Closing Ceremony of int’l Conference at Fatima Jinnah Women University
Rawalpindi:07 April: Closing ceremony of two-day International Conference on “Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges” was arranged here on Monday at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU).
Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics was the chief guest while guest of honour was Quaid-i-Azam University Vice Chancellor Dr. Javed Ashraf.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir, the FJWU VC said sustainable development should not be restricted to increase of income but also promote peace, well-being and social justice within and across generations. She said that as a nation we need to look beyond our nose and think out of box and plans things in such a way that the future generations do not suffer.
VC Pakistan Institute of Development Economics delivered a thought provoking lecture on evaluation of social behavior toward sustainability and identify reward and penalties associated with resource usage. He shed light on how attitude are changing globally and we are thinking about our self.
He said that we inherit a planet which is full of resources but wasting it. Today’s world is characterized by the attitude i.e. all is fair in pursuit of wealth. Inequality in income leads to many problems, he added. Dr. Bushra Yasmeen, conference coordinator, said that scholars addressed number of issues pertaining to the suggested solution toward sustainable development in Pakistan. They have identified structural weakness, governance issues and implementation loopholes and part toward inclusive growth without compromising sustainability.
Source: Daily Times.