Universities hold vital role in reshaping societies: Speakers

Staff Reporter

Speaker here Friday at a Seminar opined that universities contain a vital role in reshaping societies and they must have practical initiatives to solve the societal issues.
The seminar was jointly organized by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of International Islamic University (IIU) and Karakoram university (KU) of Gilgit Baltistan on “Role of universities in reshaping societies” at KU University, a news release said.
The event “was attended by Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Federal Minister for Kashmir and GB Affairs Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Rector IIU, Dr Masoom Yasinzai, Vice Chancellor KU Dr Khalil Ahmed, Vice President Academics IIU, Dr Muhammad Bashir Khan, Executive Director IRD, Dr Husnul Amin and other officials of both varsities.
Addressing the seminar, Dr Masoom Yasinzai called upon the universities to play due role in progress of the society and opined that spending on education is the best investment.
He stressed upon the teachers that they were the most important people of the society who could help more than anyone in getting rid of challenges of hour such as instability, lack of tolerance and uncertainty.

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