The Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) formed in 1995 and is committed to undertaking peace initiatives in the areas of:
- Protection/promotion of human rights and social justice;
- Peacebuilding and Conflict resolution;
- Inter-faith/inter-cultural dialogue, tolerance, and religious co-existence;
- Women’s empowerment;
- Youth counselling; and
- Poverty elevation, sustainable development, and community welfare.
INSPAD organises events to promote dialogue on issues relating to peace and conflict. In this regard, INSPAD organised a Kashmir Peace Seminar in Rawalpindi (May 2002). To initiate and encourage inter-faith harmony in Pakistan. In 2007 INSPAD organised an International Conference on ‘Peaceful Religious Coexistence towards Global Peace’.