First meeting of Board of Governors of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair University of Sindh presided over by Chairman Senate and Chairman Board of Governors of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair Mr. Farooq H.Naek.
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair will organize one day international conference on Vision of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto : Democracy and Prosperity in last week of January,2012 at Sindh University and scholars from Country and abroad will be invited to attend and present papers. The decision in this regard was taken by first meeting of Board of Governors of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair University of Sindh presided over by Chairman Senate and Chairman Board of Governors of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair Mr. Farooq H.Naek here on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Nazir A.Mughal Vice Chancellor University of Sindh and Co-chairman Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair, Speaker Provincial Assembly Sindh Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Mr. Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan, Principal Secretary of Governor Sindh Mr. Mumtaz Rehman, Dr. Mumtaz Bhutto , Federal Director General Culture Abdul Kareem Ansari, Director General Culture Sindh Muhammad Ramzan. The Pro Vice Chancellors of University’s campuses Dr. Raffia Ahmed Shaikh, Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili and acting Pro Vice Chancellor of main campus Dr.Muhammad Hussain Shaikh also attended the meeting. The meeting offered fateha for Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. The meeting approved to appoint a working committee to monitor the implemenmetation of decisions of the BOG and report to the meeting of the Board of Governors. Speaking on this occasion the Chairman Senate Mr. Farooq H.Naek said that there can be no greater honour than carrying forward the philosophy and mission of visionary leader Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who undoubtly a colossus Asian Leaders indomitable courage to lay down her life for the liberation of masses. He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was no ordinary persona, she was an institution and a great proponent of progressive thinking, social uplift and democratic rule and added that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto promoted the soft image of Pakistan at international level. Mr. Farooq H.Naek said that, as Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto tried to spread education among girls, built tens of thousands of schools and recruited one hundred thousand teachers, seventy thousand of whom were women and added that she appointed women to superior judiciary, believing that gender equality was essential to the dispensation of justice. She thought and implemented her idea of a bank for women run by women Mr. Farooq H.Naek said. He further said that Government led by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto made Pakistan polio free for the first time and lifted ban on women in sports. He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s life was highly inspiring and moving tale of incessant struggle, pain of personal losses and supreme sacrifices and an unconquerable will to achieve her lofty goals for the betterment of her countrymen, not matter what the cost. Mr. Farooq H.Naek said that Shaeed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto firmly believed that reconciliation was necessary to promote and sustain democracy in Pakistan in the wake of successive authoritarian rule and added that towards this end, she singed the historic charter of democracy with PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif. This land mark agreement is anchored in the notion of political reconciliation and in spirit of futuristic cooperation. The Senate Chairman said that for Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, democracy was the best revenge. He said that it wasn’t just political reconciliation within Pakistan that she cherished. Her vision of reconciliation was much broader and global in nature and very far reaching He said and added that she also aimed to trace the roots, causes and potential solutions to the crisis between the Muslim world and West. Mr. Farooq H.Naek said that establishment of Chair to facilitate research on the life and role of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in the areas of democratic governance, human rights and socio-economic justice and promotion of international and regional peace and stability is the step in the right direction to achieve these goals. The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh and Co-chairman of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair Dr. Nazir A.Mughal speaking on this occasion highlighted progress of the chair. He said that work of the construction of buildings of chair and convention center is in progress and due to shortage of funds the construction work was delayed. He said that by the end of December 2011 the construction work of buildings of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair and Convention center will be completed. Highlighting University’s research and academic programs Dr. Mughal said that the University has singed linkage programs with 16 foreign Universities in different disciplines to promote research and academic exchange programs. Dr. Mughal said that presently 23000 students are studying in the University while large number scholars are engaged in M.Phil and Ph.D programs. Dr. Muhammad Hussain Shaikh on this occasion presented a presentation about University and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair’s research programs. The Chairman Senate along with members of the Board of Governors of Chair visited and inspected the buildings of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair and Convention center.