Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Pakistan Study Centre, Department of History University of Peshawar and a Karachi-based organization The Citizen Archives of Pakistan (CAP) jointly organized a Workshop on Oral History. It was held in the conference room of Pakistan Study Centre.

The workshop was inaugurated by Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam while Prof. Dr. Salman Khan Bangash History Department described objectives. The Executive Director CAP Swaleha Alam Shahzada gave a detailed presentation on the origin, development and importance of the oral history. Two trainers Alia Tayeb and Sultan Ali, from Citizen Archives of Pakistan (CAP) imparted training to the audience about various technicalities and requirements of recording and preserving oral history.

The workshop was attended by faculty members and students of Pakistan Study Centre and Department of History University. The participants took keen interest in the session and asked many questions.  Dr. Altaf Qadir presented vote of thanks to the participants and visiting team of the Citizen Archives of Pakistan (CAP).

The Institute of Policy Studies Islamabad and Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar jointly organized National Round-table. The theme of the round-table was “Repatriation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs): Status and the Way Forward”. The round-table was presided over by former Chief Secretary Rustam Shah Mohmand, while Dean University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. S. Minhajul Hasan inaugurated.

Those who read out papers included Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Brig (Rtd) Said Nazeer, Mr. Khalid Rahman  and  Mirajul Hameed Nasiri.

The programme was attended by scholars from Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. A sizable number of Peshawar University heads of departments, professors and youth from FATA was present on the occasion. The speakers took stock of the prevailing situation in FATA and discussed problems and prospects of IDPs’ repatriation as well as rehabilitation. The roundtable also finalized recommendations which will be documented and transmitted to quarters concerned soon.


Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Director, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar delivered key note address in a seminar, on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Sahaheed Benazir University, Sharingal. The seminar was attended by a large number of faculty members and students belonging to various departments.

Dr. Fakhar gave a background and details of the project. He said that the project may usher a new era of prosperity in Pakistan provided our leadership execute it with wisdom and statesmanship. He said that the CPEC has both problems and prospects. He said that the ruling party, should take all stake holders on board. The regional forces, on the other hand, though have the right to launch a campaign but they should refrain from making the project controversial. He said that CPEC has both internal and external challenges.  The neighboring countries may not tolerate it and they have already voiced their concerns. The Indian Prime Minister took up the issue with Chinese President directly.  The insurgency in Balochistan and terrorist activities all over the country, have a link with the project. He said that we need a far sighted leadership to face both internal and external challenges and make it a success. 

Prof. Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Provost and Prof. Bakht Zada Danish also spoke on the occasion.


leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more