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The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs was formed on April 19, 2004. The Committee has a total membership of 12 Senators. It has a distinguished membership of experienced parliamentarians and public figures. The proceedings of the Committee have created awareness among the public-at-large and have added to their interest in matters of national and international importance.



The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad is a government financed think-tank and research organisation based in Islamabad. The aim of the ISSI is to generate better understanding of regional and global issues affecting international peace and security.

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute is a research institute dedicated to undertake analyses and evaluations of important national and international politico-strategic issues and developments affecting Pakistan, South Asia, and the world affairs. It also publishes journals, fact files, research paper and books. It regularly holds national and international level seminars, workshops, conferences, and in house discussions with other institutes on diverse strategic and policy issues of national and international interest.

Since 1995 the Area Study Centre for Europe has regularly held annual international conferences and seminars addressing issues of concern for South Asia as well as Europe. Europe’s relation with Pakistan, the Muslim World and the developing world are given particular importance. The seminars have been attended by reputed scholars from around the world and give students the opportunity to discuss current topics in an open and peaceful environment. The Centre regularly publishes the bi-annual Journal of European Studies which is abstracted by the Political Science Abstracts, Paris, and to date has also published more than 40 books on Europe.

The National Institute of Pakistan Studies is an autonomous organization and is a part of the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The aim of the institute is to raise awareness of different aspects of Pakistan's history and politics since 1947.

The Faculty of Contemporary Studies has been established to provide goal oriented programmes in selected fields of contemporary studies, and an environment conducive for academic, professional and intellectual development; provide advocacy and services to public sector and the civil society through its research endeavors and seminars. The FCS is a center of excellence not only for educating and training of students, researchers and the faculty but also for providing internationally recognized tools to conduct applied research and foster national consciousness and human compassion for the development of an enlightened society.

The Department of Political Science is catering for the academic needs of Peshawar but also of the whole province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The department aims at achieving continuous progress in imparting education / training to students so as to train them to shoulder future responsibilities. To achieve the objective, the department has been updating / revising its syllabi so as to cope with the education needs of a fast moving Pakistan.

The Centre for Peace and Civil Society is a non-profit civic initiative that was established in 2001 by a group of scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds ranging from politics to media and academia to writers and intellectuals. CPCS is an independent think-tank that works for strengthening the political and civil society based on principles of democracy, freedom, secularism and social justice. CPCS works with political parties, youth, women, mass media and other non-governmental institutions.

The Senate of Pakistan is the House of the Federation that is equally represented by all four Federating Units of the country, including members from the Federal Capital Territory and FATA. With a mandate to protect the rights of the Federating Units; the Senate ensures that devolution of subjects and powers takes place within constitutional parameters; thus strengthening the bond between provinces. Being an important component of the Parliament, the Senate also undertakes legislation that translates policies for the welfare and betterment of the Federation, the Federating Units and its citizenry. Through its Standing Committees, Motions and other mechanisms, the Senate holds to account and ensures transparency in Executive functions. Public accessibility is granted through public petitions; providing for redressal of grievances.


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