PM to hold dialogue with eminent educationists on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, as part of his “dialogue with the nation” initiative to formulate a national policy to tackle various challenges, being faced by the country, will hold dialogue with eminent educationists and vice chancellors from across the country on Monday.This will be the third interactive session under the ‘Dialogue with the PM’ initiative launched by Prime Minister Gilani to hold consultation with the intellectuals, artistes, vice chancellors of universities and mediapersons, to formulate a national policy to counter the growing trend of intolerance and enhance the level of understanding among the masses.

Under this unique initiative, the Prime Minister has already held very productive interactive sessions with country’s renowned intellectuals and artistes on July 25 and 29, respectively, which was largely hailed by the people from various segments of society.The new initiative ‘Dialogue with the PM’ is aimed at encouraging free discussion on all issues confronted by the society and also strengthen present government’s policy of consensus and reconciliation amongst all the stakeholders.The recommendations emanating from this unique Dialogue will be incorporated by the Prime Minister in his speech on August 14 and these will ultimately become a part of an overall policy to address the menace of terrorism, militancy and extremism.

The eminent educationists and vice chancellors from across the country, who will be attending the August 1 (Monday) session of the ‘Dialogue with the PM’ include Ms. Mehtab Akber Rashdi, Qasim Pirzada, Begum Afroze, Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqi, Sarwat Ali, Dr. Saleem Akhtar, Dr. Faqeera Khan Faqri, Prof. Dr. Asmatullah, Prof. Salma Masood, Prof. Fazal-e-Rabbi, Prof. Elvin Adwin, Prof. Asmatullah, Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir, Allauddin Masood, Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddique, Ms. Samina Qadir, Yasin Masoom Zai, Dr. Rubina Kamran, Abdul Hameed Memon Sindhi, Nisar Ahmed Sidiqi, Muhammad Ali Deplai, Prof. Mehdi Hassan, Mrs. Sabiha Mansoor, Ms. Safia Ibad, Ms. Rubina Qureshi, Iqbal Jatoi, Dr. Khadim Hussain, Abdul Shakoor, Nargis Zaidi, Ms. Sadiqa Salahuddin, Dr. A.H Nayyar, Irfan Awan, Sad-ru-Din Pardhan, Prof. Dr. M Memon, Dr. Farzana Feroz, Ms. Shaista Wahidi, Ms. Nadia Beg, Syeda Mehr Bano (Juggan Kazim) and Ms Nusrat Haris. – APP