Country Reports

AFPAK Dialogue Forum 2010

Conference Report (Prospects and Challenges in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations)

Attached you find a report of the conference on Prospects and Challenges in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations, organised by the DSS Department, QAU in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Pakistan Office, on April 27-28, 2010. The conference report has been prepared by Mr. Ross Masud Husain, who very kindly consented to being the Conference Rapporteur.  more…

May 17, 2010

Parliamentary Elections 2008

Democracy in Pakistan on the Advance?

In the history of Pakistan, there were few events, like the elections of the 18th February 2008, which offered the political elites of the country a real chance to start anew in the politics. In the retrospective view of the events before the elections and - as their logical consequence - the elections caused a downright euphoria over the "dawn of a democratic new beginning" among the population and in the media, the question strikes one’s mind whether in all that the essential prerequisites for a political change were already created. more…

July 5, 2008

Pakistan at the Crossroads?

2008 Parliamentary Election

Throughout its brief history of 60 years, Pakistan has frequently witnessed turbulent times. The recent past is marked by many incidents that will have a lasting impact on the future of this country, founded on August 14, 1947. It seems that the year 2007 will go down in history as one of the most precarious years for Pakistan. more…

Dr. Babak Khalatbari, Zaib Nisa | February 16, 2008

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