NUST organized Launch Ceremony of Dr Shahid Hashmat’s book “International Conflict Resolution: Role of the UN and the OIC” at Jinnah Auditorium, on April 28, 2015. Rector NUST Engr Muhammad Asghar graced the ceremony as chief guest. The ceremony coincided with the Annual Book Fair organized by NUST Book Club.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Safdar Ali Shah, Director Publishing and Student Affairs, talked about the activities and achievements of the NUST Publishing House. Brig (R) Agha Ahmad was the guest of honor. He eulogized the efforts of the author for writing on an important subject like conflict resolution. Dr Moonis Ahmar, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi, and Dr Gulfaraz Ahmed, former federal secretary, also shared their valuable insights on the book. Dr Lutfullah Mangi, Pro Vice Chancellor at Shah Abdul Latif University, Shikarpur Campus, highlighted the significance of the book and contribution of the publication to the corpus of knowledge on the subject. His review was read out in his absence.
Addressing the ceremony, Engr Muhammad Asghar stressed on redefining the roles of the UN and the OIC by making them more assertive to resolve various conflicts across the globe. He remarked that Pakistan needed to prioritize its national interests and sustain its neutral role within the power struggle in the Middle East.