Call for Papers: International Conference on “An Inclusive and Peaceful Society in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities”


The conference stems from a HEC sponsored research project “Towards Advancing National Narrative Counter to Violence, Extremism and Terrorism in an Islamic Perspective” led by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zia ul Haq, Principal Investigator (PI), and Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Munir, Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of the Project. The conference seeks to establish an inclusive society in Pakistan that prevents incitement to violence and promotes respect, harmony, tolerance and peaceful coexistence. Papers presented in this conference are expected to contribute in countering terrorism and existing culture of intolerance that have been plaguing Pakistani society for the past several decades. The conference will be an effort towards reconstruction of an inclusive and heterogeneous Islamic society that promotes respect for every citizen irrespective of his creed, color, race, ethnicity, language and region..



  • The process of the articulation of Paigham-e-Pakistan: a Pakistani national narrative
  • An overview of the contents of Paigham-e-Pakistan
  • An analysis of the efforts of Pakistan for eradication of violence, extremism and terrorism
  • The role of ‘ulamā’ and religious leaders in advancing peace and stability in Pakistan
  • Sectarianism and tendency of takfeer in Pakistan: reasons, effects and remedies
  • Educational institutions and their role in building peaceful societies
  • Constitutional and legal framework of Pakistan for prevention of hatred, extremism and violence
  • Islamic ethics of disagreement and its value for contemporary Pakistani society
  • Differences and diversity through justice, harmony and co-existence
  • Rights of non-Muslims in shariah & law and its application in Pakistan
  • The role of media in advancing peaceful and inclusive Pakistani society


  • Deadline for submission of abstracts (extended): April 30, 2019  May 10, 2019 at [email protected]
  • Announcement of the accepted abstracts (extended): May 10, 2019 May 20, 2019
  • Submission of full papers (extended): May 30, 2019 June 10, 2019
  • Dates of the Conference: June 26-27, 2019


Conference Organizers and Contact Details

1. Professor Dr. Muhammad Zia ul Haq

Director General, Islamic Research Institute (IRI) / Principal Investigator

International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan [email protected]

Phone:00-92-51-2281289 Fax No:00-92-51-2250821 (Pakistan)

2. Muhammad Ahmad Munir

Co-Principal Investigator

Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University

[email protected]

Ph: +92 51-9260278; Cell +92 331-9374155

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Call for Papers: International Conference on An Inclusive and Peaceful Society in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities


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