Swiss envoy advises students to fight against corruption

Khairpur—Switzerland’s Consul General at Karachi Emil Wyss has described China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a significant development, and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for sustainable development. The Swiss envoy during his visit to Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur here Monday said inter-faith harmony is essential for development.
He advised students to fight and stand up against corruption and for justice in the society. The Swiss Consul General said that 38 scholarships were awarded last year to Pakistani students. He agreed to establish a Peace Academy at SALU Khairpur under the umbrella of Swiss Consulate. SALU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah briefed the envoy about the progress of the university.
On the occasion, the Department for Peace and Conflict Studies, SALU arranged an interactive session. Emil Wyss interacted with faculty members and students and talked on ‘Role of Peace in Nation Building and Sustainable Development’. He also appreciated the hospitality extended by the university administration. The Swiss envoy said Pakistan has all the natural resources and young population is a good sign.
Emil spoke about democratic system, development, tourism and other activities in Switzerland. Dr. Parveen Shah said that longstanding bilateral relations between Switzerland and Pakistan have always been cordial based on mutual understanding and common goals of peace and sustainable development.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Amir Ahmed Khuhro, Director, Institute of International Relations highlighted the development activities in SALU. Emil Wyss also visited Archaeological and Anthropological Museum of the university and showed his keen interest in archaeological monuments.—APP

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