LAHORE - State Minister for Education Ghulam Farid Kathia has said that intolerance and prejudice can be eradicated from the society by developing better means of communication and learning languages to understand the point of others. A nation could flourish only if its researchers/writers work to bring harmony among the masses, said the Minister while speaking as chief guest at the launching-ceremony of a book titled 9 Zubani Lughat (9 Languages Dictionary) held under the auspices of Urdu Science Board, Ministry of Education here Saturday. The Minster said that it was the need of the hour to expedite the research work on languages and the intellectuals and academics needed to act to promote various languages, which he added, had to go a long way to create harmony and unity among the masses of different areas of the country by facilitating them understand problems and issues of one and others and to address them with consensus and cohesion. Urdu Science Board Director General Iqbal Nabi Nadeem lauded the expertise, effort and cooperation of the compiler of the dictionary and also thanked the minister for his remarks. Renowned poet, dramatist Amjad Islam Amjad, Shahzad Ahmad, Prof Abdul Aziz Mengal, the compiler of the dictionary and other personalities also spoke on the occasion. The dictionary unique of its kind is in nine languages including Urdu, English, Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Siraiki, Persian and Brahvi. Later on, talking with mediamen, Ghulam Farid Kathia said that unanimous passage of the 18th amendment by the National Assembly was a good omen for the future of Pakistan politics. As to the internal elections in the political parties, he said it was not a big issue because, he was in view, Peoples Party already had a tradition of continuously holding the party election. It is not an issue for our party but other political parties should focus on party election if those are not going through the same, he said. Answering a question on energy crises, he said that present government was doing hard to overcome the crisis as the Musharraf government did nothing to produce energy during the eight years tenure. He also blamed the opponents of rental power projects and argued if rental power projects had been launched, the present situation would not have occurred.