Get Latest Volumes of Pakistan Horizon

PIIA Events :

  • 18 May 2024A World in Turmoil

The Founding Council

K. Sarwar Hasan

1902-1973

Khwaja Sarwar Hasan, born in Panipat on 18 October 1902, was a lawyer, scholar and founder Secretary of Th…

A.B.A.Haleem

1897-1975

Abu Bakr Ahmed Haleem was born in 1897 in Irki, Bihar. He was educated at Patna University and the University of Oxford…

Shaista S. Ikramullah

1915-2000

Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, born in Calcutta on July 22, 1915, was a prominent politician, diplomat, and…

Altaf Hussain

1900-1968

Altaf Hussain, born in Sylhet on January 26, 1900, was an eminent journalist and writer. He was Director of Public Inf…

Jamshed Nusserwanjee

1886-1952

Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta, born on January 7, 1886, was Karachi’s first Mayor in 1933, earning the title “Maker of Moder…

I.H. Qureshi

1903 – 1981

Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, born on November 20, 1903, in Patiala, was a versatile scholar with a rich academic and…

Yusuf Haroon

1916 – 2011

Muhammad Yusuf Haroon was a prominent Pakistani politician and businessman who served as chief minister of Sindh…

Jahan Ara Shahnawaz

1896-1979

Jahan Ara Shahnawaz, daughter of Sir Muhammad Shafi, was a leading activist and politician. She served as the first…

Mahmud Husain

1907–1975

Mahmud Husain, born in Qaimganj, British India, was a pivotal figure in academia, education, and politics. He arden…

Agha Shahi

1920-2006

Agha Shahi was a distinguished diplomat. He joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1951 and was part of variou…

Mumtaz Hasan

1907-1974

Mumtaz Hasan, born August 6, 1907, in Talwandi Musa Khan, Gujranwala, studied at St. Stephen’s College Delhi and…

Shahid Suhrawardy

1890-1965

Shahid Suhrawardy was born on 24 October 1890 in Midnapur, West Bengal. He was a graduate of Presidency…

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs was established in 1947 as a non-official, non-party and non-profit making body dedicated to study and research in international relations, economics and jurisprudence. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Its precursor, The Indian Institute of International Affairs was established in Delhi in 1936 and moved to Karachi when Pakistan was created, by a majority vote of its members. Thus it is the oldest society of academic excellence in South Asia.

The Institute is the pioneer of public diplomacy in Pakistan. Since its inception, through lectures, symposia and seminars, it has provided a platform for informed debate on international developments and foreign policy issues. Presidents and prime ministers have made formal statements on foreign policy from the floor of the Institute and its members have been addressed by eminent statesmen, jurists, diplomats, and scholars from all over the world.

The output of the Institute is reflected in its publications, particularly in its quarterly journal, Pakistan Horizon, which has been published without a break since 1948. Its unique library holdings have been consulted by scholars, diplomats and members of the public from all walks of life. The library subscribes to 105 academic journals and newspapers and has an archive of rare books, newspaper clippings and other reading material.

The Institute is governed by a Council whose members are elected in the Annual General Meeting. The members of the Council elect the Chairman on an yearly basis.

Conferences & Seminars

The First Think Tank of South Asia

77 years of facilitating study and research in international relations, economics, and jurisprudence through publications, conferences, lectures, symposia, and seminars.

236+

conferences and events with scholars, world leaders, diplomats, eminent national and international speakers.

252+

academic experts and members contributing to our oldest society of academic excellence in South Asia.

Attend an Event

May
18
2024
Saturday,
18 May 2024 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m PKT
March
09
2024
Mr Muhammad Oves Anwar, Director, Research Society of International Law (RSIL), Islamabad, on International Law and International Crimes in View of South Africa’s Case against Israel and the Ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Ms Sana Pirzada, Barrister and human rights defender, on Psychological Impact of the War on the People of Gaza Mr M. Shahrukh Shahnawaz, Advocate High Court of Sindh and visiting faculty member, Department of International Relations, Karachi University, on the International Community’s Role in Resolving the Palestine Conflict
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
october
21
2023
  1. Ambassador Mustafa Kamal Kazi, former Ambassador of Pakistan to Russia, The Netherlands, Indonesia and Iraq, and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  2. Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori, former Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Mali and Mauritania
  3. Prof. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, former Chairperson, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and former Head of Department, Center for Policy and Area Studies, Institute of Business Management
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
June
03
2023
  1. Ambassador Mustafa Kamal Kazi, former Ambassador of Pakistan to Russia, The Netherlands, Indonesia and Iraq, and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  2. Ambassador Karamatullah Khan Ghori, former Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Mali and Mauritania
  3. Prof. Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, former Chairperson, Department of International Relations, \University of Karachi and former Head of Department, Center for Policy and Area Studies, Institute of Business Management (IoBM)
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
March
18
2023
  1. Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Adviser, National Command Authority, founding Director General, Strategic Plans Division, Government of Pakistan.
  2. Mr Javed Jabbar, former Senator and Federal Minister, Co-founder Chairman, Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC), Karachi.
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi
June
03
2022
Faculty Members &
Students of Different Universities
Library of PIIA Aiwan-e-Sadar Road Karachi

Library

The PIIA Library has the finest specialized holding in Pakistan on international relations with an excellent collection of over 36,507 books covering areas of foreign policy, international politics, area studies, peace and conflict studies, terrorism and related subjects. The library also has a number of reports, databases and bound volumes of 15,000 old journals. The Library receives over 100 journals and newspapers and maintains a unique system of newspaper clippings to facilitate research.

Pakistan Horizon

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs publishes its premier quarterly research journal, Pakistan Horizon, which is the oldest journal on International Affairs in South Asia. The first issue of Pakistan Horizon was published in March 1948. Since then, it has been published without a break.