Hyderabad Intermediate part-I results announced
Hyderbad, Nov 11: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Hyderabad, on Tuesday announced the results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC Part I) of Science, General, Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering groups.
Karachi university extended admission date
Karachi: The Director Admissions, University of Karachi (KU), has announced that the last date for submission of forms for admission to non-test departments has been extended up to November 12, 2009. Candidates can submit the duly filled-in forms only at the Hamid Square Branch of UBL (Near Disco Bakery, Gulshan-e-Iqbal). Forms can be obtained from the same branch on payment of Rs500 only. It must be noted that no other branch of UBL will issue or accept the forms.
Conflict resolution study needs scientific treatment
Karachi: Conflict is more or less a negative concept and implies on regulated conflicts such as political dissent and discussion, peaceful protests and movements and annihilation of masses. Conflict resolution is another form of peace making.
Dr Lok Raj Baral, Professor and Executive Chairman at Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies, Katmandu, said this while speaking as the keynote speaker at the two-day regional workshop titled Conflict Resolution Research (CRR). The workshop, organised by the Department of International Relations (IR), University of Karachi, in collaboration with The Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, at the LEJ, National Science Information Centre, KU, began on Tuesday.
Dr Baral opined that people became rebels and created conflicts because of extremely adverse situation that have made their lives miserable. "This should be taken seriously by the government and society because the social and economical disparity leads to conflicts, which causes harm and destruction in society. This is the reason why conflict resolution research in South Asia is a challenging and daunting task and needs to be comprehensive," he added. He suggested that the study of conflict resolution also needed scientific treatment much like other social sciences. He also coined the term "Paxology", which means science of peace.
Chairman Department of IR, KU, Dr. Moonis Ahmer declared that the conflict resolution research was a process of investigation, probe and inquiry which could help people, groups and countries to cope with the situation that causes the outbreak of violent conflicts. "It can also lead to a comprehensive study of social conflict and a means of studying conflicts emanating from aggressive and militaristic human behaviour," he said.
He defined conflict resolution research as a process which could help people, groups and countries to cope with situations that cause violence and destruction. He emphasised the need for establishing a culture of conflict resolution research which has the scope for scientific reasoning, tolerance and objectivity as well as focusing on human development and most significantly creating a vibrant educational system.
Imran Shameem, Programme Officer, Hanns Seidal Foundation; Dr. Muhammad Shamsuddin, Dean Faculty of Arts, KU; Brig (retd) A.R. Siddiqui, Security Analyst; Rabia Akhtar, Chairperson Department of Defense and Diplomatic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi; Arshi Saleem Hashmi, Senior Research Analyst, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad; and Ivan Somali, Project Manager Communication for Effective Social Services Development, Peshawar; and Director Global Collaboration also spoke on the occasion. The workshop will continue on Wednesday (today). The news
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