for peace” Islamabad, March 21, 2011: Delegates from India and Pakistan agreed that they need to urge their governments to relax...
Policy Events

“The current Blasphemy Law is mis-used for injustice.”

Islamabad, November 30: Members of civil society, religious scholars, lawyers, NGO representatives and the Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, gathered to discuss the amendments to the Blasphemy Laws in light of...
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JI Conference on Stabilization Challenges after the Flood

The Jinnah Institute held an experts’ conference on 23rd September 2010 in Islamabad to take a macro look at the contours of the disaster caused by the recent flooding in...