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June 4, 2015

‘Knowledge the only way to weed out terrorism’

Lahore

 
June 4, 2015

LAHORE
Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said that around 1.5 billion Muslims in the world had made almost no contribution to the creation of new knowledge during the past few centuries.
He said this while addressing the 2nd convocation of University College of Pharmacy held on Wednesday. Dean Faculty of Pharmacy and Principal Prof Dr Mubashar Ahmed Butt, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Convener Dr Syed Nawazish-e-Hussain, faculty members, a large number of students and parents were also present.
About 138 degrees of Pharm-D and three medals were distributed among students. Interestingly, Nepal’s student Ajay Ram Jayswal Kalkar got first position in Pharm-D and was awarded with the Gold Medal.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Mujahid Kamran said that legislative Ayaa’hs in the Holy Quran were about 250, but the number of Ayaa’hs that directed man to ponder over the nature were around 750, which reflected how much knowledge was important to Allah. He said the Muslims were facing problems because of deviation from this particular direction of the Holy Book. He said the knowledge was the only way to weed out terrorism, illiteracy and all other problems. He said the people who were attacking Pakistan Army and people were committing sin and they were in darkness. He said the knowledge was the source of power and respect and no nation could survive without promotion of education.
He said the United States’ total GDP was 17 trillion and it was spending between two to three percent i.e. 340 to 510 billion dollars on research and development per year while Pakistan had a GDP of around 225 billion dollars only and was spending only around 0.2 percent on research and development per year. He said Pakistan was spending only two percent of its GDP on education while the average spending of the world on education was five percent. Congratulating the passed out students, Dr Mujahid Kamran advised them to master their

subjects, increase reading habits and cooperate with each other in practical life. Addressing the ceremony, Dr Mubasher Ahmed Butt said that because of promotion of research culture and provision of better laboratories and other facilities to the students, PU College of Pharmacy had become the first public sector academic institution which got ISO certification last year. He thanked PU VC for his support in promotion of research in the college. Earlier, 138 degrees and three medals were distributed among qualified students.

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