The Directorate of Student Affairs, Department of International Relations and Department of Political Science of University of Okara (UoO) jointly organized a range of activities including a seminar, walk and signature wall in connection with Kashmir Day.

A large number of administrative officers, faculty members and students participated in those activities, showing solidarity with the Kashmiris through speeches, lectures, slogans and signatures.

The UO’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, in his special message at this eve, stated, “The academia has the responsibility to highlight the Kashmir cause among the global comity through debates and discourses to build pressure on India to resolve the issue in line with the resolutions of the United Nations.”

Addressing the participants of the seminar, the Director of Student Affairs, Dr Amjad Ali, said that paying tribute to the sacrifices of the Kashmiris and highlighting their righteous struggle was due to all Pakistanis.

Dr Fakhara Sahid, Head of the Department of IR, discussed the practical policy options to resolve the Kashmir issue. Usman Shamim, Head of Department of Political Science, emphasized on the importance of solving certain internal problems of Pakistan so that the attention could be shifted towards the Kashmir issue.

Dr Shoaib Saleem, Dr Sumaira Ijaz and Nobahar Khan also addressed the students. The seminar was followed by a rally at the campus. The staff and students also inked the signature wall to reiterate the vow to work for the Kashmir cause to their utmost.

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