Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

International Research Council  for Religious Affairs and Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar held a joint dialogue on “the role of religious and social leaders in promoting democratic values”. Those who spoke on the occasion included Prof. Dr. Mirajul Islam Zia, Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Mr. Tahmeed Jan and Abid Hussain Shakiri. The participants raised questions and offered comments on the theme of the dialogue.

 

Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam was Resource Person in a workshop organized by International Research Council for Religious Affairs (IRCRA).  The theme of his session was “Democracy: Meaning and Objectives”. The participants were religious scholars hailing from various schools of thoughts and opinions.

After a comprehensive presentation on the theme by Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, the participants were divided into 4 groups with sub themes. The coordinators of the groups presented their group work. In his concluding remarks, Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that democracy in Pakistan has some inherent problems which need to be resolved. He praised the active participation of the participants. The Chief of IRCRA, Dr. Tehmeed Jan thanked Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam for sparing time to conduct a session in the workshop.

Chinese Ambassador and Peshawar University principally agreed to establish Pakistan Study Centres at Chinese Universities. The decision was taken in meeting with Chinese ambassador Zhao Jheng during his visit to Peshawar University. The ambassador held a meeting with a group of senior academicians led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan. Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam also attended the meeting.

 

The Director China Study Centre (CSC) Prof. Dr. Zahid Anwar briefed the ambassador about progress of CSC. Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan highlighted those areas wherein both china and University of Peshawar can cooperate. The Vice Chancellor informed the ambassador and his team that Director Pakistan Study Centre is working on a concept paper for establishing Pakistan Study Centres at Chinese Universities.

In his speech Chinese ambassador Zhao Jheng appreciated the establishment and performance of China Study Centre. He said that Chinese scholars are interested to know about culture, resources and other aspects of the area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjacent tribal belt. He said Peshawar University can help towards that end. He appreciated the idea of establishing Pakistan Study Centres at Chinese Universities. He said that the Pakistan Study Centres have already been established at some Chinese Universities. He suggested that Pakistan Study Centre should establish liaison with those centres and also work on establishing more centres. Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam also spoke on the occasion.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more

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