An intensive and extensive study is required to identify the causal factors and reasons of the lingering conflict relationship, so that substantial recommendations can be furnished toward building up a peaceful South Asia. This study is designed to achieve this goal. An in-depth analysis of the bilateral relations will be made in this study. This study is designed to meet this challenge. The objective of this study is to make an academic and scholarly effort to pinpoint the links, which are missing but required in establishing and promoting a peaceful relationship between Pakistan and India. An effort will be made to answer the following questions:
i. Why have Pakistan and India failed to resolve their disputes, including the issue of Kashmir?
ii. How can a normal and peaceful relationship be established and promoted between the two countries?
iii. Why did Musharraf-Vajpayee and later Musharraf- Manmohan Singh summits “fail”?
iv. What will it take to have a successful summit in the future?
v. What are the basic requirements for a permanent and sustainable development of peace in South Asia?
vi. What are the main stumbling blocks to achieving a breakthrough in the peaceful development between the two countries?
vii. How can civil society organizations play a more enduring and meaningful role in the process?
viii. How can academia network and join forces to promote peace in South Asia/
We shall endeavor to come up with practical recommendations to:
a) Overcome the hindrances in the way of peace in the region, and
b) Promote friendly relations between the two countries.
An academic discussion and comprehension of the current situation is called for urgently. Peace cannot be left to chance. We must build the foundation on which sustainable peace can be established. For this purpose an objective study is both necessary and required. This research project has been designed to achieve this goal.
A group of researchers in the International Affairs Study Group (IASG) at Preston University’s Institute of International Affairs and Diplomacy will conduct this research primarily through a study of printed literature in the field and interviews conducted for the purpose.
We will look into primary and secondary sources available in Islamabad, particularly in the offices of the Government of Pakistan and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives. We will analyze the situation through study of relevant books, journals, magazines, newspapers and other state documents. The group will prepare drafts of their designated components and then discuss them in the research forum at Preston University to get feedback and insights to further explore the given issues.
Research findings will be presented in workshops held by the IASG, for the purpose. The document will be eventually published by a renowned publisher here or abroad. For the purpose of research a group of IASG scholars will visit India to conduct discussions and interviews by leading academics and politicians.
More importantly, Preston University wishes to initiate a peace building effort between India and Pakistan through academic exchanges. How can we start something like this? I am sure that many interested people in India and elsewhere would support a "people-to-people" exchange on the issue of peace in South Asia.
We would like to host such a "meeting of the minds", so-to speak. If desirable, Preston University’s Islamabad campus can certainly provide the facilities for such an academic activity. We can even host a few guests for the occasion.
In our Masters program in International diplomacy we are discussing these issues thread bare and would like to hear from people interested in the cause of peace, especially Indian scholars and other activists.
Just some food for thought for you.
Can you help us?
I am enclosing my CV for your information only.
Dr Sohail Mahmood
Dr. Sohail Mahmood
Preston University, 85, Street 3, H-8/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 0092-51-4430597 & 0092-51-4430598 (office)
092-51- 2107416 (residence)
Fax: 092- 051-4430648
Residential mailing address: 39A, St. 27, F-10/1, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ph.D. with Honors (Political Science), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 1993.
M.A. (International Studies), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, USA, 1981.
B.A. (Political Science), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, 1979.
Director, Institute of International Affairs & Diplomacy and Associate Dean, Department of International Relations, Preston University. In charge of the M.Sc. programs in International Relations and International Diplomacy. Teaching courses in both degree programs and supervising research in the Institute.
July 2005-June 2006.
Senior Research Scholar, ISSRA, National Defense College. June 2005-June 2006. Member editorial committee, NDC Journal, National Defense College, Islamabad
August 2004-June 2005.
Program Coordinator, Integrated Bachelors/Masters Program and Associate Professor, Political Science & International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, Foundation University, Islamabad.
Member, Academic Council, Foundation University, Islamabad, during 2004–2005.
January 2003-July 2004.
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad. Responsible for the administration of a medium-sized department offering PhD and Masters degree programs. Member, Academic Council, International Islamic University, Sep. 2003–July 2004.
Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Fall 2002–July 2004. Member, Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Fall 2002–July 2004. Member, Board of Studies/Research/Training, Department of Education, Fall 2002–2004.
Organized a one-day seminar on “Present American Foreign Policy Interests in the Middle East & South Asia”, May 8, 2003. Supervised, 8 MA theses during 2003-2004 academic year.
Visiting Faculty, MA Political Studies program, Area Studies Center for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad & Department of Shariah & Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
Visiting Faculty, B.Sc. program, SZABIST, Islamabad,
Supervised, M. Phil thesis, Department of Defense & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University.
Assistant Professor, Area Studies Center for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
Visiting Faculty, M. Phil program, Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
Visiting Faculty, M. Phil program, Department of Defense & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad & MA program, Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
Visiting Faculty, Alta Vista College, University of London external B.Sc. program, Islamabad.
Consultant, UNDP/Good Governance Group Project, Government of Pakistan, Planning and Development Division, Islamabad,
Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Supervised two MA theses during 1987-1988. Member, Board of Studies, Department of Political Science during 1986-1988.
Visiting Faculty, B.Sc. program, Hamdard University, Islamabad,
Visiting Faculty, MBA program, Punjab College of Business Administration, Lahore,
Instructor, American Government, Houston Community College, Houston, TX, USA,
Visiting Research Consultant, Center for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Co-edited, “South Asian Scanner- Digest of Contemporary Events in South Asia”, Center for South Asian Studies during 1984-1985.
Marketing Officer, National Fertilizer Marketing Limited, National Fertilizer Corporation, Lahore
Publications (Books & Monographs)
Good Governance Reforms Agenda in Pakistan: Current Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, USA (under print)
The Musharraf regime and the governance crisis: a case study of the Government of Pakistan, ISBN: 1-59033-135-4; Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, USA, 2001 (286 pp).
Islamic fundamentalist movements in Pakistan, Egypt and Iran (1995) Lahore: Vanguard (455 pp).
Bureaucracy in Pakistan: A historical analysis (1990) Lahore: Progressive (104 pp).
The concept of an Islamic state (1989) Lahore: Classic (191pp).
The development debate in India and Pakistan: Myth and reality (1989) Lahore: Progressive (115 pp), Urdu translation Taraki ki Haqiqat (1989) Lahore: Classic (144 pp).
The Sindh report (1989) Lahore: Classic (107 pp).
The Sikh question: from constitutional demands to armed conflict, with Sarfaraz Hussain Mirza and Syed Farooq Hasnat (1985) Lahore: University of the Punjab (358 pp).
“Hindu extremism, Indian Muslims and the issue of human rights”, The Rise of Hindutva Fundamentalism – South Asian Studies – VII (2003) Islamabad: Institute of Regional Studies, ISBN 969-8020-14-4, (53-93)
“Conference on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms”, D-8 Conference Report on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, February 21-22, Islamabad, ed. Sohail
Mahmood (1999), Islamabad: Government of Pakistan, Planning & Development Division, Good Governance Group, (1-18).
“Major Challenges in the Contemporary International Environment Shaping the Debate on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms” D-8 Conference Report on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, February 21-22, Islamabad, ed. Sohail Mahmood (1999), Islamabad: Government of Pakistan, Planning & Development Division, Good Governance Group, (111-162).
“The Measurement of Sound Governance”, D-8 Conference Report on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, February 21-22, Islamabad, ed. Sohail Mahmood (1999), Islamabad: Government of Pakistan, Planning & Development Division, Good Governance Group, (560-613)
“The state of the economy of Pakistan”, Pakistan Today, ed. Raza Mehdi (1987) Lahore: Progressive (70-85).
“The Growing Influence of Evangelical Christianity on the Policies of the United States and their Implications for the Islamic World” International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations Arlington, VA, USA March 27, 2007 (pp 49) http: www.ia-forum.org/Files/ZIETMH.doc.
“Contemporary Developments in India-Pakistan Relations: The Peace Process and Beyond” International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations
Arlington, VA, USA, January 5, 2006, (26pp) http://www.ia-forum.org/Files/TIFQDZ.doc & Advance Contemporary Affairs, a quarterly journal of Council of Contemporary Affairs, Pakistan
“The Security Threat Situation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Current Trends and Developments” International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations
Arlington, VA, USA, December 29, 2005, (18pp)< http://www.ia-forum.org/Files/WJGARO.doc>
“The Government and Political System of Pakistan: An Analysis of the Current Reform Agenda” International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations
Arlington, VA, USA, February 5, 2005, (117pp) < http://www.ia-forum.org/Files/LNORPY.pdf>
“Hindu extremism, Indian Muslims and the issue of human rights” (2003) Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, vol. xxi, no. 1, Winter 2002-03, (88-116). Retrieved
“Salient governance issues and the Musharraf-Jamali Government: A case study of Pakistan”, (2003) Al-Siyasa: The Journal of Politics, Society and Culture (Lahore: Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab) no. 3, spring.
“The sustainable use and conservation of natural resources: A case study of Pakistan” with Umar Karim Mirza (2002). Electronic Green Journal, 16. ISSN: 1076-7975 UK.
“Good governance and the Musharraf regime’s performance in 1999-2000” (2001), Pakistan Horizon, vol. 84 no. 2, April (33-83)
“Good governance strategies: the global paradigm shift” (2001), Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan, vol. 38 no. 4, October (47-54).
“Good Governance Issues and the Musharraf Regime: An Analysis” (2001), The Asianists’ ASIA.Volume II (Paris) February 2001. ISSN 1298-0358. Edited by T. Wignesan and published for the Research Centre in Asian Studies [Centre de Recherche sur les Etudes Asiatiques], Créteil Cedex, France http://stateless.freehosting.net/AA2BContents & http://stateless.freehosting.net/AA2DPakistan.htm & http://topics.developmentgateway.org/governance/rc/filedownload.do?itemId=352937
“Pakistan and the Muslim world” (2001) Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan (Lahore) vol. 38, no. 1, Jan. (8-22).
“The Military regime and Pakistan’s political and administrative system: The performance of the Musharraf Regime in the first year (2000) Al-Siyasa: The Journal of Politics, Society and Culture (Lahore: Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab) no. 2, winter (1-40).
“Globalization, governance and Islam in the new millennium” (2000) Al-Siyasa: The Journal of Politics, Society and Culture (Lahore: Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab) no. 1, summer (75-97) & (2001) Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan (Lahore) vol. 38, no. 3, July (31-47).
“Pakistan’s governance crisis” (2000), Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan (Lahore) vol. 37, no. 3, July (19-39).
“Analysis of National Reconstruction Bureau’s plan for decentralization and devolution of power and responsibility”, with Rashid Ahmad Khan (2000), Political Science series 1, summer, Department of Political Science, Lahore: University of the Punjab (20 pp).
“Proposals for 2010 national program” (1998) Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan (Lahore) vol. 35 no. 2, April, Part I (25-50) and Part II, vol. 35 no. 3, July (17-46).
“An analysis of Pakistan’s transition towards democracy: Performance in the first half century” (1997) National Development and Security Quarterly Journal (Islamabad) vol. VI no. 2, Nov. (121-162) and reprinted (1988) Contemporary Affairs (Lahore).
“China and South Asia: Current Foreign Policy Dynamics”. (1997) National Development and Security-Quarterly Journal (Islamabad), vol. VI, no. 21, Aug., (33-47).
“India-Pakistan current military balance” (1987) Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan (Lahore) part I, vol. 24 no. 3 July (1-27) and part II vol. 24 no. 3, Oct. (45-65).
Iqbal S. Hussain, Terrorism in Action: Why Blame Islam? (Lahore London and Bonn: Humanity International, 2003) for Islamic Studies vol. 43, No. 2, summer 2004 (331-338).
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, Mawdudi and the making of Islamic revivalism (New York & Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996) for Iqbal Review: Journal of the Iqbal Academy Pakistan (Lahore) vol. 38 no. 1, April, 1997 (170-182).
Habib Boulares, Islam: The fear and the hope (London: Zed Books, 1990) for The Muslim World Book Review vol. 12 no. 3, spring 1992 (9-11).
Mona Abul-Fadl, Islam and the Middle East: The aesthetics of a political discourse (Herndon, VA: International Institute of Islamic Thought, 1990) for The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, (Herndon, VA), vol. 8 no. 2, Sep. 1991 (342-346). http://www.amss.net/past_editorial_8-2.html
State and politics in Islam, ed. Mumtaz Ahmad (American Trust Publications, 1986) for The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (Herndon, VA) vol. 7 no. 3, Dec. 1990 (446-451).
Malise Ruthven, Islam in the world (London: Oxford University Press, 1984) for Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (Jeddah) vol. 11 no. 1, Jan. 1990 (178-183).
Security for the weak nations: A multiple perspective, Anton Pelinka and Syed Farooq Hasnat, Eds. (Progressive Publishers, Lahore, 1987) for Pakistan Times, April 24, 1987.
Journal & Magazine Articles
“Contemporary Political Developments in South Asia: The complex peace process between Pakistan and India”. Safe Democracy Foundation.
“Quest for peace in South Asia” TakingITGlobal.org http://www.takingitglobal.org/express/panorama/article.html?ContentID=11213
Feb 21, 2007
“Military Rule in Pakistan: A failed political party system” (2007) Safe Democracy Foundation
“Summary of the global war on terror: The United States, Israel, and Muslim radical movements” (2006) Safe Democracy Foundation
“Current Issues in Asian Security and the United States Regional Interests” (2006) International Affairs Forum, Center for International relations,
“Reflections on Global Sustainability and the Issue of Human Security” (2006) International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations,
< http://www.ia-forum.org/Files/LCSLUH.doc > September
“New Risks, New Threats: The Iranian Nuclear Crisis and Politics of the Western Powers” (2006) Safe Democracy Foundation
“India and Pakistan: Quest for Peace in South Asia” (2006) Safe Democracy Foundation.
“7 Years of Musharraf” (2006) Safe Democracy Foundation
“Who is inviting wrath?” (2002) Weekly Independent, issue # 21, vol. 2, Nov. 14-20.
“War on Terror - The Next Phase” (2002) HumPakistan Online Magazine.
“The Legal Framework Order, 2002 and the Issue of Democracy” (2002) HumPakistan Online Magazine.
“Politics of Nuclear brinkmanship” (2002) HumPakistan Online Magazine.
“The issue of federalism” (2002) Digest of Current Affairs and Pakistan Affairs (monthly) Vol. 7, No. 9, Sep. 2002, 93-96.
“South Asian crisis: The dilemma of the Musharraf regime” (2002) HumPakistan Online Magazine.
“War in subcontinent” (2002) Muslim Writers.org.
“US and the general: Round 2” (2002) The Progressive Response Vol. 6, No. 5 February 15, 2002 The Progressive Response (PR) weekly service of Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) — “Think Tank without Walls.” A joint project of the Interhemispheric Resource Center and the Institute
“WTC attack aftermath”. (2001) HumPakistan Online Magazine.
“Islamic Fundamentalism in the Muslim World” (1994) Our Times (monthly), Laguna Hills, USA, vol. 1, no. 5 & 6, Jan. and Feb.
“A debate on the issue of development in Pakistan” (1997) The Facts International (Lahore) vol. 8 no. 24, June.
“An agenda for the reform of Pakistan’s parliamentary system” (1997) The Facts International (Lahore) vol. 8 no. 21, June
“Reform of the parliamentary system of Pakistan” (1997) The Facts International (Lahore) vol. 8 no. 9, Mar.
“An agenda for reform of Pakistan’s political system” (1997) The Facts International (Lahore) vol. 8 no. 4, Jan.
“The crisis of governance in Pakistan” (1997) The Facts International (Lahore) vol. 8 no. 1, Jan.
“The New Struggle Ahead” (1991) The Message International. (New York) Mar.
“Poverty and population control” (2006) Dawn, July 24.
“Tackling Religious Extremism” (2005) Dawn, Aug. 19.
“Iraq: The apathy of the Muslim World” (2003) The Frontier Post, Jan. 29.
“Apathy of Muslim world” (2003) The Nation, Jan. 27.
“Governance crisis in Pakistan” (2003) Pakistan Observer, Jan. 16.
“The Muslim world, US’s regional interests and Saddam Hussein (2002) Frontier Post, Nov. 8.
“US belligerence and the world” (2002) Pakistan Observer, Nov. 7.
‘The US’s war against terrorism: The politics of the next phase” (2002) The Frontier Post, Oct. 8.
“The issue of federalism” (2002) Dawn, Aug. 10.
“War in Subcontinent” (2002) Muslim Writers.org. http://muslimwriters.org/archives2002.htm &
“Will the referendum be different this time” (2002) Dawn, April 27.
“The new war” (2001) The Statesman, Oct. 16; & also Frontier Post, Nov. 3. Reprinted in Tides World Press Update, 5 Nov. - no. 1. Retrieved from www3.carebridge.org/~tides/WPU/01WPU05NOV01.htm & “Articles of Significant Import” IDES World Press Update, no. 1, Nov. 5, 2001. &
“The new war: US vs. Osama” (2001) Pakistan Observer, Oct. 17.
“The new war: looming dangers” (2001) Pakistan Observer and The Statesman, Oct. 10
“The post-Taliban scenario” (2001) Dawn, Oct. 6.
“The moment of truth” (2001) Pakistan Observer, Oct. 5
“As America goes to war” (2001) Pakistan Observer, Oct. 1.
“Lesser of two evils policy of Government” (2001) Pakistan Observer, Sept. 22.
“The emerging scenario” (2001) Pakistan Observer, Sept. 19.
“What’s wrong with having more provinces?” (2001), Dawn, July 7.
“Pakistan’s economic revival” (2001) Pakistan Observer, June 30.
“Upcoming Musharraf-Vajpayee summit” (2001) Pakistan Observer, June 27.
“Islamic state issue and Muslim nation” (2001) Pakistan Observer, June 23.
“Poverty and development agenda” (2001) Pakistan Observer, part I June 15, and part II June 16.
“Need for a new federal structure” (2001) Pakistan Observer, May 30.
“Meeting economic challenges” (2001) Dawn, May 26.
“Setting the future right” (2001) Dawn, April 29.
“On the crutches of myopia” (2001) Dawn, Mar. 11.
“Reform of public services” (2001) Pakistan Observer, part I Mar. 2, and part II, Mar. 3.
“Poverty and low human development in Pakistan” (2001) Dawn, Jan. 27.
“Economic crisis in Pakistan (2001) Pakistan Observer, part I Jan. 15, and part II, Jan 16.
“Reform of Pakistan’s fragile political system” (2001) Pakistan Observer part I Jan. 6, and part II Jan. 7.
“Musharraf’s political reforms agenda” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Dec. 21.
“System needs revamping” (2000) Dawn, Oct. 21.
“Governance issues” (2000) The Nation, Oct. 12.
“Devolution of power” (2000) The Nation, part I July 9, part II July 16, and part III July 23.
“Decentralization of power” and “Unique devolution of power plan” (2000) special supplement: Devolution of Power, Pakistan Observer, May 5.
“Citizens’ charter of human rights” (2000) Pakistan Observer, May 4.
”Need for an Islamic paradigm” (2000) Dawn, April 28.
“The political party system” (2000) Pakistan Observer, part I April 9, and part II April 10.
“Public-private partnership model” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Mar. 15.
“Quest for government” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Mar. 9.
“Local government: lessons we can learn” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Mar. 5.
“Decentralization of power” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Feb. 29.
“Pakistan, globalization, and the new millennium” (2000) The Nation, Jan. 23.
“The lessons learnt?” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Jan. 4.
“Reforming the system and economy” (2000) Pakistan Observer, Jan. 1.
“The Islamic paradigm of politics” (1999) Pakistan Observer, Dec. 1.
“Ethics, values, and the development process” (1999) The Pakistan Times, part I Nov. 22 & part II Nov. 23.
“Political and economic agenda for the next millennium” (1999) The News International, Nov. 2.
“Politics of alliances and agitation” (1996) Frontier Post, Sep. 16.
“Reform of the public administration set-up” (1996) Frontier Post, Sep. 2.
“Politics of expediency” (1996) Frontier Post, June 28.
“Change for the better” (1996) Frontier Post, June 21.
“Historical perspective Bharitiya Janata Party (BJP): roots of venom” (1996) Frontier Post, May 31
“Caution is the watchword” (1996) Frontier Post, June 7.
“Facing the reality” (1996), Frontier Post, Jan. 26.
“A shadow of gloom” (1996) Frontier Post, Jan. 19.
“Rivals till eternity” (1996) Frontier Post, Jan. 1.
“Peace too precious” (1995) Frontier Post, Dec. 29.
“Pakistan: Facing the population challenge” (1987) The Muslim, Aug. 11.
“A special report on defense technology” (1987) Urdu translation Jang Magazine, Jan. 10.
“Sindh in turmoil” (1986) Urdu translation Jang Magazine Part I Sept. 25; and Part II, Dec. 18.
“A report on the educational crisis in Pakistan” (1986) Dawn. Part I Aug. 8; Part II Aug. 14; and Part III Aug. 22.
Participant, Seminar on Diplomatic Training, Foreign Service Academy, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad April 24-26, 2007.
Member, Editorial Review Board, “Political Science” Scientific Journals International (SJI) Saint Cloud, MN, USA, April 2007- present.
Assistant Editor, International Affairs Forum, Center for International Relations, Herndon, VA, USA, May 2005 – Present.
Member, Board of Trustees, Center of Knowledge Generation, Institute of Research & Emerging sciences, Islamabad, January 2005- present.
External Examiner, M.Phil dissertation, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, April 16, 2007
Guest Speaker, “Good Governance in the Government of Pakistan”, Pakistan Planning and Management Institute, Planning and Development Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Dec. 19, 2006.
Radio Interview “Seven Years of General Musharraf”, Catalunya Radio, the national radio network in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain Dec. 17, 2006.
Instructor, “Report writing mechanics”, Pakistan Planning and Management Institute, Planning and Development Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Feb. 15, 2002, May 21, 2003 and May 19, 2004, Nov. 8. & 14, 2006.
Interviewed by Fars News Agency International (Islamic Republic of Iran) “ Islamic Revolution Anniversary, Jasn 24, 2007; USA-Iran Relations” Oct. 28, 2006 published in Issue No. 8508090583 12/8/85 > & “Political Developments in the Iranian nuclear issue” on October 2, 2006 published in Issue No. 8506240197 24/6/85< www.farsnews.com>
Comments published on “Shaping the Future”, “Global Challenges to Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century” The Future of Sustainability: Have Your Say! IUCN
Response note on “Military in the Middle East?" Roundtable Forum - Middle East Conflict Center for International; Relations, USA
Comment on “How can microfinance reduce the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable communities?” Insecurityforum (2005)
Panelist, Current Affairs television program, ATV Islamabad, July 20, 2006.
General Participant, Seventh Annual Global Development Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 19-21, 2006
Instructor, “Report writing mechanics”, Institute of Research & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, March- May 2005.
Expert, Selection Board, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab, Jan. 25, 2003.
Consultant, Institute of Business Administration & Technology, Islamabad, Training of
Election Staff, Election Commission of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan, Sep. 4-6, 2002.
Conducted one-day workshop on “Framing the governance component of the conservation policy in the Northern Areas, Government of Pakistan”, IUCN - The World conservation Union, Gilgit, July 15, 2001 and submitted report.
Discussant, program on current affairs, Pakistan Television, Islamabad, May 17, 2001.
Consultant, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) - Intercooperation, Natural Resources Management Program, Appraisal Mission for Institutional Transformation of NWFP Agriculture Department, Mar. 12-22, 2001.
Participant, Roundtable discussion on Bangladesh and South Asian Regional Security, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Feb. 27, 2001.
Consultant, The Chitral Conservation Strategy, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Islamabad, submitted report on “Proposed Local Government System and Sustainable Conservation of Renewable Resources in Chitral, NWFP, June 7-10, 2000. See Minutes of the Chitral Conservation Strategy 3 Roundtable Meeting
Consultant, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Scoping Mission on Governance, Feb. 22 - Mar. 22, 2000 Follow-up on May 4-12, July 23 and Aug. 28, 2000.
Delegate, World Conference on Governance (WorldCOG), “From Government to Governance: Moving into the 21st Century”, Manila, Philippines, May 31-June 4, 1999.
Academic Program Coordinator, D-8 Conference on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, hosted by the Planning and Development Division, Good Governance Group, Islamabad, Feb. 20-21, 1999.
Editor, D-8 Conference Report on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, Feb. 20-21 1999, Islamabad: Government of Pakistan, Planning and Development Division, Good Governance Group, 1999.
Participant in LDG workshop “Decentralization of Development Management to Provincial and District Levels” UNDP and Federal Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Islamabad, 12-13 Mar. 1998. Chairperson, working group on constitutional, legal and political issues. For an Executive Summary of LDG workshop see
Participant in a two-day national workshop on “Performance Indicators in Public Sector Organizations” Good Governance Group, Prime Minister’s 2010 Program, Federal Ministry of Planning and Development, 21-22 Jan. 1998. Chairperson, Working Group on Public Sector Issues.
Consultant on Inputs on Pakistan’s Past Year Political Events and Future Trends in the Process of Formulating SDC Annual Program, Swiss Development Cooperation (SCD), Embassy of Switzerland, Islamabad, Oct. 22-31, 1995.
Reviewer of text on Islamic Civilization, Council of Islamic Education, California, USA, 1993.
Faculty Adviser, Muslim Students Association, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 1991-1992.
“Decision-making: Environment and other factors impinging on the process of decision-making at higher levels/crisis management”, Armed Forces War Course, National Defense College, Islamabad, Dec. 12, 2005.
“Iran: Views with regards to the strategic challenge”, NDC-NDU Strategic Dialogue, National Defense College, Islamabad, Sep. 26-27, 2005.
“India-Pakistan Relations: Contemporary Developments”, Institute of Research & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, May 6, 2005.
“Muslims in America: Political development of a minority community”, Seventh American Studies Conference, Area Study Center, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Sep. 17-18, 2003.
Key note speaker, “Salient governance issues and the Musharraf-Jamali Government: A case study of Pakistan”, National Conference on Pakistan: New Challenges and Options for Regional and Global Adjustments, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore April 8-9, 2003.
“Impact of political factors on the business environment in Pakistan”, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, July 10, 2002.
“Governance issues, the individual, and the police service”, Punjab Police College, Sihala, April 9, 2002.
“Productivity through good governance”, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi, Dec. 1, 1999.
“Crisis of governance in Pakistan”, Foreign Services Academy, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Nov. 29, 1999.
“Good governance and quality management in Pakistan” National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi, July 9, 1999.
“Pakistan and its relations with the Muslim world”, Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore, Aug. 12, 1998.
“The Gulf: A geopolitical and geo-strategic survey”, Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore, Mar. 21, 1997
“Fifty years of Pakistan: Political stability and process of democratization”, FRIENDS Seminar, Lahore, Aug. 26, 1997.
“China and South Asia: Current foreign policy dynamics”, FRIENDS Seminar, Lahore, June 7, 1997.
“State, constitution and nationalism”, National Bank of Pakistan Staff College, Lahore, Sep. 26, 1996.
“American Government and Political system” Directorate of Staff Development, Education Department, Government of the Punjab, Lahore, June 20 and 21, 1995
“Pakistan, Arab, and Persian Nationalism and the Concept of the Islamic Nation: contradictions in Thought and Practice in Contemporary Iran, Egypt and Pakistan”, Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Symposium – Regional Conference, Northern Arizona University, USA, Sep. 27-28, 1991.
“Unraveling the Myths of Islam and the West”, International Association of Northern Arizona University, USA, Jan. 16, 1991.
“The Gulf War”, Teach-in, Northern Arizona University, USA, Jan. 16, 1991.
“South Asian Regional Cooperation, SAARC and the Future”, Colloquium on Asian and Pacific Politics, Department of Political science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dec. 11, 1987.
Place of Birth: Lahore, Pakistan.
Date of Birth: Nov. 25, 1955.
Married, two children.
Pacific-Asian Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, USA, 1987.
Teaching Assistant, Political Science Department, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 1990-1992.
Research Assistant, Political Science Department, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 1988-1990.
Modern Constitutions (UK, France, USA and Switzerland, Introduction to Social Sciences, Introduction to Development Studies, Introduction to International Politics, Politics of Pakistan, Introduction to Political Science, Modern Muslim Political Philosophy, International Relations and International Monetary Organizations, State and Society in South Asia, Constitutional Development in Pakistan, Modern Political Thought, Government and Politics of Canada, Western Political Thought, American Economics and Policy, Government and Politics in the USA, Politics of South Asia, Research Methodology, Western Political Thought, International Relations Theory, International Organization, Early Islamic Political Thought, American Government, World Politics, Critical Thinking, Management: International and Comparative Perspectives, Pakistan Studies.
Commission on Education and Communication, IUCN - The World Conservation Union, The Council of Social Sciences Pakistan
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