Welcome To Peace Research & Advocacy Institute 

Peace Research & Advocacy Institute (SMC-Private) Limited is an independent and nonpartisan research organization based in Islamabad. The Institute studies the phenomena of terrorism and violent extremism and political and religious conflicts that impact domestic and regional security.


Our Vision

The Peace Research & Advocacy Institute envisions a peaceful, stable, and democratic Pakistan where issues and conflicts are addressed through legitimate and peaceful means under a democratic constitutional order. We see a Pakistan that embraces diversity as a social and political good. A democratic and inclusive Pakistan would help achieve lasting peace, stability, security, and prosperity for its people, and the larger world.

Our Mission

The Institute is committed to promoting democratic means as the top preference for the resolution of conflicts in Pakistan. The objective is to contribute to peaceful resolution of issues and conflicts that impact the country’s security and political stability. An effective solution to an issue must come out of a thorough research and analyses in a proper context. The Institute aims to offer a research- and evidence-based understanding of important political and security issues and disseminate policy recommendations to the stakeholders in the government, media, civil society, private sector, etc.

Consultancy services

As an independent and nonpartisan research body, the Peace Research & Advocacy Institute also offers consultancy services in the following areas:

  • Conflict research and analyses
  • Peace advocacy