COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM THROUGH CIVIC APPROACHES January 22, 2019 PAKISTAN INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT AND SECURITY STUDIES PICSS Round table: Final Report Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) organized a Roundtable on January 22, 2019. Topic of the session was “Countering violent extremism through civic approaches” while the guest speakers included Dr. Qibla Ayaz…

2018: Another Year of Decline in Anti-State Violence

2018: Another Year of Decline in Anti-State Violence

Islamabad 2018 saw a remarkable reduction of 45 percent in the militant attacks in Pakistan. A study conducted by an Islamabad-based independent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) revealed that the security situation has significantly improved during 2018 as number of attacks, resultant deaths as well as number of injured declined…

Pakistani Media’s role thoroughly debated at PICSS Conference

Pakistani Media’s role thoroughly debated at PICSS Conference

  Islamabad: 22 November 2018 Role of Pakistani Media in the context of National Security and National Security was extensively discussed in a one-day conference organized by a leading think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies. Some of the speakers were very critical of the role Pakistani media has been playing regarding national…

Press Release: PICSS Monthly Security Report.

Press Release: PICSS Monthly Security Report.

Terror Marching; Deaths and Injuries Escalate Islamabad: 2/12/2018             Violence continues to escalate in Pakistan as militants managed to inflict more human losses. An Islamabad based independent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) in its monthly report revealed that November witnessed substantial increase in deaths and injuries though number of attacks…

One-Day Conference on “National Security, Nation Building and Mass Media” on 22nd November 2018

One-Day Conference on “National Security, Nation Building and Mass Media” on 22nd November 2018

Media, as the fourth pillar of a state, has acquired a special status as it could be the catalyst for rise or fall of nations. Pakistani media, particularly the electronic media, has evolved over the last two decades but still remains in its infancy stage as it is facing numerous pulls and pushes. Cut-throat competition…

PICSS Initiates Monthly Conflict Review

PICSS Initiates Monthly Conflict Review

Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) has started a monthly ‘Conflict Review’ event in which emerging security trends and other related issues will be discussed. The first PICSS Conflict Review event was organized on September 11, 2018, at National Library, Islamabad. The event was attended by the diplomatic community, academia, retired personnel from…

Financial Pipelines of Madrasas in Pakistan

Financial Pipelines of Madrasas in Pakistan

  Director Research PICSS Gul Dad presenting key findings of the research project “Financial Pipelines of Madrasas in Pakistan” at a book launch ceremony organised for the lancing of the book “Role of Madrasas in Afghanistan and Pakistan” collectively written by PICSS, CRSS and CAPS sponsored and supervised by Royal DANISH DEFENCE COLLEGE.    

PAKISTAN SECURITY ASSESMENT 2017

PAKISTAN SECURITY ASSESMENT 2017

Pakistan, in last 2-3 years, has made a notable stride in fighting terrorism in the country manifested in the reduction of terrorist attacks and improvement in the security situation yet there is sufficient evidence to suggest that extremist tendencies and intolerance among masses are on the rise. The unfortunate lynching of Mashal Khan, a student…