Academic Articles Archive

A great deal of ruin in a nation: Why Islam took a violent and intolerant turn in Pakistan, and where it might lead “TYPICAL Blackwater operative,” says a senior military officer, gesturing towards a muscular Westerner with a shaven head and tattoos, striding through the lobby of
Dilemmas of Pride and Pain: Sectarian Conflict and Conflict Transformation in Pakistan: This study is about Shia-Sunni Conflict and the postconflict restoration of peace in Pakistan. It sets case studies of two “contested cities” – Jhang and Gilgit – within a wider national and international framework, examining the historical roots of
Class, Caste and Marla Housing Scheme in Rural Punjab – by HB Mallah:   The summarized version of this research report is published in the Social Science and Policy Bulletin LUMS Winter 2011. This research project was to examine national policy discussion on poverty and social policy in Pakistan. This study has
Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Strategy: Separating Friends from Enemies – by Dr Ayesha Siddiqa: 2011 Center for Strategic and International Studies. The Washington Quarterly • WINTER 2011, 34:1 pp. 149-162. DOI: 10.1080/0163660X.2011.538362 Ayesha Siddiqa is the first Pakistan scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of Military Inc.:
Two plus Two: While as many documents of Wikileaks keep pouring in, each document sparking many debates, opinions, arguments and such around the whole world. Same is also true for Pakistan. However, in Pakistan, generally speaking, the leaks have also so far
Time to let go Mr. Bond – by Sindhyar Talpur: Government of Pakistan is currently trying to introduce a RGST, a reformed General Sales Tax. One can't help but think that as so much of energy is being put into reforming tax system and increase revenue. Government may be
Gandhi’s legacy – by Bhikhu Parekh: Cross posted from Mahatma Gandhi information website I am most grateful to the staff of the Centre of South Asian Studies of the School of Oriental and African Studies for doing me the honour of inviting me to deliver
Contextualizing corruption in Pakistan – by Asad Sayeed: A report published by the Collective for Social Science Research [PDF Link] Here is the conclusion of the report The Way Forward That corruption is pervasive and endemic in Pakistan is without doubt. As we have seen not only
Beyond Madrasas: assessing the Links Between Education and Militancy in Pakistan – report by Rebecca Winthrop and Corinne Graf: Report published by the Brookings Institute: Overview: Increasing educational attainment is likely to reduce conflict risk, especially in countries like Pakistan that have very low levels of primary and secondary school enrollment. Education quality, relevance and content also have
Religious Minorities in Pakistan by Dr Iftikhar H.Malik: with thanks :minority rights group international Religious Minorities in Pakistan
Amnesty: Tribal Pakistan is a ‘rights-free zone’ – BBC: Note: you can download the full Amnesty International report referenced in this article here Source BBC Millions of Pakistanis live in a “human rights-free zone” in the country’s north-west, Amnesty International says. Residents of tribal areas face Taliban abuse
Democracy in Pakistan: the chasm – by Haris Gazdar: Source Economic and political weekly (With thanks to reader Hussain Bux Mallah for providing a link to this article) With the passing of the 18th constitutional amendment in April 2010, democratic Pakistan’s journey for political stability came within leaping
Life in Kurram and Orakzai Agencies – Report by Centre for Research and Strategic Studies: Source CRSS Life in Kurram and Orakzai Agencies
Economic Restructuring in Pakistan – by Atif Abbas: The LUBP is pleased to share with our readers a research paper written by Atif Abbas (Insaf Research Wing) on economic restructuring in Pakistan. The research paper was first published at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) official website: Link:
Lashkar-e-Taiba in Perspective – Stephen Tenkel: In 2006, the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba entered the Afghan theater, necessitating its increased presence in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The group is often mentioned during discussions of the Punjabi Taliban, militants from Punjabi