SMIU reviews arrangements for internal mootAugust 26, 2013
KARACHI: The second meeting of the Organizing Committee of Second International Seminar on “Sindh Through the Centuries,” to be organized by Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) in December 2013, at the Conference Hall of SMIU.
Dr Hamida Khuhro, Convener of the Organizing Committee and Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU and Co-Chair of it, chaired the meeting. Other members who attended it were Dr Niloafar Shaikh, noted archaeologist and former Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Dr Jaffer Ahmed, Director Pakistan Study Center, Karachi University, Ms Shaista Muhammad Ali, Honorary Advisor on Cultural Affairs, SMIU, Deans of SMIU Dr Safeeullah Soomro, Dr Fouzia Naeem Khan, Dr Seema Jilani, Dr Anjum Bano Kazmi, Mr. Gulzar Ahmed Mughal, Officiating Registrar SMIU, Mr. Ghulam Ali Surhio, Director Finance SMIU and Anwer Abro, Deputy Director PR, SMIU.
In the meeting, arrangements for the seminar, made so far, were reviewed and the issues related to the subject were discussed in detail. It was decided that the Second International Seminar on “Sindh Through the Centuries” would be held from December 16, 2013 to December 18, in Karachi. The meeting approved the minutes of the 1st meetings of the Organizing Committee and the Sub Committee, constituted for review of abstracts of the papers sent by noted research scholars of various countries for the seminar.
The members of the Organizing Committee expressed satisfaction over the efforts taken by the administration of SMIU and for the seminar. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, VC SMIU while briefing the meeting said a very big seminar is being organized by the newly established university – SMIU. He informed that they had received 50 abstracts of research papers for the world known scholars, out of which 35 were approved. “They all scholars have a romantic affair with Sindh,” Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said and added that the remaining arrangements for the seminar are being finalized to make it successful. He also said that the concerned public and private organizations are being extending their full cooperation in this respect, which is a sign of encouragement.
Dr Hamida Khuhro, noted historian and Convener of the seminar said it is the matter of satisfaction that the persons who have done remarkable work on Sindh’s history, culture, language, archaeology, anthropology, geography and other aspects of it are willing to attend the seminar. She was of the view that this seminar will discover new dimensions of Sindh’s history, culture and language.
Dr. Niloafar Shaikh, noted archaeologist and former Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur said that they all are putting their sincere efforts to make the seminar successful. She said it is good that those scholars are being invited who have noteworthy research work on their credit. Dr Jaffer Ahmed, Director Pakistan Study Center, Karachi University said that seminar has great potential to highlight Sindh’s various aspects, that will be beneficial especially for younger generation.