at Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan 7-8 September 2016
The Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad in collaboration with the Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan organized a 2-day national workshop on “Social Cohesion, Tolerance and Our Collective Responsibilities” on 7-8 September 2016 at Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan.
The program was started with the recitation from Holy Quran by and Na’at Rasool (SWS). Prof. Dr. M. Asif Khan (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), Vice Chancellor, Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan inaugurated the workshop. Mr. Nasir Farid, Deputy Director (Media), Dawah Academy, IIU was Moderator. Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman, Chief Minister, GB was the chief guest while Major General Syed Asim Munir, Commandant Pakistan Forces, Gilgit Baltistan guest of honour.
The Government of Gilgit Baltistan is determined to foil all conspiracies against CPEC, says Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman, Chief Minister of GB
Addressing to the workshop participants, Chief Minister of GB, Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman said that his government is determined to foil all conspiracies against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which would prove to be a game-changer for the entire region. He said that all political parties of the province are supporting the efforts of the government because the people of this area are aware of the benefits of this project. He also added that with the cooperation of Federal Government and Pakistan security agencies, law and order situation in GB has improved.
The Chief Minister said that sectarianism and extremism should be eradicated from society. He also said that it is a necessary that people should be educated about the true teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah (SW) which are the best sources of eliminating differences. He urged upon the universities to work towards creating an atmosphere of harmony and suggested that more such workshops on the topic should be organized, where religious scholars from across the country should be invited to share their views and thoughts. He also appreciated the efforts of IRD and the Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan for arranging this important workshop.