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Universities should have autonomy for political and social discourse,Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi

Universities should have autonomy for political and social discourse. We talk a lot about democracy, but are we giving awareness to the public? Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Vice-Chancellor of GC University Lahore, addressed the panel discussion titled “Empowering the youth for future leadership”. Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun presided over the panel discussion in which Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Ehsan Bhatta, University of Sindh Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, BZU Multan Law College Principal Dr. Samza Fatima, Raja Shoaib Akhtar of Consciousness Foundation and Mubashir Awan, Director of GCU Youth Development Center also spoke.

Student representatives Hamza Mudassar, Fariha Hashmi and Afnan Hafiz were also among the panelists. The panel discussion was part of the second All Pakistan Summit for Student Societies organized by GCU, Shivrat Foundation and Superior University. “Higher education is changing rapidly, and the industry is also demanding new skills in graduates,” the Vice Chancellor said. is doing He said that the main objective of this summit is to bring students, academicians and stakeholders together to discuss the challenges and problems faced by the students. Punjab Minister Raja Yasir Humayun expressed regret and said that the past In Pakistan student unions were completely misguided and controlled by political parties for their nefarious purposes, hence eventually banned. Instead of student union, we can bring him student representation system to keep him away from politics. Raja Yasir Humayun encouraged the students to actively participate in co-curricular activities and said that job is only based on your marks. Can’t get it but your communication skills and leadership qualities help a lot. Advocate High Court Ms. Amina Qadir highlighted the importance of recognizing basic human rights

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