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CPPG held a joint session on Technology and Policy with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB

2024-07-01T09:11:01+00:00

CPPG held a joint session on Technology and Policy with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) on 27th June.  The session aimed [...]

CPPG held a joint session on Technology and Policy with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB2024-07-01T09:11:01+00:00

Message from Dr. Saeed Shafqat

2023-01-05T11:17:10+00:00

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.

Message from Dr. Saeed Shafqat2023-01-05T11:17:10+00:00

Language Under Constitution

2023-01-05T10:33:15+00:00

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.

Language Under Constitution2023-01-05T10:33:15+00:00

The role of the judiciary – Case of the ‘No Confidence’ vote

2023-01-05T11:31:02+00:00

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.

The role of the judiciary – Case of the ‘No Confidence’ vote2023-01-05T11:31:02+00:00

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)

2022-12-19T08:51:24+00:00

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Masuma Hasan organized an International conference on its [...]

The 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)2022-12-19T08:51:24+00:00

Good Health and Well Being: Achieving Sustainable Development Through Adaptive Public Healthcare Policies

2022-10-21T05:51:53+00:00

Sustainable Development Goal 3 has been designed to achieve good health and well- being at a global level. Central to [...]

Good Health and Well Being: Achieving Sustainable Development Through Adaptive Public Healthcare Policies2022-10-21T05:51:53+00:00

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 Pakistan

2022-11-11T06:34:18+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 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 Pakistan2022-11-11T06:34:18+00:00

CPPG hosted and organised a talk with Professor Christophe Jaffrelot on his book ‘Modi’s India: The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and Ethnic Democracy’.

2022-10-20T07:30:09+00:00

On 17 October 2022, the Centre for Public Policy & Governance (CPPG) organised a book discussion on the historical and [...]

CPPG hosted and organised a talk with Professor Christophe Jaffrelot on his book ‘Modi’s India: The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and Ethnic Democracy’.2022-10-20T07:30:09+00:00

CPPG Book Launch Event: “China-Pakistan Relations in the Twenty-First Century”

2022-12-21T12:41:12+00:00

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,

CPPG Book Launch Event: “China-Pakistan Relations in the Twenty-First Century”2022-12-21T12:41:12+00:00

Media’s Role in Conflict Resolution: Framing of Government-TTP Dialogue in the Editorials of English and Urdu Newspapers

2022-12-21T13:15:51+00:00

By Ahsan Raza MPhil Government College University, Faisalabad 2018 Introduction This paper attempts to explore leading Pakistani English and Urdu [...]

Media’s Role in Conflict Resolution: Framing of Government-TTP Dialogue in the Editorials of English and Urdu Newspapers2022-12-21T13:15:51+00:00

The Dilemma of Dealing with Terrorism in Cyberspace and Peoples Digital Rights: A Case Study of Pakistan

2022-12-21T13:16:03+00:00

By Talal Raza MPhil National Defense University 2017 Introduction: The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center transformed the world [...]

The Dilemma of Dealing with Terrorism in Cyberspace and Peoples Digital Rights: A Case Study of Pakistan2022-12-21T13:16:03+00:00

Editorial – What is wrong with the Single National Curriculum?

2022-12-21T14:06:06+00:00

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.

Editorial – What is wrong with the Single National Curriculum?2022-12-21T14:06:06+00:00

CPPG’s Research and Policy Brief Development Module for the 3rd Specialized Component of the 32nd MCMC at PAS Campus, Lahore

2022-09-01T10:38:15+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

CPPG’s Research and Policy Brief Development Module for the 3rd Specialized Component of the 32nd MCMC at PAS Campus, Lahore2022-09-01T10:38:15+00:00

Book Discussion: China and South Asia: Changing Regional Dynamics, Development and Power Play

2022-09-01T10:37:25+00:00

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.

Book Discussion: China and South Asia: Changing Regional Dynamics, Development and Power Play2022-09-01T10:37:25+00:00
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