Opportunity confers responsibility - Noam Chomsky
Bloomsbury Pakistan is a charitable organisation. It is an outcome of a tradition, almost 16 years old, of formal and informal assembly of academia and literati interested in Pakistan to discuss topical issues of politics, culture and history of the country and wider region. This has resulted in a huge network, periodic advocacies and insightful analyses on a wide range of topics. Bloomsbury Pakistan provided institutional footing and framing to this ongoing work and to use the resulting social and intellectual capital to create a forceful engagement with public debates in Pakistan. The recent events in Pakistan have confirmed the need for such an engagement. Today, it represents one of the largest networks of intelligentsia working on Pakistan. It has also been serving as the research resource centre on Pakistan.
Mission of Bloomsbury Pakistan
The mission of Bloomsbury Pakistan is to promote liberal and progressive values in Pakistan by generating intellectual capital for public debates in Pakistan, raising literacy in all sections of society. The objective is to create an organic link between production of debates in Bloomsbury’s home in London and its dissemination into the public sphere in Pakistan.