Punjab University (PU) School of Communication Studies (SCS), Department of Development Communication in collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) has organized a seminar on ‘Civic Education and Civic Liberty’ at Hameed Nizami Hall.

On this occasion, Ms Saeeda Diep of Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS), Salman Abid from Institute for Democratic Education & Advocacy (IDEA), anchorperson Ms Ayesha Bakhsh, Chairperson Department of Development Communication Dr Ayesha Ashfaq, Chairperson Department of Digital Media Dr Savera Shami, Assistant Professor Dr Muhammad Akram Soomro, Program Manager PU Radio FM 104⋅6 Muhammad Irshad Chaudhry, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

In her address, Ms Saeeda said that as a nation we should work together for the development and prosperity of the country. She said that the subject of citizenship should be taught at the school level in Pakistan. She showed the children a short film called “Socho Pakistan”.

Salman Abid said that civilized nations in the whole world are recognized not by GDP but civic sense, while we have left the civic model behind. He said that we should avoid harsh words to promote harmony.

Ayesha Baksh said that we need to know the purpose of life. She said that if we recognize civic sense, awareness will be created in the coming generations. She said that with the increase in usage of social media, we have to create civic sense.

Dr Ayesha Ashfaq said that only by fulfilling individual responsibilities can we fulfill collective responsibilities. Later, souvenirs were presented to the distinguished guests.

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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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