Department of Political Science


Dr. Saif Ul Islam
HoD / Assistant Professor
Dr Arif Khan
Assistant Professor
Dr Bakhtiar Khan
Assistant Professor
Dr Hassan Shah
Mr Irfan Khan
Mr Sajid Ali
Mr Muhammad Alam
Demonstrator / PhD in Progress



Department of Political Science


Political Science deals with the various political, social and cultural arrangements through which people govern their lives. It attempts to interpret the past and explain the present and often dares to draw images of the future. As a field of study, it reaches to many levels from the evolution of political philosophy and the character of contemporary political concepts to the problems of development in emerging nations, from the crisis of governance in Pakistan to the interaction of State, Society and System in the international arena. Political scientists explore the concerns and issues that animate public life. Using both humanistic and scientific approaches, they study how political communities attempt to reconcile the claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority. The political science is a broad based discipline and has direct connection with history, economic, geography, sociology, philosophy and law. It also shares the traditional aims of liberal arts education while attempting to come to grips with the major public issues of contemporary world. Students will find courses on the ideas of great thinkers from Plato to the present, the problems of cities, war and peace, democracy and authoritarian political system, international politics and economy, human rights, women and politics Pakistan politics, and foreign policy and other regions.




(Head of Department)

It is a matter of pride and pleasure for me to introduce one of the Master subjects in the social sciences and the mother of all social sciences. Political Science not only attract millions of students worldwide but also give tremendous opportunities in life to excel in politics, bureaucracy, governance, teaching and the most important diplomacy. The department of Political Science, University of Buner is also trying to impart education and opportunities to the students in the above fields of life. It is focused on devising innovative, correct solutions to real life problems, while ensuring a level of excellence in the research and academia, providing world class learning environment. The primary focus of the department is to empower our students with overall development.The faculty members are encouraged to publish research papers in reputed journals and participate in faculty development program.


Our vision is to establish and adopt a method to bring syllabus and academic charter of the department at par with those of the modern and developed nations. Furthermore, it is in the vision of the department to have relationship with her counterparts in modern and advanced countries and in the region. Department have instinct desire to elaborate such approach to facilitate the other departments and institutions.


  • To provide for young, responsible and energetic leadership for induction to the different levels of elected institutions;
  • To ensure transformation of the political culture of Pakistan through the encouragement of Public-spirited, honest and patriotic leadership.
  • To encourage the induction of such leadership who can ensure decency and fairness in the political processes of the country;


  • To educate the young students of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the discipline of Political Science;
  • To inculcate among them the sense of responsibility towards the state and society;
  • To impart necessary training to the young graduates to enter into the sphere of politics.
  • To enable them to lead nation in a befitting manner to face challenges of the time.

Student Strength:

  • 3 Batches of master (MA Political Science) got degrees
  • In 2017, only 27 students in the department and now total strength is 259

Students Ratio

Program                                                     Students

  1. BS I Morning                       59
  2. BS I Evening                       35
  3. BS III                                  64
  4. BS 5th                                  51
  5. BS 7th                                  32
  6. A 4th                               18

Total strength                      259



  • Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), Islamabad with Political Science department in 2018.
  • MoU under process with China Study Centre University of Peshawar.
  • MoU with Insaf Blood Donars Society.
  • More than 500 blood bags donated to poor


Title of Seminar/Workshop

  1. Pakistan Quiz competition 19 March,  2021
  2. Kashmir Black Day 5 Nov,       2020
  3. Anti-Corruption Week, speech Competition 10 Nov,     2020
  4. Pak- Day , Quaid’s Mission& Student Responsibility  24 March, 2020
  5. Quaid’s Day                                                                   27 Dec,     2020
  6. Defense of Pakistan & our Responsibility 14March,   2019
  7. Anti-Corruption Week 13 Nov,     2019
  8. Quaid’s Day                                                                    26 Dec,     2019
  9. Kashmir Black Day/ Seminar 5 Feb,       2020
  10. Kashmir Day & the International Community 4 Feb,       2021
  11. Iqbal & Youth 8 Nov,      2018
  12. Quaid & Today Pakistan 23 Dec,    2018
  13. Human Rights Day. Women & our Society 10Nov,     2019
  14. Naat Competition, 12 Rabi ul Awal Seminar 10 Marc   2018


Future Programs in Process

  • File submitted to HEC for NOC for MPhil program.
  • Board of studies meeting held in June 2021 and approved courses of BS, MA and M.phil.
  • Mphil program expected from Sep/Oct 2021.
  • PhD program expected from March 2022.
  • Journal of Political Research and Analysis

Call for papers will be announced in July 2021.s





Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-111 English-I 3
ISL-112 Islamic Studies 2
POLS-113 Introduction to Political Science-I 3
MATH-114 Maths-1 3
ECO-115 Principles of  Economics 3
LAW-116 Introduction to Law 3
  Total 17
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-121 English-II 3
PST-122 Pakistan Studies 2
POLS-123 Introduction to Political Science-II 3
POLS-124 Introduction to Political Science-III 3
POLS-125 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
ES-126 Everyday Science 3
Total 17
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-231 English-III 3
CS-232 Introduction to Basic of Computer 3
POLS-233 Political Systems (Developed)UK, USA & France 3
Logic-234 Logic 3
HIS-235 Introduction to History 3
  Total 15
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-241 English-IV 3
POLS-242 Political Systems (Developing Countries) 4
POLS-243 Pakistan Movement 4
POLS-244 Comparative and Developmental Politics-I 3
SOC-245 Principles of Sociology 3
  Total 17
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
POLS-351 Western Political Philosophy-I 4
POLS-352 Muslim Political Philisopy-1 3
POLS-353 Constitutional Development in Pakistan 3
POLS-354 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
POLS-355 Public Administration 4
Total 17
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
POLS-361 Western Political Philosophy-II 3
POLS-362 Muslim Political Philosophy-II 3
POLS-363 Politics of Federation in Pakistan 3
POLS-364 History of International Relations 3
POLS-365 Introduction to Local Government 3
Total 15
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
POLS-471 Research Methodology 3
POLS-472 Governance in Pakistan: Problems Issues and Strategies 3
POLS-473 Diplomacy 3
POLS-474 Politics of International Economic Relations 3
POLS-475 Politics of ICTs 3
  Total 15
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
POLS-481 Comparative and Development Politics-II 3
POLS-482 Political Economy of Pakistan 3
POLS-483 International Organizations 3
POLS-484 Foreign Policy of Pakistan 3
POLS-485 Research Project 3
Total 15
Grand Total 128