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Youth, teachers’ role in economy stressed

By Our Correspondent
March 28, 2024
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood addresses a seminar on November 2, 2023. — Facebook/University of the Punjab
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood addresses a seminar on November 2, 2023. — Facebook/University of the Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood has said that teachers and students should play their role in highlighting the strength and positive character of the country's economy.

He was addressing a seminar organised by Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in connection with Pakistan Day and tree plantation campaign.

On this occasion, MNA Shaista Parvez, MPA Kanwal Liaqat, Dean Faculty of Geosciences Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, Dean Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Prof Dr Saleem Haider, faculty members and a large number of students were present. In his address, Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood said that sacrifices are not given only in war, but one should be ready for it in every front of life and today this spirit is needed to get Pakistan out of crises.

Our educational institution is Pakistan, if we do good research, then the country will definitely develop, he said and added Pakistan's defence is in safe hands and the youth need not be disappointed at all. He said that if the young generation moves forward with proper guidance, the respect of the green passport will increase worldwide.

Shaista Pervez Malik said that teachers are great members of the society who contribute towards the development of the world. She said, “We all have to work together to deal with the challenges faced by Pakistan. Promotion of positive thinking is necessary to end the growing hatred in the society. As politician she could not do as much as she should have done for the country.” She said that the culture of intolerance, division and abuse can be defeated by listening to the questions of the youth to end the social divide. She said that women must be given space in every field for the development of the society. She said that students have to learn the art of questioning so that doubts and questions can be put to the politicians in a good manner. She assured to solve the problems related to transport and hostels of PU students.

Kanwal Liaqat hoped that the youth will play an active role for the development and prosperity of Pakistan. She said that social media is a powerful tool, the proper use of which is better for the country and the nation. She said that politics is a difficult field and those who criticise politicians should observe civility in their criticism. Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider said that the talented students of PU are serving in all walks of life.

Earlier, quiz, speech and national song competitions were organised for the students of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Meanwhile, an awareness walk was organised to highlight the importance of plants organised by Punjab University Institute of Geography in which Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, Director Prof Dr Isma Younis, faculty members, students and employees were present.