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[Transcript & Audio] NSG, India and Pakistan

[Transcript & Audio] NSG, India and Pakistan

Audio recording of roundtable “NSG, India and Pakistan” held on June 2, 2016.

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NSG membership for both India and Pakistan or neither!

NSG membership for both India and Pakistan or neither!

The membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is critical for Pakistan to secure its defense, energy and economic goals. It has submitted its adherence to the NSG guidelines and has applied formally for its membership on 19 May 2016 but it will not associate NSG membership with talks on FMCT.

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Uzbek ambassador visits IPS

Uzbek ambassador visits IPS

A three-member delegation comprising H.E. Furkat Sidik, the ambassador of Uzbekistan; Mr. Eldor Aripov, the Deputy Director General of Research and Analysis Coordination Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, and the Defence Attaché Lutfullah visited IPS on May 31.

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Clarification Regarding IPS’ Old F-7 Building Controversy

Clarification Regarding IPS’ Old F-7 Building Controversy

During the meeting of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 25 May 2016, in which an inquiry against CDA’s conduct is being carried out a controversy has been raised with the presentation/statement of CDA’s member planning and the remarks of the PAC chairman and some of its members about the previous office building of Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), which was situated in F-7 markaz, Islamabad. A clarification on this issue is as under:

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Research Communication Skills

Research Communication Skills

An orientation session for IPS research team and associates on "Research Communication Skills" was held on Wednesday, 25 May 2016, which was conducted by Ms Samina Qureshi, Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, University of Karachi & Master Trainer, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs - CCP.

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Manipulation of Fiscal Data Destroying Country’s Economic Statistics

Manipulation of Fiscal Data Destroying Country’s Economic Statistics

Senior economists at a pre-budget seminar held at Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on Thursday, 19 May 2016, came heavy on what they called “the manipulation of fiscal data” on part of both the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which was destroying the country’s economic statistics.

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Leadership and Career Counselling Workshop

Leadership and Career Counselling Workshop

IPSLEAD -- the Learning, Excellence and Development program of Institute of Policy Studies – hosted a full-day leadership and career guidance program for Law Students Council today (12 May 2016).

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Research

CPEC: The Energy Component

CPEC: The Energy Component

Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) organized a roundtable session titled “CEPC: The Energy Component” on June 1, 2016. This brief report is based on the proceedings of the roundtable, which was addressed by Syed Akhtar Ali, member energy, Planning Commission of Pakistan as the main speaker..

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Obama's Unfulfilled Promise of Nuclear Weapons Free World

Obama's Unfulfilled Promise of Nuclear Weapons Free World

As Obama heads towards closing his tenure in the White House, any tangible movement towards his much touted ‘global zero’ is nowhere in sight.

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State of Economy and Budget 2016-17

State of Economy and Budget 2016-17

The foremost objective of the economic policy making and management is, by no means, mere stabilization. Budget for 2016-17 should be based on long-term economic and development priorities of the nation, with focus on human development and wellbeing... ”

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Elections and Political System in Iran

Elections and Political System in Iran

The election results, both from Feb. 26 and the run-off elections held on Friday, April 29, clearly show that the Iranian hardliners and the conservatives have been outmaneuvered by its moderates.

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Net Metering: An Alternate Source of Power for Electricity Consumers

Net Metering: An Alternate Source of Power for Electricity Consumers

Net-metering – initiative for mitigating demand supply gap in the distribution of electric power in the country, is an encouraging development endorsed by NEPRA through passage of requisite regulations. Institute of Policy Studies held consultative roundtable session on, “Net Metering: An Alternate Source of Power for Electricity Consumers” on January 19, 2016.

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India: Ghar Wapsi Program – An Overview

India: Ghar Wapsi Program – An Overview

India has witnessed a noticeable increase in communal tensions post May, 2014 election. Among the rising cases of violence against minorities, the issue of reconversions also came in to light. Reconversion, in India, is not a new phenomenon but it has intensified in 2014-2015. This brief explores the emergence of the phenomenon of mass reconversion under the flag of Ghar Wapsi (Home coming); how it contradicts the Indian constitution and secularism, what motivated such occurrence...

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Government’s Performance in Power Sector: A Mid-Term Review

Government’s Performance in Power Sector: A Mid-Term Review

The situation report ‘Government’s Performance in Power Sector: A Mid-Term Review’ is based on a seminar held with the same title at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad on November 18, 2015.

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