Early Two-Nation Theory Highlighted

LAHORE: The Punjab University Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS) organized a seminar on “Indo-Pakistani relations”.

According to a press release, former Foreign Office legal adviser Ross Masud was the keynote speaker while CSAS Director Professor Umbreen Javaid, faculty members and MPhil/PhD scholars attended. The guest speaker began his lecture with the appearance of Muslim domination in South Asia and its consolidation through a structured framework, driven by huge Muslim leaders. It brought cultural assimilation to the region, he added. Masud also pointed to the beginning of the two-nation theory which later led to the Pakistan movement. He said that India had erected huge problems to destabilize Pakistan. He said Kashmir and water were the key issues that made bilateral issues hostile. The speaker said meaningful dialogue and effective diplomacy was the way forward to mitigate the growing hostility between the two nuclear-weapon States.

UVAS: The Vice Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, Prof. Nasim Ahmad has inaugurated the Munir Iqbal Microbiology Club at the UVAS Institute of Microbiology (IOM). Prof. Dr. Tahir Yaqub, Director of UVAS IOM, Prof. Kamran Ashraf, students and faculty members were present on the occasion. The club was named after the leader of the UK Avian Influenza Research Group, Dr Munir Iqbal for his contributions to the field of virology, globally and locally. Prof. Nasim Ahmad appreciated Prof. Dr. Tahir Yaqub and his team for initiating these wholesome activities in UVAS, adding value to the professional development of the next generation of scientists.

Entrance Test Postponed: The University of Punjab (PU) has postponed the entrance test scheduled to be held on January 17, 2022 for admissions into MPhil Communication Studies (Professional Track) and PhD at the School of Communication Studies. The new date will be announced later.

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