Lahore: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (ASA) organized seminar titled “Kashmir Issue: The right of sovereignty and United Nations” on Friday, November 28, 2014 here at PU Al-Razi auditorium undergraduate studies.
Ex-Prime minister Azad Kashmir Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan was the chief guest of the seminar. Vice Chancellor University of Punjab Dr. Mujahid Kamran presided over the ceremony. Member ASA and associate professor Shabbir Sarwar fulfilled the responsibility of stage secretary. The ceremony was started with the reciting of Holy Quran.
Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan provided a glimpse of past happenings and developments over Kashmir Issue. He stressed over the solution of conflict according to the resolutions of United Nations. He also said that Pakistan is ready to do tri-lateral talks but the talks were the only way to resolve the issue. “Kashmir is the problem of life and death for Pakistan” He added.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran stressed upon the need of discipline, education and research in Pakistan. He was of the view that only if the Pakistanis could make themselves strong with knowledge and discipline, they would meet the current challenges such as Kashmir Issue.
Chairman ASA Dr. Shahid Munir formally welcomed the chief guest, vice chancellor and other participants of the seminar. Commenting on the topic, he condemned the recent Indian refusal of secretary level talks on Kashmir issue. Senior Vice President ASA Dr. Abid Hussain stressed upon the formation of think tanks on provincial levels to help solve the problem.
Students actively participated in question & answer session and discussed the Kashmir issue with Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan. At the end of the ceremony, participants of seminar were offered refreshment.