Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Monday, 06 March 2017 10:58

Dr. Riaz Ahmad speaks at Pakistan Study Centre’s Seminar

Eminent scholar and former Director National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research Islamabad, Prof Dr. Riaz Ahmad delivered key note address at a Seminar in Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar. The seminar was presided over by Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Director Pakistan Study Centre. Author of 45 books, of whom 30 are on Quaid-e-Azam, Prof Riaz spoke of the theme “Quaid-e-Azam and Pakistan”. He threw light on intellectual and political evolution of Quaid-e-Azamm Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He said that without Jinnah, the dream of Pakistan could not be realized. He disclosed that Gandhi and Nehru wrote papers on the topic of “How to handle Jinnah?”  These papers are available in British Library London. He said that Quaid-e-Azamm Muhammad Ali Jinnah had tremendous love for Pakhtuns. It was on his persistent demand in the Roundtable Conferences and on other occasions that constitutional reforms were introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (then NWFP). The lecture of Dr. Riaz Ahmad was followed by questions answers session.


leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more