Seminar, walk arranged on Covid-19 precautionary measures
PESHAWAR: A sensitization seminar and subsequent march on the importance of precautionary measures for Covid-19 was held at the Department of Social Work at the University of Peshawar on Thursday.
The march was organized by the department in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the university provost.
Dr P Mahpali, Country Head of WHO Pakistan, was the chief guest on the occasion, while Prof Zahid Anwar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university, was also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahpali appreciated Pakistan’s role during the Covid-19 pandemic and how the country has successfully coped with the disease. However, Covid is still here and we have to fight it by taking precautionary measures.
Professor Zahid Anwar highlighted various measures taken by the university during the Covid-19. He asked the country’s leader to donate a fully equipped ambulance for university students which was accepted on the spot.
Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Chairman of the Department of Social Work and Director of Community Services, welcomed the guests and emphasized the importance of medical social work in promoting healthy living and successful rehabilitation and reintegration of the sick person.
Participants staged a march from Ground Zero of the New Academic Block, headed towards the College of Home Economics and onto Road #02 and culminated in front of the Student and Teacher Center.
Meanwhile, an online panel discussion on “Integration Process: Russia and the SCO” was organized by Sputnik News Agency and Radio, Russia.
Some nine international experts in the field of media, politics and economic development at the round table discussed current issues and cooperation prospects for Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries, and also analyzed Russia’s role in integration with the SCO.
Dr. Faizullah Jan, Chairman of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, in his speech underscored the importance of the SCO for Pakistan in achieving regional peace and stability and developing closer ties. with regional partners through multi-faceted links and connectivity.