Peace and dialogue were pre-requisites to keep societies prosperous, developed and full of values in this age of globalization, said Dr. Masoom Yasinzai on Wednesday. He was addressing a closing ceremony of an international conference on “Local Cities, Foreign Capitals: Finding the Local Anchor in the Global Cultures” at International Islamic University. The three day multi-disciplinary conference was a joint venture of the Departments of English, Politics & IR at IIUI and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, as part of the US Department of State’s University Partners Grant Program.
Promotion of mutual dialogue and dissemination of among societies were “must do” initiatives, IIUI Rector added. He furthered that universities were the ultimate platforms to disseminat peace, values and humanity across the globe. He maintained that Islam was a religion of peace which had no place for terrorism. “ IIUI, as per Islam’s message of peace and tranquility keen to have joint ventures with other universities” Dr. Masoom told. The closing ceremony was also addressed and joined by Dr. Caroline Clements, UNCW,USA, Dr. Munawar Iqbal Gondal, Dean Faculty of Languages and Literature, Dr. Amna Mehmood , Chairperson Department of Politics and IR, Dr. Ayaz Afsar, Chairman Department of English, Dr. Manzoor Afriadi , Head of Department, Politics and IR, IIUI and, faculty members other high ups of the university.