Lahore: Penal and technical sessions and lectures were conducted on the second day of three-day 12th Annual Population Research Conference with the theme “Pakistani Youth: The Ultimate Resource,” being jointly organized by Population Association of Pakistan (PAP), in collaboration with Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS).
Dr Sabiha H Syed chaired a session on “Youth, Migration and Security,” in which Aisha Firdous, Dr Zahira Batool, Ishrat Abbas, Mehnaz Gul, Wajid Tahir, Muhammad Wajid Tahir, Rubia Kauser, Rizwana Yousaf, Majid Ali Tahir and Muhammad Awais Nazeer made presentations while the panellists included Joint Director PIDE Dr G M Arif and Dr Atle Hetland from Oslo Norway.
Vice-Chancellor Beaconhouse National University Sartaj Aziz delivered lecture on “Youth, Education and Employment: Opportunities and Challenges” which was chaired by President PAP Shahida Azfar. Dr Mehtab S Karim from George Mason University USA chaired a session on “Youth and Culture.”
The discussant included Senior Program Manager Population Council Minhaj-ul-Haq while Rabia Jalil, Adeela Rehman, Fauzia S Alvi, Amjad Kavesh, Muhammad Farooq and Saman Nazir gave presentations. Director ISCS Prof Dr Muhammad Hafeez chaired panel discussion on “Youth and Media” while Founder Director Creative anger by Rakhshi Dr Rakhshinda Perveen, Editor Reporting The News Mian Saif-ur-Rehman, Editor Dunya News Salman Ghani, Editor The Nation Salim Bukhari and Anchor Dunya News Zunera Azhar participated.
Representative UNFPA Rabbi Royan chaired session on “Youth Programming in Pakistan” and the panellists included Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Deptt Punjab Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, Secretary Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Jamal Uddin Shah, Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Deptt Sindh Asif Haider Shah, Additional Secretary Youth Affairs, Sports and Environmental Deptt Baluchistan Atta-ur-Rehman Khilji and Program Officer UNFPA Sadia Atta Mehmood.
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