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Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Session 1
(9:00 - 11:00 am)
Inaugral Ceremony Recitation from Holy Quran

National Anthem

Opening Remarks by Dr. Humaira Jami (Organizer, Assistant Professor, NIP)

Welcome Address by Dr. Rubina Hanif (Chief Organizer, Director, NIP)

Address by Mr. Vincent Matteau (Senior Programme Coordinator, IOM Pakistan)

Speech by Dr. Tehseen Fatima Guest of Honour (Director Operations, Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees)

Guest speech by Dr. Mudassar Aziz (Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Norway)

Address by Mr. Mahmood Aslam Health Secretary KPK (Chief Guest)


Afghanistan’s Wars, Refugees and Decolonizing Trauma: The Devil’s in the Details
Dr. Furrukh Khan (Associate Professor, of Postcolonial Studies, LUMS)

Afghan Refugees- Issue of securitization
Dr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah (Ex- Home Secretary, IG Police Peshawar)

Tea Break
(11:00 - 11:30 am)

Session 2
(11:30 - 2:00 pm)
Oral Presentations
(11:30 - 1:00 pm)

Discrimination & Internalizing Psychological Problems: Recommendations for Psychological Care of Afghan Migrants in Pakistan
Ayla Khan (Ph.D. Scholar, Psychology Department, University of Haripur, KPK)

Fostering Empowerment through Psychological Care, Safety and Protection Among Afghan Migrants: Empowering Women Children and Youth
Dr. Huma Qayum (Assistant Professor, Islamic International University Islamabad)
Dr. Maimoona Ismail Loona (HOD Psychology Department, Islamic International University Islamabad

Perceived Discrimination and Psychological Wellbeing among Afghan Refugees: Moderating Role of Sense of Belongingness
Ghazala Fazaldad (Islamabad College for Girls- ICG F-6/2, Islamabad)
Dr. Mussarat Jabeen Khan (Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Islamabad)

Exploring Psychosocial Experiences of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Study
Hussain Murtaza (MPhil Scholar, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, İslamabad)
Benish Usman (MPhil Scholar, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, İslamabad)
Dr. Nelofar Kiran (Assistant Professor National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)

Intergenerational Transmission of War Trauma among Pak-Afghan Refugees
Nighat Altaf (University of Haripur

Uncertainty Detests Cooperation: Readiness to Host Afghan Migrants Among Youth
Sanam Younis (PhD Scholar, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, İslamabad)
Dr. Humaira Jami (Assistant Professor National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)

Guest Speeches
(1:00 - 2:00 pm)

Trauma Informed Psychological Care for Refugees’ Wellbeing
Dr. Aisha Kashif (Counselor & Gender Focal Point (Wellbeing), CISMS, UNDP)

Making Life Beautiful for Afghan Women and Children in Pakistan
Dr. Bushra Rahim (Director Home Department KPK / CEO ABPAW)

Lunch Break
(2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Session 3
(3:00 - 5:00 pm)
Panel Discussion
(3:00 - 4:30 pm)

Dr. Malik Hammad Lang (Technical Expert Human Rights, Member National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights)

Mr. Tanveer-ul-Haq (Senior Community Based Protection Assistant, UNHCR Sub Office Peshawar)

Mr. Syed Mohammad Shakeel (Field Coordinator, International Medical Corps)

Dr. Waqar Ahmed (Senior Migration Health, Physician Head MHAC IOM Pakistan)

Dr. Aisha Zubair (Assistant Professor NIP, Moderator)

Concluding Ceremony
(4:30 - 5:00 pm)

Recitation from Holy Quran

Overview of the Conference by Dr. Humaira Jami (Organizer NIP)

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Marsela Nyawara (Emergency Health Officer, IOM)

Vote of Thanks by Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif (Chief Organizer, Director NIP)

Speech by Dr. Muhammad Idrees Guest of Honour (Dean Social Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)

Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi Chief Guest (Minister of State for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety)

Tea Break
(5:00 pm)

Poster Presentations
Poster based upon theoretical and empirical work will remain displayed in the Hall for the whole day. These can be witnessed by the participants throughout the day.

Dr. Irum Naqvi (Coordinator, Assistant Professor, NIP)

Judges for Poster Evaluation:

Dr. Umme Kalsoom (HOD Department of Psychology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Peshawar)

Dr. Erum Irshad (HOD Department of Psychology, University of Peshawar)

Dr. Amara Gul (HOD Department of Psychology, University of Haripur)