Policy Perspectives

Patron Prof. Khurshid Ahmad
Editor Khalid Rahman
Associate Editor Muhammad Irfan Shahzad
Assistant Editor Kulsoom Belal
Subscription Manager Naufil Shahrukh

                                                                              Advisory Board

Dr. Ahmed Kamal
Senior Fellow
UN Institute of Training and Research,
New York, U.S.A
 Prof. Rodney Wilson
Professor of Economics
Durham University,
Dr. Attaullah Siddiqui
Ex Director, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, (MIHE),
Syed Salman Naqvi
Professor, University of Durban
South Africa
Prof. Chen Jidong
Sichuan University,
Chengdu, China
Dr. M. Umer Chapra
Research Advisor
Islamic Development Bank
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Dr. M. Kamal Hassan
International Islamic University
Prof. Xie Daigang
Sichuan University
Chengdu, China
Dr. Murad Wilfried Hofmann
Former Ambassador
Bonn, Germany
Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Professor of Finance, NUCES
Dr. Pervaiz Nazir
Centre of International Studies,
Cambridge University,
Dr Zahid Husain Bukhari
American Muslim Studies Program
Washington DC, USA

Policy Perspectives is a biannual journal with occasional special issues for disseminating the research carried out by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and its associates. The journal is distinctive in combining original research papers with reflective studies and analysis on varied themes and issues. Contributions to the journal appeal to a wide academic and professional readership, and reach an interdisciplinary and international audience. The journal is recognized in “Y” category by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

The digital edition of the journal is co published by Pluto Journals, UK, and made available on JSTOR (www.jstor.org/journall/polipers). It is indexed in International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) database through both the print edition (published by Sage) and on the Ebsco and Ovid websites. The journal is also available on Factiva and affiliated international databases through Asianet-Pakistan. The journal also accepts contributions from scholars, experts and practitioners on subjected related to security, society, economy, and strategy. Contributions are subject to editing for reasons of consistency, style, space and clarity. Views expressed are not necessarily shared by the IPS.

Please see the contribution guidelines before you submit your manuscript.


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