Training workshop at IRI concludes

ISLAMABAD: A two-day training workshop on reconstruction of an inclusive Islamic society concluded here at the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the International Islamic University Islamabad which was attended by faculty members of different public sector universities and representatives of religious seminaries, says a Press release.
The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the target audience on countering violent extremism by highlighting various aspects of extremism, its stages and counter strategies. It also provided an opportunity for training of faculty members of different universities and representatives of madaris.
Faculty members from International Islamic University Islamabad, Karakuram International University, Shaikh Zaid Institute, Peshawar University, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Fatima Jinnah Women University, National Defense University, University of Gujrat, Centre for Sustainability, Research & Practice, University of Lahore, University of Faisalabad and University of Punjab participated in the event, besides representatives of Jamia Binoria, Jamia Ashrafia, Khair ul Madaris and others religious seminaries.
The programme also covered the social and traditional implications of changing and emerging roles of the faculty for peace building and countering extremism by discussing contemporary challenges and their solutions.
Dr. Qibla Ayaz, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology addressed the concluding ceremony as chief guest. He said that negative elements have lethal objectives and they are targeting “fault lines” prevailing in the society. He added that such fault lines included sectarian differences. He also hailed IIUI and IRI for an exquisite role in preparing disseminating the Paigham-e-Pakisan narrative.
Dr. Masoom Yasinzi, Rector IIUI called for involving 56 million youth in peaceful activities and cultivate its mind with a “soft approach”. He added that Paigham e Pakistan narrative was accepted across the world and even UN assembly heard its voice.
Earlier, Dr. Muhamamd Zia ul Haq, Director General IRI talked about reconstruction of society and told that multiple workshops and programmes will be conducted in different universities where 500 master trainers will take part to learn about promoting Paigham-e-Pakistan initiative of the government of Pakistan.

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