Two-day moot on Tashkent starts at IIUI

ISLAMABAD, Sep 4: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) host two-day conference to revive the past glory of Tashkent "The Capital of Islamic Culture" in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Society of Asian Civilizations Pakistan today (Tuesday).

The conference will be held at IIUI Auditorium Faisal Mosque Campus Islamabad.

Vice Rector Tashkent Islamic University Uzbekistan Professor Shoisiom Akmalov, Chairman Imam al-Bukhari Scientific-Educational Centre Uzbekistan Professor Dr Zakhidullah Munovvarov, Tashkent Institute of Oriental Studies Professor Dr Mukhaya Abdul Rehman, Chairman Pak-Uzbek Society Rawalpindi Akber Ozgen and other scholars will address its various sessions on Civilization and Culture of Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states.

On the first day of the conference opening session will be addressed by President International Islamic University Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Oybek Arif Usman, Dr Razia Sultana and Dr Z A Qureshi.

First Academic session of the opening day will focus on History, culture and Identity Question and will start at 11.20 am. Dr Zakhidullah Munovvarov, Navid Zafar and Vice Chancellor Hazara University Mansehra Dr Ihsan Ali will present their papers on various aspects of civilization and culture of the Central Asia with special focus on Uzbekistan and Tashkent.

Second academic session of the first day will focus on Sufi Traditions of Uzbekistan and will take place at 2:25 pm. It will witness paper presentation by Chairman, National Language Authority Professor Fateh Mohammad Malik on "Tashkent; Fountain of Medieval Culture", Akbar Ozgen will speak on "The Revival And Renaissance of Islamic and National Culture in Independent Uzbekistan", Vice Chancellor NWFP University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gillani and Miss Farhat Iftikhar gill of National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University will also present their papers in the session.

On the second day of the conference first academic session will be dedicated to "Education, Art & Literature in Modern Uzbekistan".

Chancellor Preston University Dr Abdul Basit will preside over this session which will contain presentations by Professor Shoisiom Akmalov, Professor Ahmad Khan of Center for Protection of Arabic Manuscript, Islamabad, Professor Abdul Jabbar Shakir, Director, Da'wah Academy, Islamabad and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bhutta, Deputy Director, Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Literature, Lahore.

Second session of the day will be focused on historical links of Uzbekistan with Muslim world will be chaired by Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, Professor Dr Tahir Amin, Chairman Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Dr. Azmat Hayat, Director, Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar to speak on various aspects of historical links of the Central Asian States with the Muslim world.The nation

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