Mirpur:Â In order to highlight the importance of social sciences in line with the modern age, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the State-run Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST) are jointly hosting the 4thÂ International Conference on Social Sciences at the HEC Auditorium in Islamabad fromÂ October 26Â â€“ which would continue for two days, it was officially declared.
Disclosing this Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalique, Director MUST Business School and Conference Convener from the MUST, told reporters here today Â that at least 24 delegates from various parts of the world have confirmed their participation.
â€œOver 200 delegates from universities and research organizations from various parts of the world have been registered for participation in the conferenceâ€, he said and added that the delegates comprising seasoned academicians of the global repute would read their paper containing their high intellect and pen on the concerned subject.
President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Muhammad Masood Khan will grace the inaugural session of the two-day conference as Chief guest onÂ October 26.
Besides, Chairman Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Â Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Vice Chancellor MUST Varsity Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman (Sitara e Imtiaz) and Chairperson of the Conference and Director General Academics HEC Riaz Ahmed ChohanÂ will also address the inaugural session highlightingÂ the salient features and objectives of holding of the global conference on the social sciences.
Highlighting the salient features of theÂ Prof. Dr. Muhammad KhaliqueÂ underlined that primarily Â the conference is being convened Â under the theme ofÂ Â the importance of Regional and International Cooperation â€“ besides Â to address the problems and prospects 2016 to the field.
He continued thatÂ the prime objective of holding of the Â conference is to bring academic leaders and researchers together at one platform and provide them an opportunity of sharing their researches, building, friendship and development academic and research collaborations for their mutual benefits.
Dr. Khalique underlined that the HEC had alreadyÂ established a committee for development of social sciences and humanity in Pakistan Â Â headed by seasoned academician Dr. Nilofer ShaikhÂ in order to strengthen the research in social science in the country including AJK.
Research scholars including the subject experts will read their research papers onÂ various themes including Socio economic development and education in Pakistan, civil society and neoliberals state, democratic government and development, Â folklore and quest for identity, socioeconomic development and education in Pakistan, theories and methods, emerging trends in social sciences â€“ besides participating in the dialogueÂ and discussion during different session s of the two-day conference, he concluded.