BAHAWALPUR: The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Department of International Relations conducted an international webinar on ‘Academic Collaboration, Science Diplomacy and OIC: Challenges and Opportunities’ in collaboration with COMSTECH. A According to the spokesman of the university Shahzad Ahmad, the webinar was inaugurated by Eng. Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob Vice-Chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
He emphasized the need for collaborative measures in Science and diplomacy in order to regain the lost status of Muslims in the world.
Federal Secretary Science and Technology Dr Arshad Mehmood in his message appreciated the efforts of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and COMSTECH for arranging this webinar and emphasized the need to work in more joint fields of Science and Diplomacy.
He highlighted the role of academic institutions to cope up with the challenges faced by the Muslim World.
He also mentioned that the collaboration among the educational institutes is the utmost need of the hour to address these challenges.
Coordinator-General COMSTECH, Prof. Dr Iqbal Chaudhary welcomed participants on behalf of COMSTECH and shared COMSTECH’s contribution in enhancing academic collaboration among OIC member states.
Prof. Dr Shahid Baig, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation mentioned issues and challenges faced by the stakeholders for conducting joint research.
The webinar was concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof. Dr Muhammad Ijaz Latif, Chairman Department of International Relations, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
He highlighted the steps needed to be taken to address these challenges and shared few recommendations. He thanked all the guests, participants, faculty members and students.