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PhD Pakistan Studies

(Human Rights Policy and Influencing), Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad (2018)

Master’s in Political Science

from Islamia University, Bahawalpur (South Punjab, Pakistan (1985-87)

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism: From Islamia University, Bahawalpur with 1st Division and got first position in the department (1986)

Graduated from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (1983)

Research and Publications

  • Research Chapter No: 4 on ‘Clearing Misconception about Civil Society in Pakistan’ in a book ‘Re-Interrogating Civil Society in South Asia Critical Perspectives from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh’ published by the Routledge (2021)

  • Published Working Paper #169, Connecting the Dots: Countering Violent Extremism through Corporate Social Responsibility, SDPI WP series, Dr Shafqat Munir Ahmad, Sadaf Liaquat & Alina Rana, May 2019

  • Research Paper on “Dimensions of Diplomatic Coercion in Middle East”, Muhammad Awais, Ahmad Khaver, Dr Shafqat Munir Ahmad, SDPI, May, 2019

  • Research Paper on “Evaluating Foreign Policy of Pakistan in the Context of Strategic Coercion”, Ahmed Awais Khaver, Muhammad Awais Umar, Dr. Shafqat Munir Ahmad, SDPI, Islamabad, May 2019.

  • Research study on “Content Analysis of Religious Publications”, Shaista Malik and Dr Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published in ‘Journal of Contemporary Studies’, Summer 2018, National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Published a Policy Brief No:65 on “Track-II diplomacy - Building disaster resilience in Pakistan and India, SDPI, Dr Shafqat Munir Ahmad, October 2018

  • Research paper on ‘Mediatization of politics and gender in Pakistan’ co-authored by Hassan Shehzad & Shafqat Munir, published in ‘CSR and Sustainable Development: A Multinational Perspective (Pages 156-173)- e-book (ISBN: 978­1­63415­327­0) published by Society for Education & Research Development India, 2015

  • Research paper on ‘Media Analysis of Women’s Participation in Politics’ co-authored by Shafqat Munir, Hassan ShehzadandAounSahi, published in ‘Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism’, 2014,

  • Research-based chapter titled “Forestry and Newspapers: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice” in a book “Forests, Livelihoods and Power Relations in North-West Pakistan”(268-290), Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by Sang-E-Meel Publications, Lahore, Pakistan 2013.

  • Research-based chapter in a book on ‘Water Resource in Pakistan’, Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by the UNDP Pakistan and UNIC Pakistan.

  • Research paper on “TRIPs and Public Health: What needs to be done in human rights perspective?”, Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal (2004).

  • Research articles on “Trafficking, South Asia and Pakistan”, Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by HIMAL, The South Asian Magazine appearing from Kathmandu, Nepal, Volume 16, No 9, September 2003.

  • Research paper on “Migration, Trafficking: Institutionalized Exploitation of Women as Negative Impact of Globalization”, Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by the world’s digital library on child trafficking.

  • Research Report for the Rapid Assessment on “Trafficking in Children for Labour and Sexual Exploitation, the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan”, Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by the world’s digital library on child trafficking

  • Research paper on “Child labour and combating strategies in Pakistan”, Muhammad Hassan Mangi and Shafqat Munir Ahmad, published by the Charles Stuart University, Waga Waga, Australia in March 2005.

  • Paper on “Vocational Education and Training (VET): Pakistan situation analysis (1959-2002) published by Ebert Friedrich Stiftung Berlin, September 2002.



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