The 12th Annual Residential Workshop in Khanaspur, Pakistan

Two months later than usual because of the virus the Alternate Solutions Institute held its 12th five day residential workshop,  the 10th to be supported by NFS.  This event always attracts a large number of very well qualified potential participants with 40 being accepted, ten more than usual because of […]

Launch of Urdu edition of Foundations of a Free Society in Peshawar, Pakistan, February 2021 Alternate Solutions Institute

Alternate Solutions Institute has launched the Urdu translation of British Economist Eamon Butler’s book ‘Foundation of a Free Society.’ The book explores effects of freedom on human life, society, economy, and culture. The book focuses on economic freedom, market economy, property rights, individual freedom, taxation, free trade, money, and rule […]

Islam and Liberty Discussions in Kabul 2020

NFS supported a number of projects in Afghanistan in 2020 through the Afghan Economic and Legal Studies Organisation (AELSO).  These included the AELSO Academy Project, Silk Road Radio Station and printing and distribution of books and a mini library of classical liberal texts on a CD. 635 participants at the […]

Islam and Liberty Network - Making the Muslim Case for Freedom

Islam and Liberty Network – Making the Muslim Case for Freedom

Network for a Free Society has supported Islam and Liberty in a way that has underpinned its development and successes since its formation in Istanbul in 2011. This has included funding seminars, conferences, some general support and the translation and distribution of the book Islamic Foundations of a Free Society […]

Indonesia: Translation of The Introduction to Capitalism

Suara Kebebasan printed 250 copies of the Indonesian translation of The Introduction to Capitalism and they have promoted it both on line and at events. They held an essay competition on capitalism and freedom, based on the translated book. The 10 best submissions had their articles on the Suara Kebebasa […]

Kabul conference, Peace, Liberty and Prosperity

The Aelso Academy This is the latest program of the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization which has 17 years experience of promoting a free society in Afghanistan. It started this summer and will work for the promotion and education of individual freedom, market economy, human rights, rule of law, […]

Nepal: Bikalpa Student Engagement Project 2019 – 2020

Bikalpa conducted orientation programs in colleges and then selected the most interested students for their Workshops on Opening Market Promoting Entrepreneurship, in Biratnagar Nepal.  The aim was to increase their personal capacities and equip them with a basic understanding of public policy and political economy issues including the value of […]

Indonesia: The Islamic Case for Religious Freedom

The 7th Annual International Islam and Liberty Network’s two day conference on the Islamic Case for Religious Freedom was held in Jakarta on 11th & 12th November 2019. The Islam and Liberty Network were partnered by Fatayat Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia; International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS); Malaysia Religious Freedom Institute, USA.

About 100 participated including 25 speakers and presenters from Indonesia, Pakistan, Finland, Malaysia, Australia, Iran, Tunisia, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the USA. Topics included the keynote speech on Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments, and sessions on The Theory and Theology of Religious Freedom; Religious Freedom and Constitutional Frameworks; Religious Freedom, Harmony and Inclusion; Blasphemy Law: Issues and Challenges; Religious, Political and Economic Freedom; Inter-relationships; Non-Muslims in Muslim Majority Countries and Muslim and non-Muslim relationships.

The 11th Annual Residential Workshop, in Khanaspur, Pakistan.

The institute organizes residential workshop for Pakistani youth every year at the hill station Khanaspur. This year the purpose of the workshop was for young people to learn the basis of a prosperous and responsible society. The program has been evolved over the last ten years and is now very popular with many applications to attend from young intellectuals even though everyone has to pay for part of the costs. The workshop provides an opportunity for the participants to learn about economic freedom as well as to network and take part in theatre, debates, discussion forums, and hiking in the beautiful valleys of northern Pakistan.