Pakistan in 2020 Internal Politics, External Issues and the Rise of PDM

PR Discussions

28 December 2020

In 2020, as a part of the research activities in NIAS, the Pakistan Reader (PR) initiative started a "Certificate Course on Contemporary Pakistan." Young scholars from different institutions - from New Delhi to Pondichery are a part of this NIAS Course and have been pursuing developments in contemporary Pakistan.

On 28 December, ISSSP is organizing a workshop - "Pakistan in 2020: Internal Politics, External Issues and the Rise of PDM." Young scholars are making the initial presentations on select themes; senior Pakistan scholars will act as discussants and guide the scholars' presentations.

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0930-1030 hrs: Inaugural Session
Welcome: Prof Shailesh Nayak, Director, NIAS
Introduction: Prof D. Suba Chandran, Dean, School of Conflict & Security Studies, NIAS
Inaugural Address: Amb TCA Raghavan, Director General, ICWA
Vote of Thanks: Prof Srikumar Pullat, Head, ISSSP, NIAS

1030-1200 hrs: Session-I: Internal Issues
PTI in 2020: Misplaced priorities between COVID-19 and opposition
Rishabh Yadav, Independent Scholar

Rise of the Pakistan Democratic Movement
Nishant Agarwal, Independent Scholar

Pakistan Military 'State Above the State': Challenges to its Endurance.
Dr. Farzia Yashmeen Chaliha, Assistant Professor, Jagannath Barooah College

Contraction of violence in Pakistan in 2020: State and Statistics
Muhmina Mumtaz Jahan, Phd Scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia

Discussant: Mr Rana Banerji

1200- 1330 hrs: Session-II: Social & Economic Issues
The rise and impact of COVID- 19 in Pakistan
B. Nireekshan, Postgraduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Ascending Pakistan: Reflections of Economy on global and regional dimensions'
Rakesh Roshan, Independent Scholar

Aurat March: Inching towards Equity
Sneha M, Postgraduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Locust invasions, floods and more: Pakistan bears the brunt of Climate Change
Apoorva Sudhakar, Project Assistant, NIAS

Discussant: Prof Mathew Joseph

1430-1600 hrs: Session-III: External Issues
The FATF tussle: Pakistan’s rush to get off the FATF’s ‘Grey List’ in 2020 sees no results
Abigail Miriam Fernandez, Project Assistant, NIAS

Pakistan-Russia: A Friendship in the making
Abhiruchi Chowdhury, Postgraduate Scholar, Pondicherry University

CPEC and beyond: China-Pakistan relations in 2020
Vishal Rajput, Independent Scholar

The Chinese shadow on Pak-Iran relations
Vishnu Prasad, Postgraduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Discussant: Prof Ajay Darshan Behera

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