Shaoor Foundation, National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Quaid-I-Azam University jointly hosted a round table Conference of the Vice Chancellors from across Punjab and Islamabad at Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad. The topic of the conference was “Academia’s Response to the Challenge of Extremism”.
Twenty two (22) Vice chancellors attended the conference and deliberated upon the issue of extremism in Pakistan. They reviewed and approved the set of recommendations aiming at promotion of peace and tolerance at Universities. Federal Minister for Education Mr. ShafqatMehmood was the chief guest. While addressing the Vice Chancellors Round Table Conference held at Quaid-e-Azam University, Federal Minister for Education, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood stated that narratives thrive in universities and educational institutions; there is dire need to promote the peace narrative and take measures for lasting peace.