By Shazia Tahir
RAWALPINDI, (Parliament Times) : Social, Educational and cultural activities of Arid Agriculture University continue on the fourth day with enthusiasm. None society in the world can flourish without brotherhood, equality, justice and mutual respect said Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Special Representative for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pakistan in a debating competition held in PMAS AAUR where the Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof. Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman, Sultan Ahmed Ali, PM of Junagarh State, University Register Muhammad Aqeel Sultan, faculty members, notables, civil society members, media persons and students in large number were present.
He said that Pakistan was created after a long struggle, rendering unprecedented sacrifices of our forefathers by cherishing it. We should do whatever it takes to bring it to safety and dignity, not to bring it into disrepute in this world.
By praising the silver jubilee activities covering all aspects of a life he said, this Pakistani society is declining day by day so the young generation has a huge responsibility to do their part for its betterment.
Describing the activities planned to celebrate the Silver Jubilee as the best, Sultan Ahmed Ali said that he is very happy to hear the speeches of the youth and have a firm belief the future of Pakistan is very bright and bright which covers all aspects of life.
He said that Pakistan came into existence on the basis of the two-nation theory and now Muslims of India are experiencing its importance and Quaid’s vision so we have to respect that vision and should not leave any stone unturned for his protection and honour in the world.
Describing the session as the best and unique to build the moral values of the students the Vice-Chancellor said that every person in Pakistan is running towards worldly education due to which we are moving away from Islam and its teachings which covers and guides every aspect of our life.
He also asked the university administration to organize more seminars in this manner which would provide opportunities to the students to learn about Islam.
To aware the masses of the food insecurity issue, the ongoing situation in the country and the method to overcome this severe situation a seminar was held In PMAS AAUR where the Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof. Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman participated as a chief guest along with other keynote speakers, faculty and students.
In his address, Prof. Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman said that the problem of food security has taken over the world and the situation in Pakistan is getting worse day by day.
If we do not take immediate steps to address this issue, in the future, hostile elements could take advantage of it and damage the country’s integrity, he said.
the guest speakers Dr Khalid Masood and Rizwan Khan said suggested that we have to alter bio-physical relationships for crops/ livestock/fisheries/forests such as shortening of the growing periods, changing the species patterns, increasing thermal and moisture stresses, changing water requirements, altering soil characteristics for food security.
Later on, the vice-chancellor of the HITECH University Taxila Prof. Dr S. Kamran Afaq also visited Arid University and inaugurated the IT stalls installed by the students and industry.
Dr Kamran appreciated the university’s efforts towards quality education and students’ active involvement in educational activities and said that this type of enthusiasm and passion among the students will play an important role in the future development of the country.
Flower exhibition arranged by the university horticulture department was inaugurated by DG Parks & Horticulture Department Rawalpindi and Special Assistant to CM Punjab Asif Mehmood Where the vice-chancellor of the university Prof. Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman along with all faculty & administrative staff was present.
In the ceremony, DG Parks & Horticulture Department appreciated the efforts of the department and said that PHA Rawalpindi is working hard to beautify the city, the efforts and inputs of the university’s students are needed desperately which was assured by the university vice-chancellor.