The opening ceremony of 6th international conference on the theme ‘Digitalization of Sustainable Education, Economics, Business and Society in Emerging Economies’, jointly organized by Punjab University (PU) Institute of Education and Research, Department of History, School of Economics and Institute of Special Education at Faisal Auditorium.
On this occasion, Deputy Rector of Academic Affairs UiTM, Malaysia Prof Dr Muhammad Azlan, Director UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia Dr Rohana Zur, Director IER Prof Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, Chairman Department of History Prof Dr Mahboob Hussain, conference Secretary Dr Ghulam Fatima, Senior Vice President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Zafar Mehmood Chaudhry, national and internationally renowned researchers, faculty members and students were present.
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof Dr Shahid Munir has said that all political parties should be united on the agenda of peace and economic development for economic stability in the country.
In his address, Dr Shahid Munir presented his nine-point reforms agenda by stating that the government should take measures regarding tax collection, control population, strong local government system, use of modern technology in agriculture, skilled manpower, cheap sources of energy, construction of hydraulic dams, peace talks with neighboring countries and trade in local currency. He said that the higher educational institutions should use the services of the experts of the Chamber of Commerce to prepare the curriculum according to the market needs. He said that the future of the world is related to information technology for which Pakistani students should be provided proper guidance. He congratulated the organizers for organizing the conference.
Dr Muhammad Azlan and Rohana Zur said that they are ready to work with Punjab University at all levels for the promotion of higher education. They said that Pakistanis are very hospitable, delicious food and historical places are also commendable. They called participation in the PU conference a matter of honor for them.
Dr Qayyum said that steps are needed to promote entrepreneurship in educational institutions. He said that investment in education, research and skilled professionals is necessary for the country’s development.
Dr Mehboob said that the purpose of organizing the conference was to provide awareness about new trends in the region to young scholars. He said that the conference will bring suggestions for the improvement of the country’s economy which will benefit the policymakers. He said that as many as 260 research papers are being read at the conference.