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Book launch

By Our Correspondent
November 30, 2023

LAHORE: Punjab University Department of Social Work in collaboration with Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) has organised a book launch ceremony of its latest publication titled “Democracy and Pakistani Youth” on Wednesday.

On the occasion, PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, Chairperson Department of Social Work Prof Dr Uzma Ashiq, Director PEF Ghulam Murtaza, Assistant Professor Dr Muhammad Arshad, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

In his address, PU VC Dr Khalid Mahmood commended the insights shared during the book launch event. 

The front facade of the University of Punjab building. — Facebook/University of the Punjab
The front facade of the University of Punjab building. — Facebook/University of the Punjab

He emphasized the critical role of academic institutions in nurturing a democratic ethos among the youth and reiterated the university's commitment to fostering an environment that encourages active civic engagement.

Dr Uzma Ashiq in her remarks articulated the aspirations and concerns of the youth, advocating for more inclusive platforms to amplify their voices. She said the dialogue encompassed proactive measures, collaborative strategies, and innovative approaches to empower youth as key stakeholders in shaping Pakistan's democratic future. Ghulam Murtaza briefed on the importance of engaging youth in the democratic discourse of the country. He discussed about the parameters to understand societal intolerance among youth and discussed the contributions of PEF to fill the gap in engaging youth from diverse sectors.