Afghan Studies Center has launched its new publication ‘Afghan Studies Center – Working for a Better Tomorrow’ which covers its activities held from the period of January 2018 to December 2018.
The Center would like to extend its gratitude towards its young participants from Pakistan and Afghanistan, distinguished chief guests/speakers, trainers, alumni, social media followers, as well as all its well-wishers for their continuous support. 2018 was a great year for us as ASC transformed into a full-fledged Center, expanding the range of its activities; successfully conducting 12 youth dialogues and six training workshops, mentoring five Afghan interns, nominating 12 youth ambassadors, in addition to holding several other miscellaneous events.
The year also brought together 300 plus young Pakistanis and Afghans in two mega youth events to celebrate their cultural commonalities. We are also very proud to mention that the ASC alumni has grown over 500 plus which comprises 150 Afghan and 350 Pakistani students and young professionals belonging to Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, FATA, Hangu, and other tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as Kabul, Nangarhar, Ghor, Kunduz, Baghlan, Badakhshaan, and other provinces of Afghanistan. Majority of our young participants are enrolled in National Defence University (NDU), Bahria University (BU), Air University (AU), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamia College University Peshawar, and University of Peshawar amongst many others. Our interns from Afghanistan in 2018 hailed from Badakhshan, Ghazni, Kunduz, Ghor and Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Our goodwill ambassadors in the year 2018 comprised nine Afghans and three Pakistanis.
Afghan Studies Center believes that a constructive and positive role by the youth is the key to a prosperous future for peace and development, and the Center is playing its part in laying that foundation.
To download the publication, click here.