By: Adeel Alvi
KHAIRPUR :The Research Scholars from different counties and national scholars presented more than 50 research papers on the second day of three-Days International Conference on Democratic Federalism: Governance, Decentralization and Diversity in Pakistan organized by the Department of Political Science in collaboration with Govt. of Sindh, Sukkur IBA University, Bhittai Social Watch & Advocacy (BSWA), Khairpur and Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO), Sukkur at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in different sessions on the theme federalism, good governance, gender equity, Center-Province Relations in Pakistan, Constitutionalism and Federalism: A critical review in the perspective of Pakistan, Decentralization, Democracy and the future of Federal Pakistan, Federalism: Gender and leadership in Sindh, Pakistan, CPEC – A case study of Pakistan’s Security Challenges and others.
The Scholars said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is a sum total of multiple infrastructural and energy projects worth of $62 billion presently underway in Pakistan. China and Pakistan see, CPEC as a ‘game changer’ fostering‘ shared prosperity and peace’ in the region. In Pakistan women have been underrepresented in the policy making process. The patriarchal structure in Pakistan do not allow the participation of the women in politics and the politics is considered as the domain of the male. They said that the strength of federation could be attained with the education, consensus and distribution of equitable resources. It is our collective duty to make this state as strong in comity of the nation with the feelings of patriotism, and commitment.
Prof. Dr. Ishtiaque Ahmed Choudhrey from Garrison University Lahore, Prof. Dr. Musawir Hussain Bukhari, Dr. Muqarrab Akbar from Bahauddin Zakriya University, Multan, Prof. Dr. Khuwaja Alqama from Minhaj University, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Nawaz Hakro from Oman, Prof. Dr. Amir Ahmed Khuhro from Karabuk University, Turkey, Dr. Mughees Ahmed GCU, Faisalabad, Dr. Mumtaz Balouch from University of Baluchistan, Quetta, Dr. Saeed Ahmed Rid from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Dr. Muhammad Mushtaque from University of Gujrat, Dr. Shehzadi Zamrud Awan from University of Swabi, Dr. Fozia Ghani from GC University Lahore, Maria Makhdoom, Mr. Shoukat Solangi from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Ms. Mehvish Abdullah from Islamia University Bahawalpur, Dr. Sajid Hussain from University of Swabi, Prof. Mushtaque Mirani, Mehran University Jamshoro and others presented their papers.
Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Dr. Agha Nadia, Ms. Shahida Amir Chandio, Mr. Ishrat Ali Mirani, Mr Mujeeb Jan Talpur, Mr. Sarfaraz Ali Korejo, Mr. Ali Nawaz Soomro, Mr. Akhlaque Larik and others were moderators of the various sessions of the conference. A large numbers of students and scholars attended the sessions.