Saeed Rid, PhD student (Peace Studies) - in the news
Saeed Rid has written a series of articles in leading Pakistani newspaper The News International since October 2012 to September 2013. The first article was published on 10 October on new liberalized visa agreement between India and Pakistan which has relaxed the iron curtain style visa regulations between the two countries. The second article was published on 5 June 2013 discussing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s third tenure as PM and what it means for India Pakistan relations and peace with India. The third article was published on 10 July discussing Aman ki Asha (the joint peace initiative of the Times of India and the Jang group, the two largest Indian and Pakistani media houses) can use their strategic partnership with Rotary International to build peace at the grassroots in India and Pakistan. Saeed’s fourth and so far the last article in the series was published on 03 September on Pakistani government’s talks with Pakistani Taliban.
All his articles can be accessed on this link http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintWriterName.aspx?URL=Saeed%20Ahmed%20Rid
Saeed's research topic is: Interactive People to People Contacts (IPPC) between India and Pakistan: A case study of PIPFPD and Aman ki Asha peacebuilding efforts in Pakistan-Achievements, limitations and prospects.