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Education key to eradicating social evils: governor

By Our Correspondent
November 26, 2018

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said the menace of illiteracy and ignorance are root cause of extremism and terrorism.

He expressed these views while addressing the annual convocation of Minhaj University, Lahore, here on Sunday. On this occasion, Chairman Board of Governors Dr Tahirul Qadri, Vice-Chancellor Imam Raza University, Iran, Hassan Sahdati Shabiri, Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Nizamud Din and a large number of students were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that the educational programmes should be launched throughout the country to eradicate such societal problems as our country is facing numerous challenges which have had impeded its socio-economic development. But under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan the government is taking all-possible measures to meet these challenges.

The governor said that education is the key to development and success of every nation. He said that modern age is characterised by rapid expansion of science and technology and unprecedented development in information and technology demands that best intellectual efforts should be made for economic development and prosperity of the country. He advised the students to work hard so that they could fully participate in the economic transition of Pakistan. He urged the students to respect their parents and teachers because teachers always feel pride of the success of their students as much as parents do. He appreciated the splendid efforts rendered by Dr Tahirul Qadri in the fields of education, Islam and intellectual growth of the society through writings. He said that Dr Tahirul Qadri presented a strong viewpoint in the light of Islamic teachings for the elimination of terrorism, extremism and promotion of societal peace. Later, Ch Muhammad Sarwar and Dr Tahirul Qadri awarded degrees and medals to the students.

Training workshop: Punjab University Career Counselling & Placement Centre will organise training workshop for focal persons on Monday (today) at 10am at Institute of Education & Research Department of Elementary Education new building. Former PU Vice-Chancellor Lt-Gen (r) Arshad Mehmood will be the keynote speaker while PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter and others will attend the event.

Seminar: Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) will organise a seminar on “Global Geopolitical Shifts and Pakistan” on Monday (today) at 2pm in its auditorium.

conference: Punjab University Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre and Institute of Islamic Studies will organise a conference on “Contemporary Research Trends and Risal-e-Nur Studies” on Monday (today) at 10am at its auditorium. Dr Hakan Gulerce, Prof Dr Ismail Latif and Dr Ahmet Yildiz from Turkey will be the guest speakers at conference.