KARACHI (PR): Habib University held its First annual conference on Postcolonial Education at a local hotel in. Global scholars, thinkers, activists and writers were invited to reflect on the crisis, direction and goals of education in the present conjuncture, along with intellectuals and leading educationists from Pakistan.

The Conference provided an opportunity for dialogue, analysis and engagement on postcolonial higher education in general and in the context of Pakistan, referencing from historical experiences for future improvements within the education sector.  Dr. Nauman Naqvi, Acting Dean & Founding Facility, Schools of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Habib University chaired the conference.

He spoke on the “Challenges of the Regional Humanities Curriculum”. Other prominent speakers included Dr. Farid Panjwani and Dr. Sanjay Seth from University of London, Dr. Rubina Saigol an independent researcher, and Dr. Ravindran Sriramachandran from American University of Sharjah. The panel discussion featured celebrated writers Mr. Intizar Hussain and Mr. Mohammed Hanif; Mr. Asif Aslam Farrukhi, a leading writer and literacy critic; and renowned architect and urban planner Mr. Arif Hasan.