Islamabad  - The Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) has decided to organise different events during the current financial year (July 2015 to June 30 2016) for promotion of social sciences in Pakistan. The IUCPSS will organise a number of countrywide events in collaboration with its partner organisations. As per follow up of Roadmap for Strengthening Social Sciences in Pakistan, announced by Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences — an autonomous national alliance of more than 20 universities of Pakistan — Pakistan s’ first ever National Social Sciences Expo would be organised on 3-4th October 2015 while International Social Sciences Conference would be held on 9-10th January 2016 at Islamabad.

The organising committee would work under the chairmanship of renowned social scientist and vice chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Prof Dr Ihsan Ali. The purpose of this expo includes to educate masses about the growth prospects and the impact of social sciences on the society. During two days expo, different universities/organisations will present their pavilions from all over Pakistan. The expo will be attended by academicians, researchers, practitioners/ corporate managers, entrepreneurs, celebrities, research Journal Publishers, media and civil society.

While describing the objectives of these two mega events, Chairman IUCPSS Dr Nasser Ali Khan said that through these activities, Pakistani universities, academic, policymakers, research and development organisations, government departments and civil society  would join hands to strengthen social sciences in Pakistan and would showcase their achievements and  success stories in social sciences.  

Chairman organising Committee, Prof Dr Ishan Ali said that these events would also be greatly helpful in raising the importance of social sciences among Pakistani youth, media as well as general public and would create soft image of Pakistan.