by Nasir Khan
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
Pakhtuns intellectuals have watched the state of Pakhtuns for a long time. On the one hand they have taken pride in the glorious Pakhtun heritage and on the other hand they have resented over their material backwardness and have contemplated as to how to uplift the Pakhtuns.
On 21st January, 2006, enlightened academicians, intellectuals, scholars and
writers—both men & women—of Pakhtunkhwa after long discussion and deliberation
decided to establish BAACHA KHAN RESEARCH CENTER at Baacha Khan Markaz Peshawar.
The Center has the following aims and objectives.
BAACHA KHAN RESERCH CENTER is a non-partisan research center working independently under Baacha Khan Trust. The Center is striving for all academic work and practical objectives and research about various strata of the entire Pakhtunkhwa—Lower & Upper Pakhtunkhwa—in the field of, politics, culture, economy, education, history, sociology, anthropology, art and craft, literature and languages.
The name of the Center Baacha Khan Research Center (BKRC) is hereafter mentioned as Center in the Manifesto.
The Center is a non-profit organization and will accept only such financial assistance, which doesn’t in any way compromise its independence.
The Center comprises of the Director, Joint Director, Deputy Director publications, Deputy Director Information Technology, Advisory Board, Research Fellows and Secretaries.
The Center is established in Peshawar but planning to establish its offices in all other parts of the entire Pakhtunkhwa—lower and upper Pakhtunkhwa.
The Center will establish close liaison and collaboration with all NGOs and other national and international organization and associations working for peace, democracy, human rights, and educational and literary development of the people.
The Center impartially accepts material cooperation in extensive fields such as Technical Skills to the scholarly aspects of the Pakhtun/Afghan society.
All publications of the Center will be published in Pashtu, Dari and English, Urdu and if the circumstances demand, in any language recognized by UNESCO.
The Center will try to work hard for the well-being and welfare of urban and rural women both individually and socially, and will provide modern up to date knowledge and education for their awareness.
The Center will promote and develop social, political, economic and cultural values and activities in the light of the UN charter for Human Rights. It will strive for human rights, participation, democracy and pluralism.
The Center is duty bound to promote and encourage all scholars and researchers to contribute in all fields of knowledge and public awareness programs and planning.
The Center will encourage, promote and publish specific research projects concerning social, economic, cultural and political rights of the Pakhtun/Afghan.
The Center will organize seminars, symposiums, workshops and meetings for the cultural, intellectual and educational development of the people. It will evolve new strategies for finding solutions to the problems and issues that arise.
The Center will organize short and long courses in various branches of knowledge for the young generation. All modern apparatus of learning i.e., video and visual equipment will be utilized effectively.
The Center will organize seminars and conferences regarding current issues and problems whenever necessitated.
The Center will try to provide opportunities to all those students who have completed their studies, and will also initiate contracts for students who are interested in further studies in international educational institutions.
The Center will try to establish a well-equipped library with all local, national and international journals, newspapers etc.
The organization of the Center is as follow:
2. Joint Director
3. Deputy Director IT
4. Deputy Director Publications.
5. Advisory Board
6. Research Fellows
The Director of the Center will perform the following duties:
1. To participate on behalf of the Center in all-local, national and international meetings,
seminars and conferences and to defend the rights and scholastic status of the Center,
2. To sign agreements and protocols with other institutions and organizations on behalf of the Center and for the Center,
3. To sign, receive and reply all correspondence of the center.
4. To supervise all literary, financial and organizational matters of the Center,
5. To organize and chair the meetings.
The Joint Director, Deputy Directors, Research Fellows of the Center will be appointed by the Director with the approval of the Executive Body of the Baacha Khan Trust. The duties of the joint / Deputy Directors will be as follows:
1. To assist the Director in his daily duties,
2. To perform all the duties of the Director in his absence.
The Center will try to establish separate sections for the political, social, economic and cultural issues, problems and their solution concerning Pashtuns/Afghans under the supervision of some eminent intellectuals, academicians and researchers. All sections will work under their own respective heads and will co-ordinate as a team with other members of the concerned sections.
The Center will have its own regular and incidental publications. These organs will be in Pashtu, English and Urdu.
All publications of the Center will be of international standard and according to the new research methodology.
The Center will have an Advisory Board. The members of the Advisory Board are selected by the Director with the recommendation of Executive Body from Pashtun/Afghan and foreign scholars, professionals, experts and intellectuals. The duty of the Advisory Board is to inform the Director about new political, cultural, economic, educational, historical, sociological, and anthropological and other developments such as in the field of art and craft, literature and languages etc; and can advise on other related matters