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Mahwish Hafeez


Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

South Asia, Southeast Asia and Kashmir

Ms. Mahwish Hafeez joined the Institute of Strategic Studies on November 22, 2006 as Research Fellow. Since then she has been focusing on South Asian Affairs. She holds a Masters degree in Defence and Diplomatic Studies from the Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, and Bachelor’s degree with majors in Journalism and Sociology. She has several publications to her honour and has represented the institute in many national and international seminars/Conferences.

Mail mahwish.hafeez@issi.org.pk

Issue Brief on “Analyzing the Agnipath model of Indian army’s modernization program”

The Agnipath model, introduced by Modi government on June 14, 2022 with the proclaimed intention of inducing efficiency in the personnel pay and pensions,...

Issue Brief on “Dwindling Religious Freedom in India- A Glimpse of the State Department...

“Attacks on members of religious minority communities, including killings, assaults, and intimidation, occurred throughout the year” stated the recently released U.S State Department 2021...

Issue Brief on “Growing Islamophobia in India: Shockwave across Muslim World”

Known for its anti-Muslim stance and policies, the ruling Baharatya Janata Party (BJP) under Narendra Modi found itself in an embarrassing situation when two...

Issue Brief on “Delimitation Report: Another Stab in the back of Kashmiri Muslims”

The nefarious designs of Modi government to change the demography of State of illegally Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir to turn Muslim majority into...

Report – Roundtable on “Rising State Repression in IIOJK”

The India Study Centre (ISC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) held a roundtable on “Rising State Repression in IIOJK” in collaboration...

Report – Public Talk on “Balakot Strike and its Impact on Destabilizing South Asia”

In order to commemorate Pakistan Air Force's victory over its Indian counterpart on February 27, 2019,  The India Study Centre (ISC) at the Institute of...

Issue Brief on “5th February – A Day to Renew Pledge”

“We have taken the issue to the United Nations and given our word of honour for a peaceful solution. As a great nation, we...

Report – Round Table on “Commemorating Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day”

To remind the world of the promise made to the Kashmiri people 73 years ago on January 5, 1949, the India Study Centre (ISC) at the...

Issue Brief on “5th January 1949 – A Milestone in the Struggle for the...

The right to self-determination is an integral part of the charter of the United Nations which came into force on October 24, 1945. The Article 1(2)...

Issue Brief on “Is Modi Phenomenon on Decline in India?”

The year 2014 saw Narendra Modi taking India by storm. Emerging as the most powerful leader in decades, Modi was seen as a messiah who had...