ISLAMABAD, July 18, in a significant move towards fostering social and religious harmony, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Resilient Women Network (RWN) jointly hosted a seminar on enhancing socio-religious harmony in educational institutions. The seminar emphasized that students, in addition to receiving formal education, should be encouraged to participate in activities that contribute to societal betterment after graduation.
Chairman of the HEC, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, and Member of the National Assembly, Dr. Nafisa Shah, while addressing the seminar, stressed the necessity of promoting diversity in society. They suggested that doing so would help project an accurate portrayal of the true teachings of Islam to the world and would align with Quaid-e-Azam's vision for Pakistan.
The seminar further underscored the need for a collaborative effort between parents and teachers in raising children. Creating awareness about the importance of inclusivity and the dangers of intolerance is critical. The event saw an impressive turnout with vice-chancellors from over 26 public and private universities, as well as current and former legislators in attendance.
The Chairperson of the Resilient Women Network and ex-MNA Asiya Nasir, Chairman of the HEC, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, and Executive Director, Shaishta Sohail, extended their gratitude to the participating vice-chancellors and assembly members, who in turn assured full support from their respective institutions. This milestone seminar stands as a testament to the dedication of these organizations towards fostering harmony and unity in educational institutions across the country.