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March 28, 2016

Three-day literary conference from April 1


March 28, 2016


A three-day literary conference Afkaar-e-Taaza being organised by the Centre for Governance and Policy of the Information Technology University (ITU) will be held at Alhamra Cultural Complex starting from April 1. 

In a press release issued on Sunday, ITU Vice Chancellor Dr Umar Saif said the festival would be helpful in generating new ideas and would also support social transformation in the region.

Director ITU’s Centre for Governance and Policy Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash said the “Afkaar-e-Taaza” would provide serious academic work but in a format which would make it easier for the general public to understand and interact with. He added various important topics would be covered during the three days which include ‘The Idea of Politics in Modern Muslim Thought,’ ‘Does SAARC have a future?,’ ‘Wither the Writ of the State?,’ ‘Afghanistan: A Moribund State,’ and ‘One Belt, One Road Initiative.’

The three-day event would also feature luminaries from all over Pakistan including Najam Sethi, Dr Ishrat Hussain, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Senator Sherry Rahman, Ambassador Aziz Ahmed Khan, Professor Naazish Ataullah, Dr Nafisa Shah, Kamran Lashari, Zahid Hussain, Ayaz Amir, Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Dr Wiqar Ali Shah, Saleem Safi, Dr Moeed Pirzada and several others.

campaign: National Highway & Motorway Police, N-5 Central Zone is observing ‘Dozing at Wheel’ Campaign in which officers will brief motorists especially drivers of HTVs and PSVs to take proper rest during long journey and in case they feel drowsy, they should stay somewhere and have a cup of tea. The officers have also been directed to ensure the use of hooter and horn whenever any HTV vehicle or passenger bus passes them especially in the late hours of night. The officers have further been asked to visit different hotels besides national highway to brief and educate the drivers staying there about the phenomenon of ‘dozing at wheel’. In order to make this campaign more successful and meaningful, Mobile Education Unit of Central Zone will also visit different goods transport and passenger bus terminals from Lahore to Rahimyar Khan.


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