PR No. 119 Education and Public Diplomacy: Embassy holds an Interactive Session with Pakistani Academic Community Islamabad: 20 Sept. 2016

In continuation of the Mission’s Education and Public Diplomacy endeavours, the Embassy organized an interactive session with the Pakistani Academic Community in Japan led by Pakistan Students Association Japan (PSAJ). Over 40 Pakistani academics, intelligentsia, scholars, researchers, students who are presently pursuing research and higher studies in different disciplines in Japan participated in the event, says a press release received here today from Tokyo.

Ambassador Farukh Amil appreciated the excellent work being done by Pakistan academics in Japan and urged them to rededicate themselves for the scientific and technical uplift of Pakistan. He underscored that it was extremely important to establish and strengthen close linkages between the universities, faculties and students of Japan and Pakistan. Appreciating their positive role the Ambassador emphasized that they could contribute immensely in image building and creating a bridge between people of the two countries.

The Ambassador especially underscored the grave human rights violations in IOK. He stressed that for students, researchers and citizens of Pakistan to go about their daily lives they must not forget sacrifices of the armed forces of Pakistan.  Underlining the importance of  an active and  equal participation of women in  all fields of life he stated that their role and contribution  was significant to realize the dream of  an educated,  modern,  democratic and knowledge driven Pakistan as envisioned by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Following a lively discussion on a wide range of interesting areas the event concluded after an interactive session over lunch.