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Research Projects
1-Research Projects
The successful securing of a research project on “Reconstructing Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Strategy: Setting Grounds for a Revised National Action Plan” in the Thematic Research Grants Programs (TRGP) of the Higher Commission Education (HEC), Pakistan for 32,90,625 Rupees (Under progress)
The procurement of funds from Gemstone Knowledge Hub, University of Delaware for a study on post-conflict developmental dynamics titled, “Gemstone Supply Chains and Development in Pakistan: Analysing the Post-Taliban Emerald Economy in the Swat Valley” (Completed)

2- CVE Knowledge Hub Proposal
“Countering Violent Extremism Knowledge Hub/ Research Network” at the Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) (
National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad (NUST)
The Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) proposes to house a ‘Knowledge Hub/ Research Network’ on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The Knowledge Hub will be situated within CIPS (at NUST, Islamabad), mainly focusing on scientific research and analytical undertakings related to (violent) extremism and its countering measures. The Knowledge Hub at CIPS will focus on the full range of issues related to violent extremism in order to explore, understand and analyze the varying dimensions and manifestations of (violent) extremism in Pakistan. This pioneering endeavor will be genuinely cross-disciplinary (in nature), uniting perspectives from political science, finance, economics, sociology, history, anthropology, ethnography, criminology, psychology, and media studies. The contextualization of “extremism” as a phenomenon thorough CVE Knowledge Hub at CIPS (NUST) is indeed necessary to arrive at possible remedial and countering narratives and contemplations.

3-Research Proposal
Research Project Proposals on (Violent) Extremism and Terrorism:
a. Project gauging the ‘normalcy’ in post-conflict rehabilitated North Waziristan Agency;
b. Subjective micro-analysis and assessment of the transformation from extreme ‘ideas’ to extreme ‘actions’ – outlining the development of a terrorist; 
c. Exploring the social dynamics of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement: stigmatization, identity and terrorism

4- Dr Makki’s Team
a) Faryal Khan
b) Aizah Azam
c) Ali Akash
d) Masooma Jafri
e) Maryam Tariq