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Shakirullah Dawar

Shakirullah Dawar
Higher Education Commission Islamabad Pakistan · Planning and Development

PhD (Development Studies)
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Introduction
Shakirullah Dawar is currently working as a Project Manager with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, Pakistan. Previously, he worked as a Research Associate with the Department of Development Studies COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. His PhD research investigates the violent conflict in Pakistan, its underlying causes, and impacts on social structures. He developed interests in conflict and its linkages to social structures, cultural heritage, and post-conflict development.
Additional affiliations
April 2014 - present
COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2014 - August 2020
COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus
Field of study
  • Development Studies
March 2011 - August 2013
Quaid-i-Azam University
Field of study
  • Asian Studies
September 2006 - February 2009
Quaid-i-Azam University
Field of study
  • Anthropology

Publications

Publications (13)
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The concept of 'gender and development' is still marginalised and misunderstood. After the armed conflict (2005-2009) and floods (2010) which struck the Swat Valley, Pakistan there was an influx of development organisations into the area. These organisations introduced projects focusing on both men and women, with the intention of assisting them ac...
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Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis on 27 May 1332, into an Arab family of the Hadramaut which had first migrated to Spain, then to Morocco, and finally settled in Tunisia. He received a thorough education in theology and philosophy at the University (madrasa) of Tunis. At the age of twenty, he entered upon his chequered career, beginning as a secretary...
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Youth are the backbone of any nation, and they are decisive in its development or destruction. A considerable portion of the population in both Afghanistan and Pakistan consists of youth. This paper discusses the impacts of unemployment, poverty, drug abuse, corruption, conflicts, and extremism on the experiences of young people in these countries....
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This paper aimed at analyzing the social inclusion of the Sikh community living in Pakistan with emphasis on social, economic dimensions. The mixed-method research approach was employed and data was collected from 94 respondents through questionnaires, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews, and analyzed using descriptive statistics and t...
Thesis
North Waziristan Tribal District (NWTD) in particular and the newly merged tribal districts of northwestern Pakistan, in general, experienced a protracted violent conflict since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The US invasion resulted in the mass retreat of the militants to the adjacent tribal areas, coupled with Pakistan’s military operati...
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Purpose of the study: The purpose of the study was to analyze the socio-cultural constraints that affect different dimensions of women empowerment in rural areas of Punjab province. Political participation and self-esteem were taken as dominant characteristics of women empowerment among lots of variables that collectively define women empowerment....
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In the last few decades, the cost of disaster has increased significantly in the world including Pakistan. Therefore, in order to reduce vulnerabilities and risks of hazards, more strategic and systematic efforts are needed at global and national levels. In 2005, the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) 2005-2015 played a fundamental role in initiating...
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Following the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Pakistan and the merged Tribal Districts, particularly the North Waziristan Tribal District (NWTD), experienced increasing violent conflict. This paper examines the causes of conflict in North Waziristan from the perspective of local communities. The study is based on qualitative primary data collec...
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This paper examines how and to what extent the violent conflict in the North Waziristan Tribal District of Pakistan distorted the traditional social structure, which embodies the informal social institutions of Jirga and Hujra. This violent conflict between 2004 and 2014 has appeared as one of the most urgent and crucial humanitarian and developmen...
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Community-police relations in Pakistan are often intricate, as are their reforms. Mistrust, political intervention, meager financial resources, lack of educated/trained human resources, over-expectations and miscommunication are some of the factors contributing to weak policing and poor community-police relations. The police as a service-oriented p...
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Community-oriented policing (COP) as a model has found widespread acceptance throughout the world both in developed and developing countries. Similarly, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been embraced by many developed countries to augment COP initiatives. However, very little is known about the application of ICTs in COP in de...
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Very less has been written on the archaeology of Waziristan. The aim of this research article is to explore the archaeological sites in Waziristan and draw the attention of the government towards the hidden treasures of Waziristan that had been surveyed by Sir Aurel Stein in 1926-1927 and Ahmad Hassan Dani in 1966. Afterward, no attention has been...
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Gandhara has played an important role in the promotion and spread of Buddhism to the adjacent regions. The religion also spread its architectural and artistic features and thus a clear picture of its influence can be seen in the neighboring regions. Many aspects of Gandhara and its civilization have been researched and debated upon by scholars arou...

Questions

Questions (18)
Question
I have submitted one of my articles to a journal and it's been 18 months since that article was placed in the Journal's Archives. Despite sending dozens of emails inquiring about the status of my article, the editorial team hasn't bothered to respond. Can someone guide me on this what does it mean if an article is placed in the Archives? Does it mean the article is rejected/accepted?
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I am writing a review article for the first time. Previously, most of my research work was based on the original research papers involving fieldwork and proper primary data collection. But, this time around, it's something new for me. Kindly guide me on this.
Thank you all.

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Projects (4)
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1) To gain a better understanding of police-community relations in post-conflict countries undergoing security and police reform: How can communities and police develop and maintain sustainable, trust-based relations? 2) To explore innovative ways in which information and communication technology (ICT) might enhance these relationships, and lead to increased trust, accountability police integrity and human security.