People of Oman, Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt and other regions had trade and commerce ties with Sindh in ancient times
An Extension Lecture on “Regional Contribution to Indus Culture: New Insights from Scientific Analysis” was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur on Tuesday May 23, 2023. The lecture was organized by the Faculty of Physical Sciences.
Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA was the keynote speaker who focused on the significance of Indus culture in various parts of the world i.e. Oman, Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt and regional context. He said that the ancient people had trade and commerce ties with Sindh at ancient time. Such evidences are available in the history of the Moen-Jo-Daro.
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, who presided over the lecturer program, said that the Indus culture is rich culture traditionally because Indus civilization is an old civilization. Moen-Jo Daro is a glaring example, which reflects civilized culture in terms of town planning, civic facilities at that time.
The Vice Chancellor also lauded the academic and research contribution of Dr. Jonathan Mark in the field of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Prof. Dr. Qasid Hussain Mallah welcomed the guests and participants in the lecture program. He shed light on the objectives of the lecture and briefed about the academic and research input of the Faculty of Physical Sciences.
Tooba Shafaq conducted the proceedings of the lecture. Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain Shar, Prof. Dr. Akhtiar Ali Ghumro, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Masihullah Jatoi, Prof. Dr. Ali Dino Jumani, Dr. Noor Hussain Chandio, Dr. Amir Ahmed Mirbahar, Dr. Mahar Khadim, Dr. Ali Raza Lashari, Irfan Lashari, Sarmad Rahat, Zohaib Memon and large number of students attended the lecture program.