In connection with the international day of persons with disabilities, Punjab University (PU) Child Welfare Center (CWC) organized a special event at Pervez Hassan Environmental Law Auditorium.

On this occasion, Dean Faculty of Information and Media Studies Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood, Director Institute of Special Education Prof Dr Humaira Bano, Principal CWC Dr Ayesha Wajihullah, faculty members, students with special needs and their parents were present. In the event, special children presented tableaus and received great applause from the audience.

In his address, Dr Khalid Mehmood said that all human beings were different from each other in terms of abilities and the word ‘disability’ should not be used for special children. He said that with the passage of time, children with unique abilities have been accepted. He congratulated the organizers for organizing such an event and appreciated the role of teachers and parents in developing the skills of the children.

Dr Humaira Bano said that Allah Almighty has blessed special children with unique abilities, by identifying them; they could become an important part of the society. The Principal said that the Child Welfare Centre would continue to play a role to increase the skills of children with unique abilities.

Punjab University Department of Philosophy organized Iqbal Memorial Lecture on “The Qur’anic Principles for the Interpretation of the Qur’an and Critical Examination of the Basic Tenets of Islamic Theology” at Al Raazi Hall.

On this occasion, In-charge Department of Philosophy Dr Muhammad Jawwad, former Chairman Department of Philosophy Prof Dr Abdul Hafeez Fazli, known scholar Prof Dr Absar Ahmad, faculty members and students were present. In his lecture, Dr Fazli said that The Quranic concept of rationality is based on Quranic principles stated in the Holy Book. He said that if the Muslims want to come out of this intellectual crisis, civilizational decline and the quagmire of sectarianism and wish to rise again on the horizons of civilizations, they should reconstruct their theology based on the Quran.

Dr Absar said that the subject of philosophy teaches us a lot. He said that we should adopt the habit of reading the Holy Quran with translation/comprehension. Dr Muhammad Jawwad thanked the speakers for the keynote speech for character building of the students. He said that the Quran is a reality without the guidance of which success in life is not possible.

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