LAHORE, Pakistan: The General Secretary All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Sarmad Ali visited the University of Punjab in Lahore on Tuesday and had a meeting with the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Niaz Ahmad at his Office.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, the Director Regional Integration Centre Dr. Fauzia Hadi Ali, the Executive Director of the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) Islamabad, and others participated in the meeting.
In his remarks, Sarmad Ali expressed his keen interest in the promotion of academia-professional linkages with the School of Communication Studies.
The General Secretary APNS said that both the organizations were rich in history and must work together for the provision of quality human resources in the media. He said that various technological advancements had brought several changes to the media industry and there was a need to equip our students with technical skills to meet the modern requirements of the profession.
The Punjab Universality Vice-Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed said that the University would extend full support to promote industry-academia linkages. He said that it was our duty to serve the Country as well as society.
Professor Dr. Niaz Ahmad said that as per the modern demands of the subject of communication and media studies, the administration had upgraded the former Institute of Communication Studies to the School of Communication Studies and several departments had also been established under the school.
Later, Sarmad Ali visited the School of Communication Studies where he had a question-answer session with the students on various national issues as well as the media industry.