Lahore: Punjab University Department of Islamic Studies Chairman Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar inaugurated second annual two-day workshop of MPhil and PhD (old scheme) students and those studying in universities of Saudi Arabia.
In his address, Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar said the workshop will create awareness about the latest problems of Islamic world, and develop academic relations with Saudi’s varsities. He also read his paper on Jadeed Tafseer Kay Rujhanat. Dr Hafiz Ashraf delivered lecture on “Islam and Human Rights” and presented a background of struggle of human rights in European countries. He said Mesaaq-e-Madina was the best example of concepts of human rights.
He stressed the need to adopt these measures practically in Islamic countries. Prof Dr Shabbir Ahmad Mansoori delivered lecture on “Ilam Aur Imamat.” He said to lead society and the world, it was necessary to make knowledge and faith as base. It will not only eliminate social evils and injustice but Muslims would also be able to play a leading role like the past. The efforts of Islamic movements of the world needed to take forward according to the modern requirements. Prof Ghalib Atta delivered an informative and thought-provoking lecture on “Resources of energy in Pakistan and its political, economical and geographical impacts.”
He gave statistics and proved that Pakistan had enough resources to generate energy, not only for Pakistan but it could also export to other countries. But our leaders had not been fully utilizing the coal reservoirs of billions of rupees and not utilizing water whereas India had filled 210 dams through flood-water. He further said our ready crops were severely damaged in last decade due to acute shortage of dams. He stressed the need to build Kalabagh and Bhasha dams on urgent basis. The privatization of oil, gas and energy resulted in problems and crisis for people. He said Islam forbade us of hoarding. On second day of the workshop (today), Dr Hafiz Muhammad Abdullah, Prof Qari Muhammad Azmat and Dr Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi will deliver lectures.
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