Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman emphasized the need to promote the culture of book reading in society. He said that the trend of reading books among the youth has decreased due to social media.

He was speaking at the launching ceremony of the book “22 Log” by Alumni Sajjad Parvez organized by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) at the Governor House Lahore. Vice-Chancellor IUB Prof Dr Athar Mahboob, Senior Journalist Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami, Ms Amna Mufti and author of the book Sajjad Pervaiz also addressed the event.

Governor Punjab further explained that book reading should be encouraged to promote the culture of tolerance and tolerance in society. The Governor of Punjab said that the book “22 Log” is not only a book but the essence of the academic, intellectual, artistic and research life of 22 unemployed people. He said that this book includes detailed interviews of those personalities who have prominent positions in the field of art, education, research, journalism, literature and history.

Governor Punjab also appreciated the efforts of Vice-Chancellor Dr Athar Mahboob in this regard. He further said that as the chancellor, I am working to create a consortium in seven important areas by mobilizing the Vice-Chancellors of the universities of Punjab. Among them, there was a review meeting regarding the consortium established on financial discipline and governance in the universities. In which some decisions were made on how to improve the management of universities and other matters.

Speaking on this occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Athar Mehboob said that it is a joyous occasion for me that this prestigious event is the book “22 Log” published under the efforts of the Directorate of Press Media and Publications of the IUB. The book “22 Log” is based verbatim and on interviews with leading artists of the world of art whom it is a privilege to meet, read and receive their fees. These personalities are united in their imagination, art, intelligence, thought and civilization and with their efforts, they give a new direction to the times and contribute to the process of evolution.

On this occasion, Shahzad Ahmed Khalid, Director of Press Media and Publications said that in today’s era, it is important to inform about the performance of educational institutions, no matter how famous they are.  Practically, a glimpse of this awareness is possible from a newspaper headline, radio, TV channel reports and social media updates and posts. Department of Public Relations, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur is trying to convey the curricular and co-curricular activities organized in the centenary great educational institution to the public opinion promptly.

On this occasion, Prof Dr Shazia Anjum Dean Faculty of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Prof Dr Jawad Hussain Dean Faculty of Management Sciences and Commerce, Prof Dr Aftab Hussain Gillani, Dean Faculty of Law, Prof Dr Tahir Hussain Dean Faculty of Computing, Ms Maria Ansari, Principal University College of Art and Design, Dr Azhar Hussain, Director of Alumni, Dr Shanayyara, Chief Public Relations, Zahid Sulman, faculty members, professors and important personalities from various walks of life were present.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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