Speakers at a seminar on Fikr-e-Iqbal aur Nasl-e-Nau have said that Pakistan could not progress until we reduce our reliance on foreign goods.

Punjab University Oriental College Principal Prof. Dr. Ghulam Moinuddin Nizami chaired the seminar which was also addressed by Justice (r) Nasira Javid Iqbal, Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and scholar Dr Saadat Saeed and Dr. Ahtisham Ali from GCU Urdu Department.

The dialogue was part of the week-long first All Pakistan Summit for the Students’ Societies being hosted by the Government College University Lahore.

Speaking on the occasion, Justice (r) Nasira Javid Iqbal said she was highly by this splendid summit of private and public sector universities, and such gathering are much need for the unity of our youth. She said Iqbal’s philosophy is known as the philosophy of khudi or Selfhood; so we need to prefer our local products and reduce our reliance on foreign goods for the economic prosperity of Pakistan.

She revealed that she is pursuing her PhD from GCU Lahore, saying there is and should be no age restriction for education. On lighter note, she said if Allama Iqbal would have been alive, he would have rejected these ideas of GAT Test for PhD.

Dr. Saadat Saeed said different brands have been imposed to make us salves.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said that the philosophy of Iqbal is beacon of light for our youth. He said it is matter pride for all Ravians that Allama Muhammad Iqbal had studied from the Government College Lahore. It is for this pride that we name the new law school as Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Law School.

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Moinuddin Nizami also highlighted the teachings of Allama Iqbal.

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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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