MIRPUR (AJK) -  The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST) are jointly hosting 4th International Conference on Social Sciences at the HEC Auditorium in Islamabad from October 26.

MUST Business School Director Dr Khalique said that at least 24 delegates from various parts of the world have confirmed their participation in the conference.

“Over 200 delegates from universities and research organisations from various parts of the world have been registered for participation in the conference,” he said. The delegates including seasoned academicians of the global repute would read their paper containing their high intellect and pen on the concerned subject, he added.

Azad Jammu & Kashmir President Masood Khan will grace the inaugural session of the conference as chief guest on October 26. Besides, Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed and MUST Vice Chancellor Dr Habib ur Rehman will also address the inaugural session highlighting the salient features and objectives of the global conference.

Highlighting its salient features, Dr Khalique underlined that primarily the conference is being convened under the theme of importance of regional and international cooperation to address the problems and prospects to the field.

He continued that its prime objective is to bring academic leaders and researchers together at one platform and provide them with an opportunity of sharing their researches, building, friendship and development academic and research collaboration.

Dr Khalique underlined that the HEC had already established a committee for development of social sciences and humanity in Pakistan to strengthen the research in social science in the country including AJK.

Research scholars including subject experts will read their research papers on  various themes including socio economic development and education in Pakistan, civil society and neoliberals state, democratic government and development,  folklore and quest for identity, socioeconomic development and education in Pakistan, theories and methods, emerging trends in social sciences – besides participating in the dialogue  and discussion during different session s of the two-day conference, he concluded.