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December 7, 2017

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Promote teachings of Islam to meet present day challenges: moot

LAHORE: Speakers at a conference on Wednesday urged different segments of society to sit together and promote teachings of Islam to meet present day’s challenges.
The speakers were expressing their views at Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) conference organised by Islamic Department of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). Prof Dr Muhammad Akram, Prof Dr Hammad Lakhvi and Dr Hafiza Shahida Parween were among the speakers.
According to a press release issued here, Prof Dr Muhammad Akram said it is particularly important for those at the helm of affairs to constantly study Holy Quran and Sunnah of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to get rightful guidance to face challenges of their era.
He noted that the world is entangled in complex problems of various natures. In such a situation, the mature nations and their leadership determine their way forward by sincerely evaluating the challenges from educational, cultural, societal, political and economic aspects, he added.
Prof Dr Hammad Lakhvi said: “By following the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH)), we can free society from all ills and negative tendencies and put it on the path to peace, progress and prosperity.
Dr Hafiza Shahida Parween said the Seerat conferences and other such events are aimed at providing guidance to people to find solutions to their problems in the light of the teachings of holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The speakers urged the religious parties and leaders to respect difference of opinion and refrain from calling others Kafir or infidels.
human rights: Portuguese Ambassador Dr Joao Paulo Sabido Costa has urged the need for taking care of rights of each other irrespective of colour, caste, religion and language to establish peace in the world.
He was addressing a seminar in connection with International Human Rights Day organised by Faculty of Oriental Learning, Punjab University, at Al Raazi Hall on Wednesday. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, Portugese

Honorary Consul Iftikhar Firoz, Faculty of Oriental Learning dean Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, External Linkages Director Dr Fouzia Hadi Ali and students attended the event.
Costa appreciated Pakistan’s role in providing shelter to Afghan refugees and lauded PU in creating awareness about the problems being faced by the refugees in Pakistan. He said the refugees throughout the world, including Europe, were facing serious problems while the steps taken by Pakistan to provide facilities to the refugees were commendable. He said, "PU students are intelligent and full of creative skills. We are proud to have relations with the oldest university of Pakistan."
The PU VC said that the problems of refugees were increasing and United Nations must play its role in reducing the issues. Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that Portugal was the first in European countries which recognised Pakistan after Independence. He said that Pakistan was the second country after Turkey which had facilitated refugees on such a large scale. A documentary reflecting various issues of human rights was also screened.

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