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Centre for Social & Political Research (CSPR) is a Karachi-based independent research institute dedicated to academic excellence and integrity of research and committed to improve policy-making and national development by bridging the gap between the policy makers and academicians from different disciplines of Social Sciences.

The center focuses on comparative, diverse and policy-oriented research, and strives to provide critical perspectives on the formulation, production and implementation of public policy. Researchers at this center conduct research on a varied range of policy areas: from the economy and finance to political and social sectors. The stress is more often on foreign policy, economic policy and political stabilization in the country. CSPR is not a lobby group or a campaign body. It is also not affiliated with any political party or interest group.

Mission Statement

The educated youth of Pakistan, at the present, is facing a problem of ideological disintegration and finds itself perplexed regarding social and political issues. This disintegration and perplexity may lead a widespread frustration undermining the necessary sense of unity and patriotism in our rising generation. Hence, a platform that not only guides the young minds but also provides them with an opportunity to express their fresh and thoughtful opinion is indispensable. In our opinion, establishment of such a platform would be a productive endeavor for the political and social stability of the state. Although there are quite a few local research institutions, but the institute that we envisage is unique in terms of providing the youth with an opportunity of active participation based on research and reason while not obtruding the boundaries of national interest.

Muhammad Haris

Executive Director

Muhammad Haris is a PhD Scholar in International Relations from KARACHI University. He currently teaches at University of Karachi, PAF-KIET and at Institute of Business Administration. He has his interests in Diplomacy, Defense & Security and the rising trends of Nationalism.

Shoaib Ahmed

Director Operations

With Background in News & Current Affairs alongside digital productions, Shoaib Ahmed has worked as Radio & Television Broadcaster for over 17 Years. While working with PTV, GEO TV, BOL TV, & many FM Radios, he has Produced & Conducted various Programs on Foreign & Current Affairs, International Diplomacy, War & Humanitarian Coverages.

Nausheen Samad

Research Associate

Nausheen Samad is a student of Social Entrepreneurship at Institute of Business Management and has interests in International Relations, Philosophy and Political Sociology.

Duaa Sohail

Research Associate

Duaa Sohail studies Social Sciences at IoBM, Karachi. She has a good command at social analysis. Her research interests are Social Change, Modern Philosophy and Global Politics..

Ali Asad

Research Associate

Ali is masters in Political Studies from University of Punjab. His main area of interest is in capacity building, governance, education, human development, socio-political and socio-economic state of affairs in South East Asian region; focusing Pakistan. He is pursuing M Phil in Public Policy..