2016-06-02 pak study 2

Two Day National Conference at GCUF in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission

A Two Day National Conference on Punjab: Past and present was organised by the Department of History and Pakistan Studies in GC University Faisalabad. A well-arranged system for the registration of the students was set up. Different renowned scholars attended the 1st day of the Conference. It was started with the recitation of Holy Quran and followed by Naat, after that there was warm welcome by the Chairman Department of History and Pakistan Studies to the honourable guests. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chawla, DEAN of Social Science University of Punjab, the 1stspeaker of the Conference inaugurated the session with his views and thoughts about the importance of Punjab. After that worthy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Muhammad Ali was shared his knowledge about the history and significance of Punjab and Punjabians. He also shared his experience of studies and his travel from one city to another in Punjab. Later on, DEAN of Art and Social Sciences, Dr. Haq Nawaz Anwar humbly thanked the presenters, organisers, guests and audience. The 2nd session of the Conference was chaired by Dr. Rukhsana Iftikhar and followed by other three scholars. These scholars presented their piece of writings and enlighten the knowledge of students about Punjab before and after the Independence.  The questions raised by the audience were answered the scholars and the session was summed up by Dr. RukhsanaIftikhar.  After that, the 3rd session was accompanied soon after the second session and renowned and famous historian, Dr. Tahir Kamran chaired the session. This session was remarkably outstanding due to the polite and decent presentations of difference scholars including Ms. RamzanaBarkat, KalsoomHanif and Ghulam Shabir. The first day of the conference was ended splendidly by Dr. Tahir Kamran by encouraging the audience to work for the national language. The scholars laid emphasis on the importance of regional studies and felt need to explore new avenues for the young research scholars. They made it clear in their presentations that Punjab is playing key role due to its significance of culture, religion, civilizations and economy. It was made it clear that we should not feel ashame in speaking our mother tongue. The scholars said that it is the time sabaltrun studies so that the history of the common people might be written. The conference will remain continue for another day also.