KARACHI - Serious human rights violations are going on in Kashmir, nobody is listening to our stance in the international community, we need to think why international community is not listening to our stance and giving no attention to the gross human rights violations in Kashmir.

Interest of people and the state of Pakistan must be supreme when dealing with other countries. We have had the habit of giving extra concessions to our brotherly or friendly countries in the past. CPEC will protect the interests of both the countries.

These views were expressed Profesor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor KU, while delivering his keynote address at the concluding ceremony of the International Conference entitled, “Diversity and Peace: Challenges to Social Discourse”, organised by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi (KU) at Arts Auditorium.

Professor Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi, Professor Emeritus, Punjab University presented the conference recommendations.

“The conference recommends a dialogue across diversities that exist in Pakistan. We should strive hard at official and societal level for socio-cultural and religious tolerance and promote mutual cooperation. We need to work together for the ideals set out in the constitution of Pakistan as well as the statements of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.”

“The conference reiterates that global peace and stability can be guaranteed if all nations respect one another, ensure the rights of suffering humanity, political and cultural equality and mutual respect should be the guiding principles of global level interactions among nations”, added Dr Hasan Askari Rizwi.

Meanwhile foreign scholars also talked to the media and congratulated KU faculty of social sciences on hosting the conference.

Dr Yahya Yesilyurt from Kastamonu University, Turkey said that today, as globalization accelerates due to technological development, Turkey and Pakistan can support the history of friendship and cooperation cultures by establishing common scientist, economic and military strategies so that they can contribute to global peace through regional alliance.

This conference was very successful and useful for me. I hope that this next conference will be more effective in the world. I want to thank university of Karachi for such great hospitality”, said Dr Yahya.

Dr Xiaoqing Xie from University of Geosciences, China said that CPEC and One Belt One Road construction are closely linked. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has played an exemplary role in One Belt One Road construction, and One Belt one Road construction will create more favorable external environment for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor constriction. CPEC is the beauty of Pakistan China relations.

Dr Olena Bordilovska, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine Diversity could be a source of multinational cooperation and peace while on the other side it could be a source of a conflict and hatred. It depends on us, what way we chose. I do believe that this conference is very important for serving the purpose of promoting peace and harmony. She admired Prof Dr Muhammad Ahmed Qadri and his dynamic team.

Dean faculty of social sciences KU Prof Dr Muhammad Ahmed Qadri presented the vote of thanks speech and thanked the Vice Chancellor and his faculty for all support in this regard.