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

by  Jinnah Institute

Moderator: -Khurram Husain - Economic Journalist (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...
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The Future of Kashmir: A Test for Global Multilateralism and Regional Peace

by  Jinnah Institute

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

by  Jinnah Institute

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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])...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...