Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam was the Chief Guest and Key Note speaker in a Seminar at Police Training College Hangu. Commandant of Police Training College Hangu Dr. Fasihuddin Ashraf presided over the function. The theme of the seminar was “Quaid-e-Azam: A man of principles”. 

Delivering his key note address on the theme, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that in all stages of life and career, Quaid-e-Azam stuck to his principles. Even in childhood, he was different from his fellow young men. In pursuit of knowledge and career, he worked hard. He did not stop for good but kept on going for the best. Dr. Fakhar said that in both capacities as lawyer and politician, Quaid-e-Azam excelled. It was his sheer determination and persistent struggle which made achievement of Pakistan possible. He said that though Quaid-e-Azam ruled for a very short span of time, but he left undeletable impression in the corridors of power. He stood for justice, merit, fair play and spared no one who tried to exert pressure for gaining ulterior motives. Dr. Fakhar referred to Quaid-e-Azam’s speeches to the First Constituent Assembly (1947) and Civil servant at Peshawar (1948). In those two speeches, he has given his philosophy of governance. To Quaid-e-Azam, government officials were responsible to serve the public without any fear of political pressure. He termed corruption as the biggest menace.


In his presidential address, Commandant of Police Training College Hangu Dr. Fasihuddin Ashraf thanked the guest speaker for sparing time and addressing the seminar. He said that KP police have shifted its paradigm and now it is becoming people-friendly force. He said that we have to inculcate the principles of Quaid-e-Azam in the minds of new generation, police force and civil servants. On this occasion, young police officers delivered speeches and school children presented tableaus.

Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar was a resource person at National Workshop for orientation of Local Government representatives. The workshop, which was arranged by Dawa Academy International Islamic University Islamabad, was held at Saidu Sharif Swat on 13-15 December. Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam gave presentations on two topics (1) Ideological Foundations of Pakistan and (2) Future of Pakistan: Hopes and Apprehensions. 

The participants took keen interest in both the presentations and asked many questions which were satisfactorily answered by the Resource Person.

Pakistan Study Centre, Department of History University of Peshawar and a Karachi-based organization The Citizen Archives of Pakistan (CAP) jointly organized a Workshop on Oral History. It was held in the conference room of Pakistan Study Centre.

The workshop was inaugurated by Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam while Prof. Dr. Salman Khan Bangash History Department described objectives. The Executive Director CAP Swaleha Alam Shahzada gave a detailed presentation on the origin, development and importance of the oral history. Two trainers Alia Tayeb and Sultan Ali, from Citizen Archives of Pakistan (CAP) imparted training to the audience about various technicalities and requirements of recording and preserving oral history.

The workshop was attended by faculty members and students of Pakistan Study Centre and Department of History University. The participants took keen interest in the session and asked many questions.  Dr. Altaf Qadir presented vote of thanks to the participants and visiting team of the Citizen Archives of Pakistan (CAP).

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