LAHORE (PR): The University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, invited renowned UK based TV presenter, journalist and author Kristiane Backer to deliver a lecture on “Current Scenario and Future Challenges-Way Forward”. The lecture was attended by faculty members, students, and enlightened members of the general public.

Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad welcomed the guest speaker to UMT. He prayed that may Allah Almighty increase her faith and open her heart to the treasures of faith and bounty of His mercy. He also expressed his wish that Kristiane should visit UMT again to teach the students about Islam. He added that UMT already has a number of foreign faculty members who are teaching in different fields of study.

Speaking on the occasion, the guest speaker said that she became a Muslim because she wanted to bring Allah into her life; it was her quest for spirituality that propelled her on the path to Islam. She said that Islam is not an academic exercise, it should be practiced sincerely. She said that the emptiness that she once felt is now filled with meaning. She said that it is an immense pleasure to have a feeling that Allah is always there to protect you and this faith was given to her by the Grace of Allah; it is a life changing experience.

Expressing her views regarding the concept of modesty, Kristiane said that it makes sense for women to be modest and dress in a decent way. On an important note, she said that once a person assimilates something at an intellectual level, then it enters your heart completely.

At the end of the lecture, Associate Professor Rao Jaleel, Head of Department of English Language and Literature at UMT, gave vote of thanks and presented souvenir to the guest speaker.