Media a vehicle to project academia’s products
KARACHI – Media is a vehicle to project the products which the academia produces. Media, academic and policy-makers constitutes a strategic triangle, the outcome of which is a balanced and well-built country with a knowledge-based society, these views were expressed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaisar and others during their address at the panel discussion organised by the Department of General History.They said history, media and policy-makers could form a strategic triangle that could provide better solutions to the challenges that Pakistan was facing currently.
The panel discussion titled academia, media, policy-makers: A Strategic Triangle is part of a project named as History Media Policy Project that was initiated by the General History Department and Public Policy Forum. Dr Taha, project director, informed that beside few exceptions, the quality of argument discussion of our legislators and policy-makers on talk shows, in seminars, workshops, conferences and even in the courtroom is not up to the mark that is why we initiated the project that aims at establishing links among historical data, media and policy makers. It would facilitate major stakeholders to bridge up the gap among factual data and other respective entities, he said. Other speakers including Shamim-ur-Rehman, Nisar Akhtar, Dr Nisar Zuberi, Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal (Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi), Prof Dr Tahir Masood, Asghar Zaidi highlight the suggested role of media and academic. They said that it was the responsibility of academia to update media with the actual factual position by modern and biased research, being think tank of a nation, the academia was also responsible for giving possible solutions to the problems which the country was facing. Media’s role begins with highlighting of the factual position and solutions provided by the academia The information that media will deliver could be utilized by our policy makers and they can shape up bureaucratic as well as economic structure of a country in such a way that can benefit every stakeholder of the state. This way, media, academia and policy makers can work strategically by shaping themselves in a triangle and their bond can lead the entire nation towards the path of success. The VC appreciated the concept of the project and said that by doing research on the current issues, the department could strive to transform itself into a state-of-the-art institute. On this occasion, the third volume of the journal of General History Department was also launched which is likely to be recognized by HEC soon. SEMINAR ON GERIATRIC CONCERN: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT KU TOMORROW: KU Department of Health and Physical Education is organising a seminar on Geriatric Concern: Challenges and Opportunities on April 28 in the KU Arts Auditorium. KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaisar will preside over the event whereas Dr Saghir Ahmed has consented to be the chief guest. The seminar focuses on issues related to aging.