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US students visit Geo office

LAHORE: A delegation of students of Harvard Kennedy School, USA, visited Geo TV Network on Sunday and met with senior journalists of the Jang Group.

Chairman Geo Network Imran Aslam briefed the delegation about the role of the media in the developing countries for strengthening democratic institutions. He elaborated the role of Geo TV in corruption eradication from the society and struggle for the freedom of the media during the dictatorship of former president Pervez Musharraf.

He also answered questions of the students about the political situation and the war on terrorism in the country. The delegation also met with senior journalists of the Jang Group Iftikhar Ahmad and Abdul Rauf. They informed the students about the development of media in Pakistan during the past 10 years.

The delegation also visited the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) where MD PEF Mohi-ud-Din Ahmad briefed on the role of the PEF for imparting education in the province. PEF managed a visit of the students to the government and private schools separately for showing the difference in education level. Delegation members asked the students about the education standards and discussed various political issues with the students.

Harvard students visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and observed the collection of Zakat system by the hospital authorities. Dr. Faisal Sultan explained the working of various departments in the hospital.

Later in the night, they had a dinner at a local hotel, arranged by the Harvard Alumni in Lahore. Talking to The News, a student Benn, said that Pakistani people are loving and friendly and there is a misconception about the Pakistani image on international level. Another student Kris said that they were amazed to see the warm reception by the Pakistani people. She further added that it was their first tour to Pakistan they would come again.
Source: The News
Date:1/13/2011