UoP and PCFA Host Seminar to Celebrate 75th I-Day – Latest News – The Nation
The Peshawar-China Center for Studies, the University of Peshawar and the Pakistan China Friendship Association (PCFA) Khyber Chapter jointly organized a seminar on the eve of Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day.
Professor Zahid Anwar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of China Study Center, University of Peshawar welcomed all distinguished guests, faculty members, scholars, scholars and students to the webinar. He said the history of Muslim struggle under united India is a clear testimony to their desire for an independent state.
“Given the huge degree of challenges ahead, the things we need are unity, discipline and faith. We must preserve and spread national unity and social cohesion. We are victims of war of 5th generation and we must counter the propaganda which weakens our national integration, he added.
On this auspicious occasion, as Pakistan celebrates the 75th anniversary of its independence, we must not forget those who sacrificed for the creation of Pakistan. It is high time to keep in mind the realities on the ground in the region and maximize our efforts for socio-economic prosperity by strengthening our economic development activities in all areas of life. Our time-tested iron brother and friend, China, is a great example of a lesson to learn.
Prof. Gul Majid, Vice Chancellor of Islamia College, Peshawar enlightened the audience on the history of the Pakistani movement and said that we have achieved independence through the tireless efforts of our elders. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal and others made possible our independence from British colonialism.
Professor Dr Jehan Bakht, Vice Chancellor of Peshawar University of Agriculture, said Pakistan is rich with many resources, four seasons, mountains, deserts, forests, rivers and water bodies . We have to manage the population, tackle the problems of climate change and the proliferation of housing societies, he added.
Qari Rohullah Madani, former provincial Minister of Religious Affairs, emphasized the historical evolution of Pakistan. He said Pakistan was born out of Islamic ideology. And this was possible thanks to the efforts of our brave people who sacrificed their wealth, their health, their money and their house. We must follow the ideology on which the country was born, he added.
Professor Dr. Muhammad Idrees, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peshawar, honored the event as guest of honor in his speech and said August 14 was the day Pakistan was born. And it is a matter of pleasure that we all live freely in this part of the world in which Allah has given us many resources. It is thanks to the hard work of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and the countless sacrifices of so many other freedom fighters that we are free to breathe and live according to our principles, our culture and our values.
Saifullah Khan, the Registrar of University of Peshawar in his acceptance speech highlighted different aspects of the Pakistan Freedom Movement and thanked all the participants of the seminar and hoped that in the future China Study Center, UOP will organize other equally useful events.
A large number of presidents, directors, students from various departments of the University of Peshawar, scholars and researchers attended the seminar.