A Connected Commonwealth: a way forward

Attendees thanks panellists for their contributions

Attendees thanks panellists for their contributions

Organised by Main Atiq Ur Rehman (2007 Professional Fellow from Pakistan, Public Health, Black Heath Agency) on behalf of the Pakistan Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars (PAACS)

Commonwealth Day was observed in Peshawar through the panel discussion ‘A Connected Commonwealth: a way forward’. The event promoted the principles of the Commonwealth and highlighted the contributions made to Pakistan through Commonwealth Scholarships offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK. Special guest, Dr Farzand Ali Jan, Vice Chancellor, Iqra National University, presented shields to participants at the end of the event.

The speakers discussed the importance of connecting the 53 nations represented through the Commonwealth, and explore the challenges faced, including environmental challenges, conflict resolution and trade deficit. Participants from various universities attended the event and took part in wider discussions. Speakers included:

  • Farah Samuel, Manager SSD Commonwealth Youth City (2017 Shared Scholar, MSc Energy and Society, Durham University)
  • Prof Dr M Sajjid, Geology Department, University of Peshawar
  • Prof Dr Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwardi, Director, Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Peshawar
  • Prof Dr Asif Khattak, Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar
  • Pro Dr Sareer Baadshah, Islamia College University
  • Mian Atiq Ur Rehman, CEO, Welfare Hand Org

Following discussion, information on Commonwealth Scholarships was provided to university students in attendance.

Photos from the event are available on CSC Flickr

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