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It gives me pleasure to share with you that since 2008, we have been publishing the Quarterly Research & News magazine. Over the years Quarterly has performed a very useful function of sharing the Centre’s activities and views of our guest speakers, while occasionally publishing research articles, policy briefs and consultative dialogue reports.
Language is one of the important aspects of society. It is not some words brought together but an entity that connects an individual to his family, identity, culture, music, beliefs and wisdom (Zalmay, 2017). Currently in Pakistan there are 72 languages spoken (provincial and regional) including the official languages Urdu and English (Zalmay, 2017). In 2014 the Parliamentary Paper highlighted that 10 out of 72 languages are near extinction and despite the fact that four major provincial languages Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi and Pashto/ Puhkto are spoken in four provinces of Pakistan, with the exception of Sindhi, the other three have no official status (Zalmay, 2017). The Constitution of Pakistan makes 12 references for language, dedicating Article 251 to language only (Jabeen, S. & Shehzad, W., 2018). This section of the paper discusses Article 251 and other articles associated with language in the Constitution that provide the insights on the significance of language.
Amidst an ongoing political turmoil, the supreme court of Pakistan gave a historic judgment on 7th April 2022. The Suo Moto taken by the Chief Justice of Pakistan as part of a 5 member bench redressed the concerns of the opposition that was due to pass a vote of no confidence against the sitting Prime Minister Imran Khan. The parliamentary session came to an abrupt end as the deputy speaker of the national assembly Qasim Suri refused to administer the motion of the vote of no confidence, citing a foreign conspiracy as the driving force behind the motion.
Reviewed by Roha Suhail Qureshi and Ajwah Nadeem. Dr. Mujtaba Piracha was ideally suited to pen the first-of-its-kind detailed analysis [...]
Reviewed by Nimra Zahid Mir. “Ethnic Federalism in Pakistan: Federal design, construction of ethno-linguistic identity and group conflict” is an [...]
Sustainable peace between India and Pakistan is imperative for the regional stability, security and economic development of South Asia. Therefore, [...]
The Pak – Afghan trade relationship has been obfuscated due to political and economic turmoil caused by regional instability and [...]
Constructive Social Conflict is a theory that emerges from sociology and is about embracing multiple frames of reference and standpoints. [...]
The Siachen glacier, located at the Indian subcontinent’s northwestern edge, has been a disputed region between the India-Pakistan border since [...]
The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Masuma Hasan organized an International conference on its 75th Anniversary Conference (14 & 15th December 2022)admin2022-12-19T08:51:24+00:00
The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Masuma Hasan organized an International conference on its [...]
The Centre for Public Policy and Governance was invited by the Pakistan Administrative Service, Civil Services Academy to conduct a [...]
Good Health and Well Being: Achieving Sustainable Development Through Adaptive Public Healthcare Policiesadmin2022-10-21T05:51:53+00:00
Sustainable Development Goal 3 has been designed to achieve good health and well- being at a global level. Central to [...]
CPPG hosted and organized a Roundtable Discussion on ‘Climate Change and its Relation to Social and Gender Equity’ with Andrew Shofer, Deputy Chief of Mission, the U.S Department of State, Mission Pakistanadmin2022-11-11T06:34:18+00:00
On 18 October 2022, the Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) organised a talk with the U.S State Department [...]
CPPG hosted and organised a talk with Professor Christophe Jaffrelot on his book ‘Modi’s India: The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and Ethnic Democracy’.admin2022-10-20T07:30:09+00:00
On 17 October 2022, the Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) organised a book discussion on the historical and [...]
Abstract As a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Pakistan is under an obligation to meet the prescribed targets. [...]
On 22nd September 2022, the Centre for Public Policy and Governance at Forman Christian College, Lahore launched its recent publication “China-Pakistan Relations in the Twenty-First Century” authored by Ayesha Siddique. Mr. Zhao Shiren, Consul General, Chinese Consulate in Lahore, was invited as the Chief Guest and Distinguished Speaker for the event. At the book launch event, Mr. Zhao Shiren, announced an Academic Scholarship Award of Rs. 100,000 for Ayesha Siddique, and a Grant worth Rs. 400,000 for the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG). The event started with Dr. Saeed Shafqat, Professor and Founding Director CPPG making the opening remarks, followed by a welcome address by Dr. Jonathan Addleton, Rector, Forman Christian College. This was followed by a brief presentation by Ayesha Siddique. The launch event was attended by Ms. Erfa Iqbal,
The Centre for Public Policy and Governance Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Cordially invites you to join us for [...]
CPPG hosted a meeting with Reed J. Aeschliman, USAID Mission Director at the Saeed Shafqat Resource Centre for Public Policy [...]
On the 19th of September, 2022, His Excellency Mr. Alfred Grannas, Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan visited CPPG with Ms. Dorota [...]
The Centre for Public Policy and Governance at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Cordially invites you to join us [...]
Research Topic : Peace & Conflict Resolution Introduction CPPG will assist a total of twelve M. Phil level students, six [...]
Contestations of Pakistani National Identity: Are we moving towards a less religious, more inclusive identity?admin2022-06-18T10:23:41+00:00
CPPG, FC College at Madison, Wisconsin (virtually) In 2019, I decided to form an FCCU panel for the prestigious Annual [...]
Mr. Bilal Lakhani is a recipient of the James A Wechsler Award for International Reporting and a graduate of Columbia [...]
Dr. Kiran Hassan, Research Associate Fellow at School of Advance Study, (London) and Coordinator Media Freedom Initiative at the Institute [...]
By Hanzala Khan MPhil Quaid-e-Azam University 2018 Introduction: The current Pakistan-Afghanistan border – also known as the Durand Line – [...]
Media’s Role in Conflict Resolution: Framing of Government-TTP Dialogue in the Editorials of English and Urdu Newspapersadmin2022-12-21T13:15:51+00:00
By Ahsan Raza MPhil Government College University, Faisalabad 2018 Introduction This paper attempts to explore leading Pakistani English and Urdu [...]
The Dilemma of Dealing with Terrorism in Cyberspace and Peoples Digital Rights: A Case Study of Pakistanadmin2022-12-21T13:16:03+00:00
By Talal Raza MPhil National Defense University 2017 Introduction: The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center transformed the world [...]
After the USA’s unceremonious exit from Afghanistan following a long, tiring and fruitless war, a political and diplomatic vacuum may [...]
A case of Ajoka Theatre and Olomopolo Media The Coronavirus pandemic has triggered a worldwide economic downturn, forcing many entertainment [...]
The Single National Curriculum claims to be a uniform syllabus being taught across Pakistan in a strive of the PTI government to eliminate disparity and provide equal opportunities for children. This policy is being framed to develop till 2023 following the details; grades one to five till March 2021, six to eight till March 2022, and matric to intermediate in March 2023. Punjab has accepted this policy except for a few institutes in the province including Aitchison college. Other provinces are reluctant to adopt this policy, notably the Sindh government, which has argued that “federation allows provinces in education choices so, we will see whether to adopt it or not”. The Single National Curriculum (SNC) is an abrupt policy transition of the PTI government to bring equality in the education system while ignoring the aftereffects to the students learning in different educational structures. The current educational structure does not necessarily fit in with the SNC pedagogy and language of the provinces. With an ideological thrust of uniformity on SNC, flexibility to sustain contemporary standards of educational institutes is minimized. Moreover, it would not allow those, who can afford, to pursue better options. Furthermore, the younger generation would be alienated from the regional languages and their cultural significance because SNC can’t advertise the cultural context and languages of all provinces. SNC also has a stereotypical approach towards women based on their representation. In the science subjects the references of Islamic teachings could adversely effect the views of the non-muslim students. The existing gap between the two syllabuses SNC and previous needs to be filled first, before implementing such a wide-ranging policy.
CPPG’s Research and Policy Brief Development Module for the 3rd Specialized Component of the 32nd MCMC at PAS Campus, Lahoreadmin2022-09-01T10:38:15+00:00
CPPG’s Research and Policy Brief Development Module for the 3rd Specialized Component of the 32nd MCMC at PAS Campus, Lahore Between 21st December 2021 and 14th January 2022, CPPG was engaged as a consulting partner for the
The book brings scholars from China, South Asia, and beyond the region to dwell on regional politics, connectivity and development projects, great power politics, ideology and cultural aspects of China and South Asia engagement.
The new Consul General (CG) of the US Consulate General in Lahore, Mr. William K. Makaneole paid a visit to the CPPG on 8th November, 2021. He had a meeting with the Rector, Registrar,
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Dr. Saeed Ishtiaq FC College Ferozepur Road Lahore [...]
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Subject/Topic: Education, Health Policy, Media & ICT, Foreign Affairs, Economic Development, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Democracy & Governance Publication Type: [...]