The Research Institute for Development and Evaluations (RIDE) is a not-for-profit, Islamabad-based think tank. RIDE aims at introducing and popularizing development discourses that offer an alternative to mainstream and Eurocentric narratives on development.
In this regard, an important task for RIDE is to engage academia and scholarly community in Pakistan in order to stimulate debates on development discourses grounded in Pakistan’s socio-economic realities.
In this context, today RIDE organised its first seminar at NUML, Islamabad on following topic:
Is corruption holding back Pakistan’s development?
Dr Farooq Sulehria has been the keynote speaker who is PhD in Development Studies (SOAS University of London). Presently, he is Head of Liberal Arts Department at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Author of ‘Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan’ (Routledge: 2018), Dr Sulehria is also a columnist for The News. He has also worked or contributed for a number of international publications.
Alhamdulillah, the event has been a great success. The seminar not only benefited the academic community but also generated a healthy debate on the subject issue.
RIDE will continue its endeavours to engaging academic community across Pakistan on various development discourses.