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The GCU Political Science Department has published the new edition of its decades-old research journal “Journal of Political Science” which includes research papers in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, International Political Economy, Current Affairs, Strategic Studies, Women Studies, Sociology, and History. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman chaired the inaugural ceremony of the research journal, while GCU Political Science Department Chairperson Dr. Khalid Manzoor Butt and Senior Visiting Faculty Member Dr. Shafqat Hussain Chauhdry were also present.


Addressing the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor assured the GCU faculty members that despite all the budget cuts and economic crunch, there would be no shortage of funds in GCU for quality research projects. He said GCU has separated its research funds and accounts so that innovative projects could be funded extensively. The Vice Chancellor highly appreciated the efforts and assured the JPS Editorial Board of his complete support in the realm of journal and their research activities. He encouraged the editorial board to keep their pace towards international recognition of the journal.


Dr. Khalid Butt said that the research journal is speedily getting international recognition and is enlisted with international abstracting and indexing agencies and has also adapted international standard of referencing. Later, Muhammad Usman A. Siddiqi, the Associate Editor of the Journal, briefed the Vice Chancellor about the recent steps taken to ensure the regularity and improve the overall quality of the Journal.