By: Adeel Alvi
KHAIRPUR: A Book Launching Ceremony of “A Hand Book on Economic Diplomacy” written by Ahmed Ali Sirohey, Ambassador posted at Niger was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized by the office of the Dean Faculty of Social Sciences. Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over the ceremony while Engr. Prof. Dr. Syed Madad Ali Shah, Vice Chancellor Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skills Development (BBSUTSD), Khairpur, Prof. Dr. Samreen Hussain, Vice Chancellor, Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur and Mr. Ahmed Ali Sirohey Ambassador posted at Niger were the guests of the honor.
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said I am trying with my utmost endeavor to uplift the financial, academic and research status of the University. He said our economic resources are progressing day by day. He said, when I joined this University, the monthly salaries and pensions were not paid to the employees. With the blessing of Almighty Allah and teamwork, we are disbursing salaries and pensions on regular basis without any installments and delay. Dr. Ibupoto said that deficit of Rs. 124 Million has been covered during short span of time. Dr. Ibupoto appreciated the academic work of Mr. Ahmed Ali Sirohey. He said this book is a value-added and beneficial for the students of our University.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Syed Madad Ali Shah said this book will be meaningful for the students of International Relations in the field of International Political Economy. Dr. Madad Ali Shah commended the efforts of Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto for organizing such academic activity at the campus.
Prof. Dr. Samreen Hussain said that this is part of literary event. She extended her congratulations to the author of the book. Dr. Samreen said this is a healthy sign that our diplomats are producing positive image. It is the need of the time to concentrate on economic diplomacy for the political development, peace and progress, she added.
Mr. Ahmed Ali Sirohey said Pakistan can enhance its outreach through economic diplomacy by using trained practitioner of economic diplomacy by influencing the smartly alliances. He said in modern time, the nature and scope of economic diplomacy has changes. The more soft power has the greater acceptably of the goods and services. He said Japan after Second World War emerged as second largest economy in the world as a part of economic diplomacy. He said we must concentrate on health, tourism, education as economic diplomacy. He said the purpose of writing of this book is basically is to project the country image.
Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences said that this hand book will equip the students of Department of Economic, Political Sciences, International Relations and other disciplines. He said in future we will foster the academic linkage with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for academic and research collaboration.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Rahpoto, Chairman Department of Economics said in this book various economic issues have been highlighted by the author.
Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Director Postgraduate Studies shed light on the historical background of the economic diplomacy. He said economic diplomacy got significance post World War-II. This diplomacy got importance in regional and international scenario. He said CPEC is the success story of economic diplomacy.
The proceedings of the ceremony were conducted by Mr. Muhammad Hassan Shaikh.
The ceremony was attended by the Deans, Directors, Chairmen, Incharges, Sectional Heads and Civil Society Activists.