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International Moot calls for attaching importance to all languages of Pakistan

Conference on ‘Democratic Federalism’ recommends increased interaction among various ethnicities of the country.

Organized by Shah Abdul Abdul Latif University Khairpur, the International Conference formulated a number of recommendations for submitting to Federal govt.  

By Sanwal

Khairpur

The 3-day International Conference on ‘Democratic Federalism: Governance, Decentralization and Diversity in Pakistan’, which ended here on Friday, called for attaching importance to all languages of Pakistan.

The moot, organized by the Department of Political Science, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, recommended that for good governance, interaction among various ethnicities should be increased and all languages should be given due importance so that no ethnic group should feel deprived.

It further recommended that the democratic way of resolving issues related to the governance and politics be adopted and participatory approach towards policy-making should be adopted.

It was recommended further that the members of Upper and Lower House should be allowed to play their rule in the governance process. “Senate should be made more powerful to deliver proportionate balance of power among the provinces,” it urged.

“The economic federalism and political federalism should be separately dealt in the policy and research paradigm. The Decentralization of power should be expedited carefully with the intention of development in the local vicinity. The curriculum at all levels of education should be improved and reformed so that more religious, ethnic and social tolerance can be created among masses,” the recommendations contained.

The moot also suggested that the gender balance and women empowerment should be focused in political and economic spheres of life.

Prof. Dr. Amir Ali Chandio, Chairman Department of Political Science and Conference Secretary presented the recommendations of the conference.

More than 80 research papers were presented including 8 papers by scholars from Oman, Turkey, China, Nepal, USA, Indonesia and Germany physically and via online mode. The delegations from more than 37 national Universities from the across the country participated in the conference.

The proceedings of the closing session were conducted by Prof. Shahida Amir Chandio. The galaxy of scholars attended the conference, developed social integration and unity of thoughts for the peace and progress of the country. A large number of Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Students attended the concluding ceremony.

Talking to the participants of the closing ceremony, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, who presided over the concluding session, remarked that themes of the conference were very important and relevant with the governance, federalism and diversified culture of Pakistan.

Dr. Ibupoto said that the recommendations of the conference will be sent to the Government of Pakistan for implementation so the federation and sovereignty of Pakistan could be strengthened in democratic manner.

Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Dean Faculty of Arts & Languages, Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ali Junejo, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ishtiaque Ahmed Choudhry from Garrison University Lahore, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Nawaz Hakro from Oman, and Prof. Dr. Shabana from Qauid-i-Azam University, Islamabad were the guests of honor.

The conference was organized in collaboration with Government of Sindh, Sukkur IBA University, Bhittai Social Watch & Advocacy (BSWA), Khairpur and Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO), Sukkur.

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