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Quarterly IPS News, Issue 86 (April-June 2016)

Quarterly IPS News, Issue 86 (April-June 2016)

The 86th issue of IPS News (April-June 2016) – the official newsletter of Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad – is now online. IPS News is published quarterly with an aim to disseminate IPS activities ranging from seminars, symposia, conferences, interactions, dialogues, roundtables on multi-dimensional topics and capacity-building programs. IPS News also informs its readers about latest publications of IPS.

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Nuqta-e-Nazar 38

Nuqta-e-Nazar 38

The 38th issue of Nuqta-e-Nazar is now published. Being brought out diligently by senior IPS associate Dr Safir Akhtar for more than last 19 years, the bi-annual journal provides in-depth reviews and commentaries on Urdu books, especially on the topics of Islam and Pakistan.

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CICIR delegation visits IPS

CICIR delegation visits IPS

A delegation of ‎CICIR – China Institute of Contemporary International Relations – comprising Fu Mengzi, Vice President & Research Professor, Ni Jianjun, Deputy Director, Institute of World Economic Studies and Wung Shida, Chief of Southwest Asia Unit, Institute of South & Southeast Asian & Oceanian Studies – visited IPS on April 20, 2016.

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IPS LEAD | Session on Islamic Mutual Funds

IPS LEAD | Session on Islamic Mutual Funds

An interactive session with renowned financial analyst Mr Asif Kabati on 'Understanding Sharia-compliant Mutual Funds in Pakistan' was held on 5 April 2016.

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Islami Nazariya-e-Hayat Series

Islami Nazariya-e-Hayat Series

(The Islamic Vision of Life)This series of books is a revised version in modern Urdu language of the classic Islami Nazriya-e-Hayat by Professor Khurshid Ahmad published in 1963, several editions of which have been published since then.

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Study on Somalis living in Pakistan

Study on Somalis living in Pakistan

Abdullahi Abdi Rashid, a Somali intern at IPS, presented his study on Somali refugees living in Pakistan on the completion of his temporary attachment with the Institute on March 29, 2016.

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IPS represented in ISA Convention in Atlanta

IPS represented in ISA Convention in Atlanta

Lead Coordinator Irfan Shahzad visited the US and participated in the 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) held in Atlanta, March 16-19, 2016.

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Research

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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UN@70: Achievements, Failures and the Way Forward

UN@70: Achievements, Failures and the Way Forward

The report ‘UN@70: Achievements, Failures and the Way Forward’ is based on a conference held at IPS on October 6, 2015.

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Era of ‘War of Narratives’ and the India-Pakistan Battle of 1965

Era of ‘War of Narratives’ and the India-Pakistan Battle of 1965

The history of war among the humans is as old as the humans themselves. The forms of war, its techniques, strategies and its artifices however have changed with the course of time. The wars in the olden times were concluded with the victor occupying the lands of vanquished and making its people his slaves. In the modern times however such occurrence has become highly improbable, if not impossible.

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Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

This situation brief comes at a time when PCER has completed a whole year (since July 25 2014) and its work is expected to gain new impetus after settlement of accusations and doubts. The brief presents the background, mandate, objectives, and one-year performance of the committee. It will facilitate the researchers, political analysts and activists and public at large in reviewing the development and progress so far made by the committee to the electoral reforms.

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Federal Budget 2015-16: A Review

Federal Budget 2015-16: A Review

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad has regularly been coming up with its pre-budget proposals and post-budget analysis and recommendations, in order to assist the parliament, policy makers and all other stakeholders to review the budget. The following analysis has been prepared by a special IPS Task Force.

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