at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 11 May 2016
The Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD), IIU in collaboration with Islamic Research Centre of the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan organized a one day seminar on “The Role of Teachers and Students in solution of Social Problems of Pakistan” at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, on 11 May 2016. The participants of the seminar were scholars of Ph.D and M.Phil, faculty members and male and female students.
Dr. Abdul Quddus Sohaib, Chairman, Islamic Research Centre, BZU welcomed the IRD team for holding the seminar and lauded the efforts of late Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Executive Director, IRD. He talked about the political discourse and strategic narratives, rehabilitation and reintegration, religious and cultural polarization and political and social discourses in the wake of post-withdrawal scenario. He highlighted the options for government of Pakistan, regional situation, key stakeholders and solutions available in this context. He explained the social structures, networks, emergence of new formats of interaction and role of social entrepreneurship regarding the Islamic networks and their evolution and change in the processes in accordance with the global needs. He further added that Islamic conception of universal brotherhood of man, social democracy and social justice should constitute this ideological basis cultivation of democratic virtues, tolerance, self-help, Self-sacrifice, human kindliness.
Dr. Farida Yousuf, Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan highlighted the social issues and the role of teachers and students. She said that reforms should be brought in the society for the social justice in the light of Quranic and Hadith Sciences.
Dr. Sultan Mahmood Khokhar, Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Dr. Talib Hussain Sial, Director Programs, IRD and Mr. Muhammad Ismail, Assistant Director, IRD spoke on the occasion. Dr. Sial said that dialogue is very critical at a time when the streets and worship places of Pakistan are bloodied as a result of sectarian discord and violence, a phenomenon that was literally unheard before 1980s.