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The Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) was established in 1980 in Peshawar, Pakistan and registered under the Societies' Act 1860 as an independent, non-profit and non-governmental entity having an interest in regional and global issues concerning NWFP-Pakistan, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Afghanistan. IRS envisions Pakistan to be a sovereign, strong and democratic republic governed by Islamic principles of equality and justice. It is contributing towards improved governance in Pakistan through enhanced effectiveness and efficiency of government and non-government organizations. It provides services in human and institutional development, policy analysis and action research. IRS also serves as a resource center for government and non-government organizations.
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