Department of Political Science

Ph.D. Scholars:

Waseem Ullah, (Supervised by:Dr. A.Z. Hilali)

Scholar Name: Waseem Ullah
Thesis Title: Pakistan Domestic Security Dilemma after 9/11: Perils and Prospects of National International Security Policy and National Action Plan (2005-2015)
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2014-15
Admission Date: 06-02-2015
Completion Date: 31-12-2019
Declaration Date: 10-04-2018
Supervisor: Dr. A.Z. Hilali, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. james F. Albrecht, Professor, Pace University, USA
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Mick Carpenter, Professor, University of Warwick, UK
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
2nd Examiner: Dr. Jafar Riaz kataria, , University of the Punjab, Pakistan
3rd Examiner: Dr. Zahid Anwar, Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Paper Published: Perils and Prospects of National International Security Policy and National Action Plan
Paper Authors: Waseem Ullah
Journal: Gomal University Journal of Research
Journal Catagory: Y

Ahmad Ali, (Supervised by:Dr. A.Z. Hilali)

Scholar Name: Ahmad Ali
Thesis Title: Changing facets of Pakistan's foreign policy: US influence as a factor 1971-200
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2006-07
Admission Date: 06-11-2006
Completion Date: 30-12-2019
Declaration Date: 31-01-2017
Supervisor: Dr. A.Z. Hilali, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. j Abel Rivera S, Professor, Social and Applied Alliance 44 Portland Street, UK
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Ayaz Naseem, Professor, Concordia University, Canada
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Sadia Suleman, Assistant Professor, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Sadia Suleman, , Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
2nd Examiner: Dr. Gul Muhmmad, Professor, COMSATS Islamabad, Pakistan
3rd Examiner: Dr. Zahid Anwar, Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Paper Published: Challenges to Pakistan's Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold war Era: 1991-2001
Paper Authors: Ahmad Ali
Journal: Global Regional Review
Journal Catagory: Y

Hassan Shah, (Supervised by:Dr. Abdur Rauf)

Scholar Name: Hassan Shah
Thesis Title: Voting Behavior in Pakistan: An Analysis of partisan and Floating Voters in General Elections 2013 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2014-15
Admission Date: 16-02-2015
Completion Date: 25-11-2019
Declaration Date: 06-02-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Abdur Rauf, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Jan-Peter Hartung, , University of Gottingen, Germany
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Roger D. Long, Professor, Eastern Mechigan University, USA
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Muhammad Shakeel Ahmad, Assistant Professor, COMSATS Islamabad, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Muhammad Shakeel Ahmad, , COMSATS Islamabad, Pakistan
2nd Examiner: Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Associate Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
3rd Examiner: Dr. Muhammad Ayub Jan, Assistant Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Paper Published: Candidate's Personality and Voting Preference in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Paper Authors: Hassan Shah, Zahir Shah and Wajid Mehmood Khattak
Journal: Global Regional Review
Journal Catagory: Y

Sajjad Hussain, (Supervised by:Dr. Muhammad Ayub Jan)

Scholar Name: Sajjad Hussain
Thesis Title: Information and Communication Technologies in party Politics: Internet and the Jama'at-e-Islami of Pakistan
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2012-13
Admission Date: 22-02-2013
Completion Date: 28-10-2019
Declaration Date: 12-02-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Ayub Jan, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Husnul Amin, Associate Professor, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Robert Glenn Howard, Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Christopher Candland, Associate Professor, USA, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Husnul Amin, Associate Professor, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
2nd Examiner: Dr. Rahman Ullah, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University, Pakistan
3rd Examiner: Dr. Shahida Aman, Assistant Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Muhammad Naveed Ul Hasan Shah, (Supervised by:Dr. A.Z. Hilali)

Scholar Name: Muhammad Naveed Ul Hasan Shah
Thesis Title: Pakistan-Iran Relations Since (2005-20015): Political and Economic Dimensions
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2011-12
Admission Date: 19-12-2011
Completion Date: 24-07-2019
Declaration Date: 31-07-2018
Supervisor: Dr. A.Z. Hilali, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Ludwig Paul, Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Neysha Ramjohn, Professor, West London College of Business & Management Sciences, UK
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Jafar Riaz Kataria, Assistant Professor, University of Punjab, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Muhammad Ismail, , Gomal University, D.I Khan, Pakistan
2nd Examiner: Dr. Jafar Riaz Kataria, , University of Punjab, Pakistan
3rd Examiner: Dr. Zahid Anwar, Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Paper Published: Iran Against Islamic State (Daesh): Political Impacts on Pakistan
Paper Authors: Naveed Ul Hasan Shah
Journal: Journal of Political Studies
Journal Catagory: X

Asghar Khan, (Supervised by:Dr. Taj Moharram Khan)

Scholar Name: Asghar Khan
Thesis Title: Streamlining Governance in FATA (Pakistan): A Study into the Challenges, Prospects and Responses of the Tribal People
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2008-2009
Admission Date: 21-10-2008
Completion Date: 13-02-2018
Declaration Date: 09-06-2017
Supervisor: Dr. Taj Moharram Khan, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Shabbir Cheema, Professor, Asai Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI), East-West Centre, Hawaii,, United States of America
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Sanaa Alimia, Assistant Professor, Zentrum Moderner Orient 33 kirchweg Nerin 14129, Germany
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Amna Mehmood, Associate Professor, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Amna Mehmood, Associate Professor, International Islamic University, Pakistan
Paper Published: Challenges to integration of the federally administered tribal areas (FATA) in the main stream Governance systems of Pakistan
Paper Authors: Asghar Khan
Journal: Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences
Journal Catagory: X

Arif Khan, (Supervised by:Dr. Taj Moharram Khan)

Scholar Name: Arif Khan
Thesis Title: An Assessment of the Peoples Party- Opposition Relationship in Pakistan (1972-1977)
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2007-2008
Admission Date: 12-02-2008
Completion Date: 28-07-2017
Declaration Date: 28-12-2016
Supervisor: Dr. Taj Moharram Khan, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Robin Celikates, Professor, University of Amsterdam, Holland
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Alvin Lim, Assistant Professor, Longus Institute for Development and Strategy, Singapore
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Sarfaraz Khan, Assistant Professor, University of Swat, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Sarfaraz Khan, Assistant Professor, University of Swat, Pakistan
Paper Published: Government-Opposition Relations Amidst the Provincial Autonomy During Bhotto Regime
Paper Authors: Arif Khan
Journal: Journal of Research Society of Pakistan

Saeed Ahmad, (Supervised by:Dr. Zahid Anwar)

Scholar Name: Saeed Ahmad
Thesis Title: Changing Pattern of Women Politics in Traditional Society: A Case Study of District Mardan Pakistan (2001-2014)
Program: Ph.D.
Session: 2011-12
Admission Date: 13-03-2012
Completion Date: 10-07-2017
Declaration Date: 28-10-2016
Supervisor: Dr. Zahid Anwar, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Shakira Hussen, Professor, University of Melborn, Australia
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Florin Pasatolu, Professor, University of Craiova, Romania
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Fazli Rahim Marwat, Professor, Bacha University, Charasadda, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Fazli Rahim Marwat, Professor, Bacha Khan, University of Charsadda, Pakistan
Paper Published: Women's Political Participation in Mardan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2013, General Election of Pakistan
Paper Authors: Saeed Ahmad
Journal: FWU Journal of Social Science.



MS/ M.Phil. Scholars:

Muhammad Ibrahim, (Supervised by:Dr. A.Z. Hilali)

Scholar Name: Muhammad Ibrahim
Thesis Title: The Geo-politics of Contemporary China-Pakistan Relations: Political, Economics and Strategic Compulsions (2005-2015)
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2014-15
Admission Date: 09-02-2015
Completion Date: 05-11-2019
Declaration Date: 31-10-2018
Supervisor: Dr. A.Z. Hilali, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Associate Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Ilyas Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Muhammad Ijaz Butt, Professor, Government College Township Lahore, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Associate Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan

Saleem Akhtar, (Supervised by:Dr. Muhammad Zubair)

Scholar Name: Saleem Akhtar
Thesis Title: Understanding the Challenges Paralyzing the Implementation of 18th Amendment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2014-15
Admission Date: 10-02-2015
Completion Date: 28-10-2019
Declaration Date: 20-12-2018
Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Zubair, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Ilyas Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Ashfaq U. Rehman, , Women University Swabi, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Ilyas Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Salwa Hakam, (Supervised by:Dr. Muhammad Zubair)

Scholar Name: Salwa Hakam
Thesis Title: Emerging Security Concerns in the Wake of Repatriation of Afghan Refugees in District Peshawar
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2015-16
Admission Date: 31-10-2015
Completion Date: 03-10-2019
Declaration Date: 20-12-2018
Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Zubair, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Ilyas Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Ashfaq U. Rehman, , Women University Swabi, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Ilyas Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Malik Kashif Ali Khan, (Supervised by:Dr. Shahida Aman)

Scholar Name: Malik Kashif Ali Khan
Thesis Title: Decentralization under the Local Government Act 2013: A case Study of District Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2014-15
Admission Date: 09-02-2015
Completion Date: 12-09-2019
Declaration Date: 04-02-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Shahida Aman, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Farman Ullah, Assistant Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Rahman Ullah, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan

Noor Ahmad, (Supervised by:Dr. Shahida Aman)

Scholar Name: Noor Ahmad
Thesis Title: Analysis of Anti-Narcotics Policy in Post 2001 Afghanistan: A Case Study of Nanghar Province
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2016-17
Admission Date: 17-10-2016
Completion Date: 12-09-2019
Declaration Date: 04-04-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Shahida Aman, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Gul Muhammad, Professor, COMSATS Islamabad, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Ilyas Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Farman Ullah, Assistant Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Gul Muhammad, Professor, COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan

Awais Alam, (Supervised by:Dr. Zahid Anwar)

Scholar Name: Awais Alam
Thesis Title: Challenges to Visually Impaired Persons in Electoral Politics in Peshawar District
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2014-15
Admission Date: 09-02-2015
Completion Date: 11-09-2019
Declaration Date: 01-02-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Zahid Anwar, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Associate Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Zahir Shah, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Iltaf Ullah, Assistant Professor, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Associate Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan

Niaz Muhammad, (Supervised by:Dr. Shahida Aman)

Scholar Name: Niaz Muhammad
Thesis Title: Afghan Perception on Pakistan's North Western Border Management Policy
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2016-17
Admission Date: 17-10-2016
Completion Date: 27-08-2019
Declaration Date: 07-03-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Shahida Aman, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Associate Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Naeem Ahmad, Associate Professor, University of Karachi, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Gul Muhammad, Professor, COMSATS Islamabad,
1st Examiner: Dr. Amir Ullah IKhan, Associate Professor, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan

Shagufta Aman, (Supervised by:Dr. Muhammad Ayub Jan)

Scholar Name: Shagufta Aman
Thesis Title: E-Governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The Case Study of Police Department
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2016-17
Admission Date: 08-03-2017
Completion Date: 16-07-2019
Declaration Date: 27-05-2019
Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Ayub Jan, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Naeem Ahmad, Associate Professor, University of Karachi, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Gul Muhammad, Professor, COMSATS Islamabad, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Fasiuddin, (Supervised by:Dr. Syed Sami Raza)

Scholar Name: Fasiuddin
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of Knowledge Based Management in Criminal Investigation; A Case Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2015-16
Admission Date: 21-10-2015
Completion Date: 13-02-2019
Declaration Date: 25-10-2018
Supervisor: Dr. Syed Sami Raza, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Abida Bano, Lecturer, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Iram Khalid, Professor, The University of Punjab, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Faiza Bashir, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan

Khalid Iqbal, (Supervised by:Nill)

Scholar Name: Khalid Iqbal
Thesis Title: Nill (course based degree)
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2016-17
Admission Date: 01-09-2016
Completion Date: 23-01-2019
Declaration Date: 23-01-2019
Supervisor: Nill, Lecturer
1st Evaluator: Nill, , Nill,
2nd Evaluator: Nill, , Nill,
3rd Evaluator: Nill, , Nill,
1st Examiner: Nill, , Nill,

Irmish Khattak, (Supervised by:Dr. A. Z Hilali)

Scholar Name: Irmish Khattak
Thesis Title: Geo-Politics of Pak-Afghan Relations in Post-2014: Regional Dynamics and Implications
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2013-14
Admission Date: 21-05-2014
Completion Date: 10-05-2018
Declaration Date: 02-11-2017
Supervisor: Dr. A. Z Hilali, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Zahid Javed, , University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Gul Muhammad, Professor, Institute of Information Technology CIIT-Park Road Islamabad, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Zahid Junjowa, Professor, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Zahid Junjowa, Professor, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Sidrat-Ul-Muntaha, (Supervised by:Dr. Ayub Jan)

Scholar Name: Sidrat-Ul-Muntaha
Thesis Title: Perceptions about the U.S. Foreign Aid Policy Towards Pakistan: Kerry-lugar Bill in Perspective
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2009-10
Admission Date: 31-10-2009
Completion Date: 29-03-2018
Declaration Date: 20-11-2014
Supervisor: Dr. Ayub Jan, Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Naeem Ahmad, Associate Professor, University of Karachi, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja, Associate Professor, National Defence Unversity, Islamabad, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Jehangir Khan, Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
1st Examiner: Dr. Asma Shakir Khwaja, Assistant Professor, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Sadia Gulzar, (Supervised by:Dr. Sami Raza)

Scholar Name: Sadia Gulzar
Thesis Title: Constraints in the Empowerment of Working Women in District Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Program: MS/ M.Phil.
Session: 2012-13
Admission Date: 21-02-2013
Completion Date: 29-03-2018
Declaration Date: 21-06-2017
Supervisor: Dr. Sami Raza, Assistant Professor
1st Evaluator: Dr. Saiful Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Buner, Pakistan
2nd Evaluator: Dr. Iram Khalid, Professor, University of Punjab, Pakistan
3rd Evaluator: Dr. Rahman Ullah, Assistant Professor, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Paksitan
1st Examiner: Dr. Irum Khalid, Professor, University of Punjab, Paksitan