LRIP at a Glance
Legal Research Institute of Pakistan (LRIP) is a registered, non-partisan policy institute having its offices in Islamabad and Peshawar. The institute aspires to contribute in various domains of state’s policies through policy inputs that are articulated through research and dialogue. LRIP also intends to particularly focus on the legal domain of Pakistan’s domestic and international affairs so as to provide the state with legal& diplomatic options on the questions of public importance and State’s Sovereignty. LRIP aims to work for the nation building process through research, advocacy and capacity building programs in order to contribute its share for peace, prosperous and just Pakistan.
The Idea of LRIP
Pakistan, from its conception to its emergence and in the era following its establishment in 1947, is a country distinct in its traits and attributes as a State and a Government. The concept of Pakistan evolved into an ideology, and activism in support of it, enabled it to be materialized by securing a specific land in order to form and establish a sovereign state. Making Pakistan a Muslim state, then establishing it as a non-theological state in the strictest sense of the term, and finally building the country as a democratic society was a major political perception that needed to be enshrined in the State Constitution.
After the partition of India, the leadership of Pakistan accepted the challenge of unifying the people of Pakistan as a common society and establishing the necessary political culture to practice the idea of Pakistan, whereas the study of Pakistan reveals that the well-conceived idea of Pakistan was proficiently practiced and it worked, making the people of Pakistan a great society. Pakistan has established a reputation as an important state capable of maintaining the balance of power in the region and playing a responsible role in making the world safe and peaceful; however, much focused input would be required in the area of economic development and related issues. Hence, LRIP believes that it is in the public interest for them to seek participation in the country’s policy matters and to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Mission & Vision
To Contribute & Influence policy affairs of the state in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the International Law.
Legal Research Institute of Pakistan (LRIP) envisions the idea of peaceful and prosperous Pakistan through economic development, Rule of Law and strengthened institutions. The idea has its multidimensional prospects for the state as well as the people of state of Pakistan; yet the implementation requires objective and a systematic approach. LRIP aims to promote the culture of fact-based objective research and dialogue in the youth of the country in order to contribute its share in nation building process.
LRIP envisions the idea of a prosperous Pakistan in the light of the teachings of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA) and Allama Iqbal (RA). As Founder of Pakistan shared his idea for Pakistan;
“Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.”
Defense, Diplomacy, Economy and Energy are some of LRIP’s focused research areas and it would be the intent of the work to strengthen the state’s institutions in accordance with the will of the constitution of Pakistan and for this purpose LRIP will engage and involve the relevant stakeholders on national and international domain.
LRIP will design its research from a legal perspective and will consider issues of public importance in a manner recognized by the international legal system. It is the considered understanding of LRIP that our country requires to engage other countries on various sensitive issues of international impact through legal and diplomatic channels in order to provide the necessary mechanism for our country’s and its people’s progress and development.