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PU ISCS organizes seminar on society, state and nationhood
PU ISCS organizes seminar on society, state and nationhood

LAHORE: (Saturday, November 11, 2023): Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) organized a seminar on ‘Society, State and Nationhood in 21 Century’. On this occasion, Director ISCS Prof Dr Rubeena Zakar, senior journalist and renowned author Tahir Mehmood, faculty members and a large number of students were present. In her address, Dr Rubeena Zakar welcomed the honorable guest and participants. She highlighted the importance of the topic. In his keynote address, Tahir Mehmood shed light on the topic and said that society and nationhood are crucial for a state. He said that assumptions can’t change the reality, context is co related to the reality. He said that man gave part of his reality to his state so the state can regulate and in 21st century revolutions are technology and information. State sovereignty is challenged by innovation, he added. He briefly described the history of European Union think tank, Indian global Dis info Campaign affected Pakistan & anti Pakistan content was being spread through 500+ websites. He used history references to emphasize that the price of Ignorance is slavery. He said that personal biases, unequal distribution of resources were challenges to our nationhood. He said that the future belongs to the youth and Pakistan is lucky to have diversely fertilized land.