GCU, PP&PS to collaborate for addressing psychological issues

By Our Correspondent
May 18, 2024
The Government College University (GCU) Lahore. — APP File

LAHORE: The Government College University (GCU) Lahore and Punjab Probation and Parole Service (PP&PS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a ceremony held at the University’s Syndicate Committee Room on Friday.


This strategic partnership aimed to foster collaboration in various academic and community-oriented initiatives and holding awareness programmes on psychological issues. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shazia Bashir and Director General of Punjab Probation and Parole M Shahid Iqbal signed the MoU. Dean Prof Dr Sultan Shah, Director of Academic Planning and External Links Dr. Fauzia Shaheen, and Chairperson of the Psychology Department Prof Syeda Salma Hassan also attended the signing ceremony.

The areas of cooperation outlined in the MoU include providing internship opportunities for students, collaborating on joint research projects and publications, engaging in community initiatives, and conducting capacity-building and training programmes.

Prof Dr Shazia Bashir said the primary purpose of this agreement is to organize awareness programmes on psychological issues. She emphasised that both students and faculty would benefit significantly from this collaboration. She reiterated GCU's zero-tolerance policy towards the harassment of women, highlighting the university’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment.

M Shahid Iqbal expressed his pride in the partnership between his institution and his alma mater. He highlighted the potential positive impact of this collaboration on society by addressing psychological issues.