THAAP was declared on 6th July 2018 as the first Pakistani UNESCO accredited NGO in Pakistan under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage;
The shared vision of the THAAP Group is to bring together the various organizations within the group on a shared platform to further the vision of its founding directors and fellows.
THAAP Group’s mission is to enhance and disseminate knowledge of the culture and history of Pakistan through:
Research and practice with innovative projects and support of scholarship;
Protection and promotion of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage;
Diversity informed through a historic consciousness and its links to identity, social cohesion, development, and rights form the core of THAAP Group’s mission.
THAAP Group’s particular focus is on researchers and academics for they will, and can, lead the way and give Pakistan hope for a richer future. To achieve this goal, International Conferences are held on an annual basis, while Seminars, Colloquiums, Consultative meetings are organized throughout the year.
52nd Thaap Talk. Pakistan’s Wars by Tariq Rahman
THAAP arranged a thought-provoking talk on a recently published book entitled “Pakistan’s Wars”. Dr. Tariq Rahman, the writer of the book, presented a brief insight into the book while reading and discussing the content in his informative and enlightening talk. Prof. Dr. Tariq Rahman- Dean & Professor BNU expressed that the book “Pakistan’s Wars”
studies the wars Pakistan has fought over the years with India as well as other non-state actors. Focusing on the first Kashmir war (1947-48), the wars of 1965 and 1971, the 1999 Kargil war, and the low-level and covert military actions, the book analyses the decisions which led to them. While giving the details of his book, the writer claimed that most of these decisions were taken by cliques even when the highest office-holders of the state were involved in them. His analysis provides insights into the possibility of avoiding risky behavior patterns of the past for South Asia as a whole.
Eid Milan Aman Mushaira
Canadian Ramgarhia Society has honored Professor Pervaiz Vandal and Professor Sajida Vandal, architects and educationists from Pakistan, with lifetime achievement awards for their research work in highlighting the architectural legacy of Bhai Ram Singh, one of pre-partition Punjab’s foremost architects.