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Institute of Policy Studies (Pakistan)

IPS achieves its objectives through a wide range of activities and outcomes ranging from stakeholders. IPS believes in good governance, transparency (behavior), professionalism, and program effectiveness. IPS strictly upholds its independence, credibility and Integrity. It operates as a self-financed think-tank through endowments, sponsorships, voluntary services and private donations. Aside from its periodicals, publications and membership fees it generates revenues by providing consultancy services.

IPS has defined Pakistan Affairs, International Relations and Religion and Faith as its major areas of research and has developed an effective system of coordination of library and other facilities. IPS currently reciprocates with a number of national and international institutions and is engaged in scholars’ exchange arrangements with various research institutions within Pakistan and abroad.


  • Funding sources 1
  • Publications 2
  • Team 3
  • External links 4

Funding sources

Endowments, Sponsorships and Memberships, Professional Training Programmes, Seminars & Publications, Collaboration and Contract Research



  • Policy Perspectives (English Bi-annual)
  • Nuqta-e Nazar (Urdu Bi-annual)
  • Maghrib aur Islam
  • IPS News
  • Mabahis


  • Over 200 titles

Some of the recent publications

  • Medical Ethics, An Islamic Perspective
  • Pakistan between Secularism and Islam (Ideology issues and conflict)
  • Dehshat gardi or Musalman (Urdu)
  • China of today and tomorrow (Dynamics of relations with Pakistan)
  • International Refugee Law, Islamic Shariah and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
  • Islam International Law and The World Today
  • Essays on Muslims and the Challenges of Globalization
  • Asr-e-Hazir and Shariat-e-Islami (Urdu)
  • Afghans in Pakistan: Plight, Predicament and the Way Forward
  • Policy Perspectives, Special Issue on Afghanistan
  • Pakistan's Economic Journey: Need for New Paradigm for Development

Upcoming publications

  • Policy Perspectives, Special Focus on Middle East
  • Study on Pakistan's Religious Educational Institutions



  • Prof. Khurshid Ahmad

Director General

  • Khalid Rahman

Research Team

  • Prof. Anis Ahmad (PhD), Vice Chairman and Senior Research Fellow (Comparative Religions)
  • Prof. Safir Akhtar (PhD), Senior Research Fellow (Pakistan Studies)
  • Tarik Jan, Senior Research Fellow (Pak Studies and International Relations)
  • A.I. Shafaq Hashemi, Senior Research Fellow
  • Irfan Shahzad, Lead Coordinator (China, Economy, Development and Globalization), Assistant Editor, Policy Perspectives
  • Saleem Zafar, Research Coordinator (International Relations) Assistant Editor, Policy Perspectives
  • Nadeen Farhat Gilani, Research Coordinator (Pakistan Affairs)
  • Muttaqeen ur Rehman, Senior Editor
  • Akif Sattar, Assistant Research Coordinator
  • Ms. Hajra Zia, Assistant Executive HR/ Outreach
  • Ms. Hina Habib, Assistant Research Coordinator (Bangladesh Issues)
  • Ms. Fatima Habib, Assistant Research Coordinator (Strategic & Security Issues)
  • Ms. Fehmeeda khalid, Assistant Research Coordinator (Afghanistan & Central Asia)
  • Ms. Maria Khawer, Editor
  • Ms. Waqar-un Nisa, Assistant Research Coordinator (Energy Crises in Pakistan & Energy Security)
  • Ms. Rashida Hameed, Assistant Research Coordinator (IPS China Study Program)


  • Afzaal Naveed, Snr. Manager Admin & HR
  • Naufil Shahrukh, Manager Publications and Out-Reach
  • Faheem Ashraf, Dy. Manager Finance

External links

  • IPS Official Website
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