Established: May 1979
Chairman: Prof. Khurshid Ahmed
Director General: Khalid Rahman

IPS at a Glance

Areas of Research

Pakistan Affairs: Society and Culture, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy, Education, Economy

International Relations: Globalization, Global Issues and Politics, The Muslim World, Pakistan and its Neighbors

Faith and Society: Madrassah Education, Islam and the West, Islamic


Research:In-house Research , Collaborations, Exchange Programs
Dialogue: Conferences , Seminars , Roundtable discussions & Lectures
IPS Press: Periodicals and Books
Outreach: Features, Articles, Briefings, Conferences and Participation in Electronic Media Programs
IPS LEAD: Youth Development, Professional and Management Training and Consultancy

Media Contribution: Features, Article, Briefings, Conferences & Participation in Electronic Media Program.

Capacity Building: Professional and Management workshops for Training and Development


Policy Makers: Politicians, Legislators, Bureaucrats

Opinion Makers: Analysts & Academics Researchers, Advocacy groups, Media, Concerned citizens

Professionals: Diplomats, Civil Society, Organizations, Business Community

Periodicals and Books

Policy Perspectives (bi-annual)
Maghrib aur Islam (Urdu quarterly)
Nuqta-e-Nazar (Urdu biannual)
IPS News (English quarterly)
IPS Update (Bilingual online monthly newsletter)
More than 250 Books and around 1500 Reports

Events (to date):More than 1100 seminars, roundtables, conferences and workshops

Library: Over 25,000 books. Available to Patrons, Members, Sponsors, Associates and Students


  • Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad
  • Asianet-Pakistan
  • Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ)
  • Chambers of Commerce and Industries of Peshawar
  • Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Gujrat in connection with various research activities.
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany
  • Hartford Seminary, US
  • History and Culture College, China West Normal University
  • Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS), Islamabad
  • International Centre for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), USA
  • International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), USA
  • International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad and its Da'wah Academy
  • Islamic Foundation, UK
  • Islamic Economics Research Bureau, Dhaka Islamic Development Bank
  • Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Konard Adaneur (KA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany
  • Madina Trust, UK
  • National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA)
  • National Youth Assembly
  • Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
  • Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA)
  • Positive Pakistan Foundation
  • Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan
  • Riphah Institute of Public Policy (RIPP)
  • Riphah International University, Islamabad
  • School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua, Beijing, China
  • The Henry L. Stimson Centre, USA
  • The Institute of Political and International Studies, Iran
  • University of Peshawar
  • University of Punjab
  • University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore
  • World of Islam Trust
  • Youth Impact

Legal Status

Registered under the Societies Act 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) having specified Memorandum of Association.

Tax Exemption

All donations to IPS are exempted from tax deduction under section 2(36) read with Section 61 and Clause 58 of 2nd schedule of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

NPO Certification

IPS has been evaluated by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and awarder NPO Good Practices Certificate in the areas of internal governance, financial management and program delivery. view certificate.

Join Hands with IPS

IPS welcomes all those who share its vision and are willing to join hands by making contribution in any form in promoting policy research in Pakistan. The panel of associates mainly consists of experts, academia, young and mid-career scholars and researchers who join IPS on honorary basis. While senior associates have an opportunity to share their experience and knowledge and disseminate their ideas through IPS seminars, conferences, periodicals and publications, IPS facilitates and guides young scholars who wish to excel in the field of research in their academic endeavors on topics of mutual interest.

Along with associates contributing in research activities, there are associates who may not have a direct role in research but share the IPS vision and wish to contribute towards its development and are making their input in their respective areas of expertise such as planning, management and human development. For those who share the IPS vision, options for contribution are infinite such as sponsorships for on-going projects of IPS, various forms of collaborations and support including patronship, membership and volunteer services. For further information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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