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Climate of Militarization in IIOJK: An In-Depth Exploration of Human Security

Dr. Abida Rafique, a Research Officer at CISS AJK, presented her research paper titled “Climate of Militarization in IIOJK: An In-Depth Exploration of Human Security” at the 42nd Zoology Congress International held at UAJK on April 25th. The paper delves into the profound implications of the militarized landscape in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) on human security. Adopting the human security paradigm as a theoretical framework, the study explores the complex interplay between militarization and various dimensions of human security, including physical safety, economic well-being, and social cohesion. It highlights how the pervasive environment of militarization undermines individuals’ rights, disrupts livelihoods, and erodes community cohesion, thereby exacerbating vulnerabilities and perpetuating cycles of insecurity. Moreover, the research emphasizes the widespread displacement experienced by individuals in the region, who face threats to their sense of belonging and economic stability, further destabilizing the region. Dr. Rafique’s paper contributes valuable insights into the challenges faced by the population in IIOJK and underscores the urgent need to address the root causes of militarization to safeguard human security and promote sustainable peace in the region.

Impact of Line of Control on Biodiversity of Jammu & Kashmir

Addressing the 42nd Zoological Conference of Pakistan, ARO Abdul Rehman highlights the dire consequences fence raised by India along the Line of Control in Kashmir. This barrier disrupts ancient migration corridors, devastates ecosystems, and harms terrestrial wildlife through land mines. Cross-border firing by Indian forces exacerbates the situation, leading to increased incidents of wildfires. Urgent action is needed to safeguard Kashmir’s biodiversity and mitigate these harmful impacts

Addressing the Climate Crisis in Pakistan: Policy Recommendations

RO Qurat ul Ain presented paper on 42nd Pakistan Congress of Zoology ( International ) Conference on topic titled “Addressing the Climate crisis in Pakistan: Policy Recommendations” held on April 24,2024.
The climate emergency poses existential threats to Pakistan, manifesting in extreme weather events, rising temperatures, water scarcity, and sea-level rise, with profound implications for food security, public health, infrastructure, and the socio-economic fabric. Strategic policy actions are imperative to effectively tackle this crisis, necessitating clear, measurable targets and focused resource allocation. This paper presents policy recommendations across key areas such as adaptation, diplomacy, agricultural competitiveness, food security, forestation, and institutional empowerment. Additionally, key findings underscore challenges including coordination barriers among government departments, fragmented governance structures, adverse effects of poor coordination, lack of awareness and capacity, interdisciplinary knowledge gaps, and the imperative for informed decision-making to drive effective climate policies and adaptation efforts in Pakistan.

New Great Game and South Asian Dilemma: Analyzing Implications of US's Integrated Deterrence on South Asian Strategic Environment

ARO Tayyaba Khurshid Presented Research Paper on “New Great Game and South Asian Dilemma: Analyzing Implications of US’s Integrated Deterrence on South Asian Strategic Environment” At New Generation International Security Experts Conference organized by India Study Center, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad on 7th March, 2024.

Realpolitik in South Asia: Navigating the Great Power Competition

Syeda Tahreem Bukhari presented her Research Paper titled, Realpolitik in South Asia: Navigating the Great Power Competition in National Conference on South Asia: Evolving Challenges and Potential Opportunities (NCSAECPO-24) on February 16, 2024 organized by Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) University of Punjab, Lahore in collaboration with Paigham-e-Pakistan.

From Policies to Implementation: A Quantitative Study into Obstacles to Women Empowerment in Pakistan

On 17 & 18 October 2023, Asso. Research Officer Tayyaba Khurshid Presented her paper titled “From Policies to Implementation: A Quantitative Study into Obstacles to Women Empowerment in Pakistan” in conf. org. by Islamabad Policy Studies and FJMU.

US's Chip Decoupling Against China: Implications for BRI Initiative

On 24 July, 2023, Tayyaba Khurshid presented a paper on “US’s Chip Decoupling Against China: Implications for BRI Initiative” at “International Conference on Decade of CPEC and BRI: From Vision to Reality” organized by ” Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives, CPEC Secretariat, Higher Education Commission and  Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan”. 

Convergence of Image-fare and Social Media to Transform Pakistan’s Image

Tayyaba Khurshid presented paper co-authored with  Shahzad Akram on “Convergence of Image-fare and Social Media to Transform Pakistan’s Image.” The concept of image fare is relevant to understanding how countries like Pakistan are perceived at the international level. A country’s image can be shaped by various factors, including its political and economic stability, cultural values, and historical legacy. The paper will apply the convergence of image fare and social media as soft power to improve Pakistan’s Image Internationally. Images can be used as a powerful tool for shaping perceptions about a country and its people, and can influence decisions made by foreign governments, investors, tourists, and other stakeholders. Pakistan has made efforts to improve its international image in recent years, with initiatives such as promoting tourism and investing in cultural diplomacy. However, the effectiveness of these efforts remains a subject of debate.

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