(Observer Status with United Nations)
Full Legal Name and Acronym:
Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD)
Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) is an International non-governmental organization;
Incorporated in Brussels Belgium as ASBL National Registration Number 882-569-148 since 2005.
Registered in Islamabad Government of Pakistan, Registration NO. VSWA / ICT / 1515-2132 as Non-profitable, Voluntary Social Welfare Organization Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance 1961 in March 2011.
Had Special Observer Status with United Nations since September 2009.
Registered as Non-Governmental Organization with United Nations from 2007.
Registered Head Office: Rue George Moreau 48, Anderlecht, Brussels 1070 Belgium.
Contact: +32 485 956 301
Registered Pakistan Office: House NO. 25-B,
Street # 36, F– 8 / 1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Contact: +92 331 502 6167
Liaison Representatives, USA, KSA, UAE, Denmark, South Africa, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Korea, Palestine, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Ecuador, Kashmir, Luxemburg, Tanzania, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, Magnolia and other countries.
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United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations-UN
Organization of Islamic Cooperation-OIC, KSA
European Network Against Racism –ENAR, Belgium
United State Institute of Peace-USIP, Washington DC USA
Ministry of Human rights, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad
Ministry of Religious Harmony, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad
World Association of Non-Governmental Organization-WANGO, USA
Council for Parliament of the World’s Religions, USA
Volunteer National Congress, United States of America
Conflict resolution of Kashmir & Palestine, Interfaith & intercultural dialogue and coexistence through awareness, conferences, lobbing, education, advocacy, research and media campaign. Dedicated to promoting peace, human rights, fundamental freedom, status of civil liberties, freedom of expression, and dialogue.
To work for Inter-faith and Inter-cultural dialogue, religious harmony and coexistence, avoiding clashes through discussion and available media sources.
To raise awareness of global social, political, cultural and religious conflicts, humanitarian issues, promote higher, skilled and technical training and education.
To work for handicapped, neglected, senior citizens and minorities, support them for the skill education, jobs, stipend and other basic facilitations.
To work for child labour, women empowerment, youth counseling and HID / HIV, Aids, health. Environment, community welfare and climate changes.
To organize seminars, conferences and roundtable talks on regional, national and International level about peaceful resolution of Kashmir, Palestine, inter faith dialogue, human, social, women, cultural rights and socio-economic development and peaceful religious coexistence.
To publish research reports, articles and pamphlets on sensitive and very important international, regional national and religious, social and political issues.
To arrange conferences, seminars and lecture series on dialogue between religious, political, social, cultural and regional conflicts, problems and suggest solutions.
To establish “Centre of Excellence for Peace Initiative” (CEPI) for education on human rights, peace studies, dialogue on conflicts, tolerance and coexistence in South Asia and European countries.
To present International reputed “PEACE AWARDS” to global fame personalities and dignities on their extraordinary and lifelong numerous services and achievements from all walk of life since 2000.
Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) formed by common consciences on January 5, 1995 at Islamabad (Pakistan). Its constitution is that of a non-governmental, non-profitable and voluntary organization.
The motivational force behind the inception of INSPAD is that being a “Think tank”, the need was felt to inculcate the spirit of unity, awareness, research and change in the society and bring them together on a common platform.
INSPAD committed to follow and promote Universal Declaration of Human rights, UNHR mechanism, OIC charter, Cairo Human rights Declaration in Islam, European Union Human rights treaties and conventions and other worldwide treaties etc.
We are committed to take peace initiative for protection and promotion of human rights, peace-building, social justice, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, conflict resolution, women empowerment, youth counseling, poverty elevation, tolerance, brotherhood, sustainable development, community welfare and peaceful religious coexistence.
INSPAD work in specify research, lobbying and make public opinion on strategic security, political stability, peaceful coexistence and harmonious environment in South Asia & Europe.
His Excellency Mr. Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan, Legendary personality Former President & Prime Minister of Azad Jammu Kashmir (Pakistan) is Life long Patron-In-Chief of INSPAD.
Founder President: Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum is the Founder President / Chief Executive Officer of the organization, had Masters in International Politics (Belgium), received International title “Ambassador for Peace” from UPF-USA (2007), Human rights Excellence Award from Prime Minister of Pakistan (2009) and Sitara-e-Simaj (Social Star) from PSA-Pakistan (2002). He is former Advisor to Prime Minister of Govt. of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir for Human right. He is eminent peace, human rights,coexistence activist & freelance journalist and columnist since 25 years.
Area of Expertise:
To offers objective, critical and non-partisan perspectives in five main areas: Peace dialogue, Human rights, Conflict resolution, Religious coexistence and Women empowerment.
Offer seminars, conferences and training, organize dialogue, workshops, and facilitate visits by international scholars for exchange of information and knowledge. Researchers worldwide are welcome to share their knowledge and expertise with INSPAD.
To offer to take research queries and provide answers from a panel of International Advisory Council comprising eminent worldwide experts in the related fields.
INSPAD invites scholarly contributions toward the advancement of analysis and understanding its focal areas in its soon to be launched refereed e-journal “Peace Initiative”.
Mirpur Declaration on Kashmir 2005
January 2, 2005. MIRPUR DECLARATION
Mirpur Azad Kashmir (PAKISTAN)
Organizer “ INSTITUTE OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT ( INSPAD)
This International Kashmir Seminar “Kashmir Peace initiative-----Future Strategy“ is the first step towards our committed goals. We feel pleasure in announcing the following communiqué to further the cause of ambitions and aspirations of the people in line with our initiative for peace and development.
This seminar resolves and declares that:
1. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is an in-divisible entity spread over an area of 84 thousand 4 hundred and 71 square miles (84,471 sq.miles) comprising Jammu, Vale of Kashmir, Gilgit and Baltistan, Kargill, Ladakh and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The future of the state should in any case be decided in accordance with the UN resolutions, which recognize the wishes and free will of the people of Kashmir and their Right to self-determination.
2. The Kashmiris are the foremost and basic party to the dispute. No bilateral solution could be acceptable without Kashmiris active participation. They will not recognize any treaty or understanding to which they are necessary for which recognize leadership from both sides should be associated to make the talks result oriented and fruitful. Such participation will otherwise be helpful.
3. It is criminal to term the recognized movement against occupation as terrorism.
The word has been maliciously exploited for political gains. It can in no case be applied to the Kashmir Movement.
4. The international community should not itself to be puped by cheap sloganeering like terrorism, it should rather play its due role in effectively stopping the genocide of innocent Kashmiris, molestation of women, illegal detention of youth in torture cells, extra-judicial killing and continued human rights violations of the worst type.
5. It also needs to be recognized by the International community that the Government of Pakistan has gone beyond limits in being flexible but the response from other side has not even been cosmetic. This attitude by India can, instead of allaying tension, further aggravate it, with disastrous consequences.
6. It also needs to be recognized that the Kashmir dispute is the root cause of contention between the two countries. Escalating the situation would be allowed to meet each other and have free access to travel to and from Azad Kashmir and and Indian occupied Kashmir. It would help in creating a conducive atmosphere and better understanding between the people in Kashmir as well as between the two nuke neighbors.
7. Kashmiri leadership from both sides of the ceasefire line should be allowed to meet each other and have free access to travel to and from Azad Kashmir and Indian occupied Kashmir. It would help in creating a conducive atmosphere and better understanding between the people in Kashmir as well as between the two nuke neighbors.
8. A small chunk of land be declared “demilitarized Zone” anywhere along the line of control to facilitate free meetings of Kashmiris.
9. Both countries accept and respect each other’s Independence and Sovereignty open heartedly on the basis of equality. Key to peace, development and prosperity of the South Asia region lies in resolving the Kashmir dispute as soon as possible. Any deviation from this assertion would bear no fruit.
10. SAARC should be made more effective. To create balance of power, China, Iran and Afghanistan shoals be included as a member to make the organization more functional, operative and suspicion free.
11. All political, religious, social and educational organizations and Institutions shoals express unity and solidarity on the Kashmir dispute and form a Intellectual consensus and a harmonious concord both at home and abroad, encouraging and facilitating non-governmental, non-political, think tanks and NGO’s to pave the way for a conducive atmosphere.
12. While CBM’s should be discernible and perceptible bearing sufficient evidence of their implementation they should primarily address the core dispute and not find solution in side tracking it.
To create pragmatically conducive atmosphere we suggest the following as the minimum requirement of any CBM to be taken seriously and to be recognized as credible:
• Opening of all natural land routes without any restrictions except of course with permissions from both sides as it existed before 1956.
• Troops from the population centre are withdrawn.
• All black laws are repealed.
• Kashmiris be allowed to travel freely anywhere, particularly on both sides of Kashmir.
• All prisoners be released.
• All properties confiscated or destroyed are compensated.
(Seminar Chief Guest: H.E. Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan, Former President & PM AJK and Supreme Head of All Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Conference, presided by: H.E. Mr. Lord Nazir Ahmed, Member British House of Lords, H.E. Mr. Sajjad Haidar Karim Member of European Parliament, Brussels Belgium and Hon.Chaudhry Khurshid Ahmed, Commissioner British Equality Commission, UK. and Honourable Guest Speakers: Prof. Dr. Basharat Jazbi Former Federal Minister, Hon.Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan President All J & K Muslim Conference, Hon. Abdul Rashid Turabi (JI), Justice retired Hon. Abdul Majeed Malik (JKLL),Hon. Syed Yousif Nasim (APHC) Mr. Irshad Mahmood (IPS), Raja Najabat Hussain (JKSDM-UK), Dr. Riaz Mahmood,(MC-UK) Mr. Ali Raza Syed (KC-EU)Belgium, Mian Mumtaz (KKC-Austria), Mr. Riaz Inqalabi Advocate President district bar, Azeem Dut Advocate (JKSM), Sardar Tahir Aziz (IISS-UK), Hafiz Anwar Smawi (JKLF)Ch. Bashir Ratvi (MC-UK) Abdul Khaliq Qadri (MC-UK) etc.
Brussels Declaration of Religious Coexistence
Brussels, Belgium December 1, 2007
We, the representatives of different faiths, communities and cultures, participating in an International Conference on Interfaith dialogue towards global peace, organized in Brussels on 1st December 2007 by two important sister organizations, Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) Belgium, have stressed the promotion of interfaith dialogue for peaceful religious co-existence, cultural harmony and understanding. We have noted that the multicultural society in Europe has become an example for the world to follow.
• The participants of the conference stressed the role civil societies play in creating social awareness about inter-religious harmony, human rights and respect of law, as well as the role of religious and spiritual educational institutions in promoting tolerance, mutual respect and human rights as human rights are part of all religions and civilization.
• The conference called for strengthening communication between the representatives of religions, faiths and European intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions.
• The conference urged the media and intellectuals to focus on principles that enhance values, equality, tolerance and acceptance of others after having thoroughly examined and discussed the common values of the various faiths and religions as well as barriers to building interfaith harmony within the international community and people. We declare our profound conviction that
· The various faiths and religions in European countries advocate peace, compassion, and tolerance among mankind.
· The promotion of human rights and fundamental freedom, including the right of individuals to choose religion or faith, can contribute to upholding respect for the diversity of faiths and religions, which is essential in combating extremism, intolerance, hatred and violence.
· It is more important for people of different religions and faiths to stand united and make clear that they will not allow the use of violence to divide them. We must all speak up against those who use religion to rationalize terrorism and murder.
· Promoting and protecting peace, justice, human dignity, equality, equity, genuine brotherhood, tolerance and friendly interaction among cultures and religions needs to be cultivated and nurtured to help create an environment conducive to building peace and harmony within communities and people.
(Presided by: H.E. Mr. Eric Tomas Speaker Belgium Parliament, Chief Guest H.E. Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan Prime Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir. Guest speakers – Ms. Marjan Locas (Holland), Ms.Daniel Caron MP (Brussels), Dr.Attiya Anayatullah MNA (Pakistan), Barrister Majeed Tramboo Executive Director KC-EU, Prof. Adion Worth Catholic Pastor, Councilor Leila Al-Kabachi, (Youth Association-Anderlecht) Mr. Phillipe Jacques, Mr. Hugo Verax UPF,Sardar Javaid Sarwer and Mr. Sardar Muhammad.Tahir Tabassum (host).
Islamabad Peace Declaration
Islamabad August 07, 2008: The Leadership Conference on Dialogue for Peaceful Coexistence adopted “Islamabad Peace Declaration” unanimously and expresses its deep concern over the ever-increasing pressures of conflicts, both overt and covert, threatening not only the widely cherished peace but the very existence of human race; Recognizing the fact that no one single agency or organization can alone pragmatically address the dangers, Conference organized by eminent European NGO Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD), presided by President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir H.E. Raja Zulqarnain Khan and Chief guest was Former President & Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir H.E. Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan and Former UN Assistant Secretary General Mr. Amb. Syed Zia Rizvi New York and The conference decided to contribute its bit. For that it has chosen the item of ethnic conflict as the most dangerous area requiring redressal as fast as possible before pragmatically address the dangers, conflicts erupt and engulf the world. The conference duly appreciates and recognizes the efforts being made at different level by eminent individuals and institutions. The sincere efforts by His Majesty Khadim-el-Harmain Shrifain King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud are very encouraging, forward step, towards the same end - Conflict Resolution by Peaceful Means. Our humble efforts can be considered as a continuation of the Makkah and Madrid Conferences, as also of Brussels Peace Conference organized by INSPAD on 30th December 2007. This conference strongly and sincerely requests the OIC, the European Union, The African Unity, including the United Nations to coordinate all international, regional even domestic institutes and even, intellectuals striving animate for the same objectives. This conference also recommends to the governmental and non-governmental institutions of influence and resources to coordinate and create an institution compatible with the gigantic task. In order to pursue and follow-up the agreed principles and premises so as to maintain continuity and persistence. The leadership conference appeals to all world organizations to help promote peace, harmony, mutual understanding, global fraternity and tolerance irrespective of clime and continents. The conference appeals to the affluent world bodies to hold such periodic conferences in every country to emphasize the usefulness and true vision of peaceful coexistence among world communities.
(Guest speakers were renowned scholars and Intellectuals Prof. Dr. Hugh Van Skyhawk Germany (Keynote speaker), eminent Journalist and Chairman Ideological Council Pakistan Mr.Zahid Malik, Former Minister of Minorities Affairs Professor Mr. Mushtaq Victor, Prof. Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Quaid-i-Azam University, Allama Jawad Hussain Jaffri Chairman Kashmir Cultural Academy Muzaffarabad, Anoop Singh Jaggi Advocate Attock,Miss Farhat Jabeen,and Institute Chief Executive Sardar Muhammad Tahir Tabassum (host), and others had addressed the conference).
National Conference on Palestine
Islamabad December 6, 2009
Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haidar Khan said that Peace impossible without resolution of Kashmir and Palestine in the world. Both territories people had many sacrifices for right to self-determination. The people of Pakistan and Kashmir will continue support to self-determination. United Nations must implement the resolutions on Kashmir and Palestine. War is not a solution of any conflict; we have to continue the dialogue on all these conflicts. If world want peace then needs to solve the political conflicts on principle and justice. He was speaking to round-table conference on United Nations International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People at Kashmir house, Organized by eminent think tank Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) on Sunday. Chief guests was Ambassador of Palestine H. E. Mr. Hezam Hussein Abu-Shanab and Federal Minister for Human rights H.E. Mr. Mumtaz Alam Gillani, Keynote speaker was Former Minister for Information & Secretary General PMLQ H.E. Mr. Mushahid Hussain Seyyad, guest speakers were Bishop of Lahore Hon. Dr. Alexander John Malik, PMLn leader Muhammad Siddique ul Farooq Rawalpindi, Prof. Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Sajjad, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, educationists Mrs. Ameena Naeem Shafi Rawalpindi, Chief Executive Officer INSPAD Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum, INSPAD officials Mrs. Maqbool Akhter, Kamran Azam Khan, Mr. Babar Hameed Gorsi, Mr. Irfan Tahir and Miss Aasma Tahir and others speaks on the occasion. Prime Minster assured to Palestinian Ambassador that Kashmiri people will not forget Palestinian struggle and Al-Quds Sharif; we will continue our humble support in future. He said that they sacrifices too much but still they are living in miserable condition. Both peoples are facing brutality and violation of human rights since long time. Prime Minister said that all injustice and terrorism must be finish and peace and development is needs of the day. Chief Guest H.E. Ambassador of Palestine, Mr.Hezam Hussein Abu-Shanab thankful to Prime Minister Azad Kashmir, and political leaders and Pakistani people for the continuous support to the people of Palestine. He said, we understand the suffering of Pakistani people of all the violence striking and we would like to see Pakistan safe and secured, as we see and an end of violence in Kashmir, Peshawar, Waziristan and Pakistan. Ambassador Hezam Hussein said that as I see today although competition between political parties, but they are all here today for Palestine, and I can say “Palestine unites” a politicians and people. He said that we fought back defending our lives, dignity, and freedom for decades and you kept supporting us. And today we are about to go to the UN demanding the deployment of UN resolutions on Palestine. He said that Palestine is about to win it’s liberty and independence, and a Pakistani Imam will give the Friday Khutba from Alaqsa Mosque celebrating Palestine independence, any pain in Pakistan is a pain in Palestine and pain in Palestine pain in Kashmir. He said that Palestine and Kashmir resolution can be provide ground to promote and protect peace, human rights and justice in the world. Both peoples are sacrificing since six decades. He said that in every inch of Palestine and Kashmir had bloods, sacrifices and devotion. We both are demanding our rights, it’s our sacred mission, and we will continue voices till to get the right of self-determination.
Federal Minister for Human rights H.E. Mr. Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani said that Pakistan government and nation supporting Palestinian from a day of first, we recognized Palestinian state firstly, and we admired the great services of late Chairman PLO Mr.Yaser Arafat. He said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto accept Palestine authority in 1974 Islamic Summit at Lahore. He said Kashmir and Palestine are core issues for the world peace. Mr. Gillani emphasizes that Pakistan government will continue diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris and Palestinian people. He said that Pakistan peoples Party creation of the Kashmir question by our late Chairman Bhutto.
Former Federal Minster and Secretary General PMLQ H.E. Mr. Mushahid Hussain Seyyad vocally said that terrorism and injustice will remove if Kashmir and Palestine disputes resolve. Both are facing tragic problems from 62 years. He said that Palestine is also our problem like Kashmir. Pakistan had firm commitment on Palestine from the day of first. Both had nuclear consciences and very alarming for world peace and stability. Prominent Scholar Prof. Dr. Lubna Abid Ali said that Peace no possible without dialogue, racism should remove by dialogue. She said we have to work on diversity, Pakistan facing very crucial terrorism itself because of international politics involve on this issue and innocent people are killing day by day. She said that tolerance, forgiveness and religious coexistence is a global demand now.
Bishop of Lahore Hon. Dr. Alexander John Malik said that we must spoke together not only on Palestine in every national issue and also on Kashmir. Both issues had very dangerous situation now and world powers must realize this alarming situation. Peace not possible in South Asia without the peaceful and durable solution of Kashmir, Kashmiris and Palestinian had a ling history of sacrifices. He said Christian community will continue full support to these both issue.
PMLN leader Mr. Muhammad Siddique ul Farooq said that our party stance is to supporting Palestinian and Kashmiri people till their right to self determination, if world want peaceful atmosphere in the world, then resolution of both conflicts is very essential and Israel and India must stop killing of innocent population and violation of humanity there.
Host Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) Chief Executive Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said that Peaceful resolution of Kashmir and Palestine is our core mission, we cannot forget Al-Quds Sharif occupation and we believe in the activities for promoting awareness of coexistence, dialogue and education. The efforts to learn and understand would bring Abraham’s Family and other religions into closer ties. INSPAD hope that we will be able to implement methods that will bring the people of Palestine and Kashmir closer as equals, tolerant and more enlightened society that lives in peace with the world and primarily with itself. He also said that UN is a strong hope for peace and development and we will admire the great services and efforts of Mr. Ban Ki-Moon in recent few months.
He said that 65 percent population of the world is facing hunger, poverty, illiteracy and injustice. It is essential to develop the society not dissolve it. We must narrow the widening gap between rich and poor. After the 9 /11 episode all the blame was laid on the Muslims due to lack of unity and cohesion amongst their rank and file. The situation is being exploited to the advantage of the West. Its not justified as Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and truth. He said the third world war can be seen looming on the horizon. Only we can avoid this nuclear war to resolve Palestine and Kashmir disputes and to promote coexistence and justice in the world.
The Prime Minister, Federal Minister, Palestinian Ambassador and guest speakers admired the services of INSPAD and CEO Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum to promote peace, human rights, dialogue and understanding in Europe and Pakistan.
The Ambassador Abu-Shanab warmly welcomed when he reached at Kashmir House, He had discussed with Prime Minister Azad Kashmir and Federal Minister for human rights and Mr. Tabassum on the latest situation of Palestine and mutual interest on lunch.
INSPAD presented special shields to Prime Minister, Minister Human rights and Ambassador Mr. Abu-Shanab. In the starting message of UN Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and Chairman of the Committee on Palestinian’s rights Mr. Paul Badji had read by Mr. Kamran Azam Khan, Director INSPAD & Mrs. Maqbool Naz in the conference.
EU role in Arab-Israel Peace Process
Molestation of the Kashmiri Women
Human rights situation in Europe
Pakistan Dangerous or in Danger
Women’s rights and development in Asia
Islam and West, President Obama visit to Cairo
Women Empowerment and World Economy.
Peace, stability and development in South Asia
Political Situation in Kashmir and Role of United Nationse and Management:
INSPAD is run by members of Executive Body; those formulate its policies and oversee implementation of the programmers. The members of Executive Body meet every three months to discuss issues and progress made during a quarter. Administratively the Institute is divided into program, administration and finance departments. The program department is headed by a program manager, Admin department by Admin manager and finance department by a finance manager. Three managers are answerable to the CEO and ED for progress of their respective departments.
INSPAD conducts weekly and monthly staff meetings to monitor progress. It also conducts external evaluation to determine the progress made, identify gaps and explore opportunities for enhancing performance.
1. Mr. Willy Fautre, Chief Consultant Europe
2. Sardar M Zeeshan Tahir, Program Coordinator
3. Ali Sajjad Shah, Coordinator Media
4. Mr. Misbah ul Haq Ahmar, Special Assistant
5. Mrs. Asma Farhan, Program Manager
6. Mrs. Sadia Shaker, Manager Administration
7. Aansa Qudsia Tahir, Manager Finance
8. Miss Misbah Nawaz, Manager Field
9. Ch. Ghulam Muhammad, Coordinator Overseas
10. Ms. Nasima Khan, Program Officer
11. Miss Sakina Arif, Event Officer
12. Mrs. Huma Sultan, Development Officer
13. Miss Saima Majeed, Liaison Offiocer
14. Mrs. Nuzhat Rizwan, Accounts & audit Officer
Board Of Directors (BOD) Pakistan
Board Chairman INSPAD H.E. Mr. Syed Zia Rizvi M Former Assistant Secretary General United Nations, Geneva.
President / CEO Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum M Islamabad
SVP / Director Prof. Dr. Lubna Abid Ali F Islamabad
Executive Director Dr.Nighat Younas F Islamabad
Member / Director Mr. Sardar Ghulam mustafa M Islamabad
Member / Director Mr. Babar Hameed Gorsi M Islamabad
Member / Director Mr. Masood Ahmed Ch. M Bhimber (AJK)
Member / Director Mr. Irfan Tahir M Gujranwala
Member / Director Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Butt M Islamabad
Member / Director Mr. Ayaz Ahmed Khan M Rawalakot (AJK)
Legal Advisor Mr. Munir Ahmed Farooqi Advocate M Islamabad
Corporate Consultant Sheikh Saqib Ahmed Ansari Advocate High Court Rawalpindi
Chairman Cllr. Liaquat Ali MBE, UK M Chairman, Board of Advisors
Chairman Mian Muhammad Rafiq Jhagvi M Chairman, Religious Harmony Coordination Committee
Board of Directors Brussels, Belgium European Union:
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum, M Brussels
President Mr. Amin Haq M Brussels
Member / SVP Ms. Jasper Anne Elizabeth, F Brussels
Executive Director Mr. Sardar M. Javaid Sarwer, M Brussels
Member / Director Mr. Syed Saeed Ahmed M Brussels
Member / Director Mr. Ahmed Shabir Mirza M Brussels
Member / Director Mr. Abdul Rehman Mian M Brussels
Member / Director Mr. Khawaja Salauddin M Paris, France
Member’s BOARD of GOVERNORS (BOG):
Chairperson Hon. Mr. Sardar Haroon Ahmed Ali M Lahore, Pakistan
Member Hon. Prof. Dr. Basharat Jazbi M Chief Advisor WHO, Geneva
Member Hon. Mr. Fida Hussain Kiani M Islamabad, Pakistan
Member Hon. Ms. Hanne Christiaan F Chair ICK, Sweden
Member Hon. Prof. Dr. Ravindra Kumar M Former Vice Chancellor, India
Member Hon. Dr. Mrs. Nighat Nasim F Sydney, Australia
Member Hon. Prof. Chouhdry Shafique MBE M Mayor High Wycombe, UK
Member Hon. Prof. Vonk Christiaan M Rector AU Belgium EU
Member Hon. Dr. Abdul Qayyum M Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Member Hon. Mr. Musarrat Khan Assi M Mardan, Pakistan
Member Hon. Chaudhry M. Rafiq Mohammadi M Mirpur, AJK
List of International reputed “PEACE AWARDS” holders Renowned Dignities since 2000-2010.
Her Excellency Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed F Former Prime Minister of Pakistan & Chairperson of the PPP
His Excellency Lord Nazir Ahmed M Member British House of Lords, UK
His Excellency Mr. Agha Shahi M Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
His Excellency Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan M Former President and Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir
His Excellency Mr. Syed Zia Rizvi M Former Assistant Secretary General United Nations
Honourable Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi M Chairman Edhi Foundation International Pakistan
Honourable Mr. Zahid Malik M Editor-in-Chief Daily Pakistan Observer Islamabad
Professor Dr. Hugh Van Sky hawk PhD M Professor of Comparative Religions, Germany
Honourable Dr. Maleeha Lodhi PhD F Former High Commissioner USA & United Kingdom
Honourable Mr. Amb. Masood Khan M Ambassador of Pakistan at Geneva now at China
Professor Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Chairperson F Department of Int’l. Relations Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Honourable The Justice Mr. Ali Nawaz Chowhan M Judge International Court of Justice, the Hague, Holland
Honourable Syed Lakhte Husnain Shah,
Dr. Mubashir Hussan, Peace Activist M Chairman Muslim Hands UK
Madam Narmila Desh Pande (Late), MP F Chairperson Asian Peoples Dialogue Forum, India
Universal Peace Foundation (UPF) www.upfeurope.org New York, USA
International Commission for Humanitarian Issues www.ichi.org New York
Independent Bureau for Humanitarian Issues (IBHI) www.ibhi.org Geneva
Human rights without Borders International www.hrwb.be Belgium
Peace And Collaborative Development Network www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org USA
Kashmiri American Council www.kashmiri.com Washington DC, USA
Peoples Organization for Peace and Education-POPE www.pope.org.pk Islamabad
Peace Service Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan
European Union Kashmir Council www.kashmircouncil.eu Brussels, Belgium
Japan Media Vision Co. Ltd Fukuoka Japan
European Office of the Human rights Brussels, Belgium
The Church of Scientology International www.scientology.org Brussels, Belgium
Council for Christian and Muslim Relations High Wycombe, UK
J & K Self Determination Movement Bradford, UK
Oriental Women Organization www.owopakistan.org Lahore
Kashmir Foundation for Human Development (kashfon) AJK Pakistan
Commission for Peaceful Religious Coexistence – CPRC, Pakistan
International Peace Commission on Kashmir, Sweden
Media and Peace Association of Asia (MAPA) Pakistan
Hamdard Foundation Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Aziz Begum Educational Trust, Punjeri, Mirpur, AJK Pakistan
Haque Educational & Welfare Trust, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Global Social Reforms Organization, Islamabad, Pakistan
Kashmir Writer’s Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Kashmir Project, Paris France
Asian News International, Islamabad, Pakistan
The International Advisory Council
Honorable Members of The International Advisory Council
Chairman International Advisory Council
• Hon.Agha Murtaza Poya,
Vice Chairperson IAC
•Ms. Yana KOROBKO
Member Founder and Secretary General
Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)
• Ms. Hanne Steen Christensen,
•Mr. Muhammad Asif Noor,
• Mr. Javed Siddiq, Resident Editor,
• Mrs. Jessiee Kaur Singh,
• Mr. Zahid Malik,
Daily Pakistan Observer,
• Sardar Muhammad Sayyab Khalid MLA
Former Speaker Assembly & Minister,
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.
• Mr. Bashy Quraishy,
Chairman European Network against Racism (ENAR)
• Mr. Javed Khan, Director,
Long life learning & Culture,
Harrow Council, London,UK.
• Mr. Ershad Mahmud,
Eminent Research Scholar,
•Ms. Yana KOROBKO,
Member Founder and Secretary General,
Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Sea (OBGMS),
• Brigadier ® Muhammad Saleem Wains,
UN Empowerment Expert,
• Mr. Ali Khan,
American Muslim Council (AMC),
Chicago, United States of America.
• Engineer Geyan Chand Singh,
Former Member Pak. National Parliament,
Former Provincial Minister, NWFP,
• Mr. Philippe Jacques,
Universal Peace Federation, (UPF)
• Dr. Monica H. A. Bauman, PhD
Trainer, Couch International Service,
Heemskerk, The Netherlands.
• Mr. Willy Fautre,
Human Rights without Frontier International(HRWF),
• Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf Zaffar,
Former Chairman Department of Islamic Studies,
Islamia University, Bahawalpur,Pakistan.
• Mr. Ananda Dahal, President,
Institute of Peace and Development (INPED),
• Raja Iftikhar Ayub,
Former Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan,
Dhirkote, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
• General (Rtd) Mansour Abu Rashid, Chairman,
Amman Centre for Peace & Development, Amman, Jordon.
• Dr. Leonard T. Kapungu PhD,
Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa,
• Dr.Prof. Parvez Iqbal Cheema PhD,
Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI),
• Prof. Dr. Mahfooz Ahmed, Chairman,
Department of Islamic Studies,
G C University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
• Barrister Qasim Ali Chowhan,
Advocate, High Court & Supreme Court,
• Mr. Hugo Veracx
The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP)
• Syed Yousaf Naseem, Former Convener,
All Party Hurriyet Conference, (APHC)
Azad Kashmir & Pakistan.
• Mr. Nazar Abbas Shah,
Chairman, Movement for Peace International (MPI)
• Mrs. Khadija Dahhaovi,
Former Council General of Morocco,
•Sardar Pervez Ahmed Khan,
District Manager UN-HABITAT,
•Ch. Manzoor Ahmed,
Monthly Arabian Post International,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
INSPAD observes the following process to achieve its goals and objects:
Mobilization, Awareness, Organization, Training, Campaign, Action and Evaluation.
INSPAD is a certified organization. It holds the certificates on Standard Management Procedures by the TVO; it also holds certificates from National Council of Social Welfare and Ministry of Women Development, Government of Pakistan, under the NGO Certification Programs. These certificates are acknowledged by all donor agencies and Government of Pakistan.The certification process reviews INSPAD’s management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and financial procedures and found them operational and transparent.
INSPAD focuses on three thematic areas:
Women Empowerment & Social, Cultural Rights.
Women's Empowerment, Women's and Children Rights, Legal Aid to Women and Violence against Women.
Community Welfare & Development.
Non Formal Basic Education (Primary Level), Adult Literacy and Health.
Democratic Governance and Regional Security.
Good Governance, Peace Education & Stability, Legislative Strengthening, Women and Politics, Youth Counseling.
Approach and Methodology:
INSPAD’s approach is derived directly from the political development and governance context in Pakistan. It encompasses participatory practices through activities and ensures proactive stakeholder involvement, particularly of the women. Participatory tools, techniques and lessons learnt from other successful activities are used to solicit stakeholders' input and facilitate both lateral and vertical cooperation. Effective communication tools are used to motivate partners, inviting them to play their leadership role. Furthermore, INSPAD emphasizes gender as an area that in the context of decentralization, devolution and improved legislative governance requires special attention. Mainstreaming gender into democratic governance process requires bringing women, workers and minorities to a position where they can take part on equitable bases in determining values, development of direction and allocation of resources. INSPAD also ensures that women benefit equitably with men from access to resources.
International Coordination Council:
China: G.M. Chaudhary
USA: Mr. Zahoor Wani Advocate
England: Mr. Basharat M. Shaker
Saudi Arabia: Sardar Rizwan Tahir
Turkey: Mr. Riduwan Mehmet
UAE: Mr. Gohar Ayub Saduzai
Germany: Prof.Dr. Hugh Van Skyhawk
Japan: Mr. Hummayun Mughal
Korea: Mr. Ishfaq Ahmed
Brunie: Mrs. Zai Jamila
Hong Kong: Mr. Syed Asim Naeem
Tanzania: Miss Dam Alidina
France: Mr. Khurshid Khan
Belgium: Ms. Klaarjie Ory
Holland: Mr. Jahangir Khan
Australia: Ms. Sarah Scott
Sweden: Dr. Naba Haq
Italy: Miss Fenia Sourligka
India: Prof. Dr. Bijay Singh
Bangladesh: Mr. Sohail Chaudhry
Nepal: Mr. Nenda Kumar
Spain: Mr. Sameeullah Khan
Magnolia: Mr. Tsogoo Ts
South Africa: Mr. Amir Hussain
Norway: Mr. Sibt Hassan Kazmi
Palestine: Mr. Ezzizeddin Hussien
Luxemburg: Mr. Ashraf Qureshi
Ecuador: Ms. Delia Gomezcoello Adv
Kashmir: Munir Hussain Qadri, Sri Nagar.
National Coordination Council:
Ø Islamabad: Mr. Sultan Mahmood
Ø Lahore: Miss Farah Sarwar
Ø Karachi: Mr. Dilshad Bhutto
Ø Peshawar: Mr. Sardar Azhar Khan
Ø Quetta: Mr. Mahnoor Jamali
Ø Sialkot: Tanzila Sehar
Ø Mardar: Haji Aurangzeb Khan
Ø Mianwali: Dr. Nusrat Naseem
Ø Chakwal: Miss Noshaba Minhas
Ø Gujranwala: 1) Mrs. Asma Farhan
2) Raja Parvez Khan
Ø Rawalpindi: Mr. Malik Safdar Ali
Ø Muzaffarabad (AJK): Sardar Samee Khan Adv
Ø Rawalakot (AJK):
1) Mr. Wajid Saeed Khan,
2) Miss Saima Majeed
Ø Mirpur (AJK): Prof. Dr. Riaz Mughal
Ø Bagh (AJK): Sardar Masood Ashiq
Ø Sadhnuti (AJK): Sardar Wajid Bin Arif Adv
Ø Gilgit Baltistan: Mr. Sarwar Hussain Gilgiti
Ø FATA: Ziaullah Khan Bangish