Seminar on “Pakistan, Future Prospects” On 14th August
To develop ourselves into a viable federation we have to surpass the malicious trends of dogmatism, sectarianism, chauvinism petty mindedness and terrorism. Only then we can weld ourselves into a nation-rather a strong nation. Unfortunately in Pakistan institutions have not been developed and promoted. It is the national institutions that are the levers of national growth and national cohesion. Strong institutions are a guarantee for national stability. Then we have to give a lot more attention to our youth which constitutes the largest majority of Pakistani population. It is in this august task of youth mentoring that the academia has a very significant role to play. Universities must thrive with research, innovation and modernism. Globalism can foster the growth of nations if they turn to knowledge based economies, research, innovation and modernism. Strategic focusing on education, research and application involving our youth is the road to progress and development. We have to pass on the baton of national growth to our new generation. They must step into our shoes and take up the charge of building a new progressive, vibrant Pakistan in keeping with the vision of the father of the nation-Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. These ideas were expressed by Dr Mohammad NizamuddinVice Chancellor University of Gujrat(UOG) in his opening address to a seminar on “Pakistan, Future prospects”, at Admin Block conference Hall. Senior faculty, directors and Heads of Departments participated in the seminar. Professor Syed ShabberHussain Shah adviser to VC in his speech dwelled on the causes which were responsible for the weakening of institution specially democratic institutions. Dictatorial regimes have wasted time energy and resources of Pakistani nation. He stressed the need to promote our youth and match up with global needs and requirement of advancing in sciences, technology and modernism. Registrar Mohammad AkramBhatti in his speech stressed the significance of social justice and rule of law for national growth and development. Dr Mohammad Faheem Malik Director Academics stressed the need of focusing our energies and resources in the growth and development of our youth as the key to national growth. DrFreshullah Director Social Sciences based his views on the need for the supremacy of the constitution. Dr Danish HOD Chemistry was of the view that Academia has a major role to play in the transformation of society. DrMudassar Director ORIC stressed the need for practice, action and deeds. We must promote tolerance and democratic ethos through our practice. Col Musadaq Hashmi pinned his hopes on better decisions of higher national leadership. Madam JehanAraNizam stressed the complementary role of academia and national development. We must encourage critiques and self criticism for pinpointing weak areas in our systems and improve them. Dr RiazMangrio was of the view that Pakistan is not short of resources but we have yet to unite and organize ourselves into a nation. Director Executive Program MrMushtaq Ahmed Bhatti said that Pakistan is rich in all the 27 special blessings of God enumerated in the Holy Quran. But unfortunately we lack good leaders. Professor Mubashar referred to the growth of sentimentalism as our national character. We need to transfer these emotional attitudes into robust planning and actions, so as to strengthen the system operative in the country.
IHRM Director Yasser Iftikhar Ali stressed the need for bringing large scale transformations in our social set up so as to match up with the developed world. Besides KhizarZaman Mehdi, DrMajid HOD Physics, DrIftikhar HOD Mathematics, MrAkhlaqAhmed Deputy Sports Officers, MsAzraGhani Director A & C, DrMubrez, MrNasrullaBajwa also expressed their views in the seminar. At the end DrNizam expressed his delight in listening to such panoramic views. He pinpointed the significance of developing our youth potential by harnessing the youth dividend in building a progressive stable and modern Pakistan.