Students should focus on the pursuit of academic excellence: Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo

By: Adeel Alvi

KHAIRPUR:  Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Pano Akil Cantonment visited the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. He called on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto in Vice Chancellor Secretariat. An interactive session was held with the Deans of various Faculties. Later on, Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo extensively visited Central Library, SALU F.M Radio 96.2, Command & Control Room, Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation (CBC) Archaeology & Anthropology Museum and Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI).

Meanwhile, a one-day seminar on Perception Management and National Integration” was held.

Speaking to the participants of the seminar, Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo said it is matter of immense pleasure and rejoice to address with the Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, Faculty Members, Officers and Students of University, I am proud that I studied at this prestigious institution for 6 months. He briefed the administrative structure of Pak Army. He talked on 5th Generation Warfare and said that Fifth-generation warfare (5GW) is warfare that is conducted primarily through non-kinetic military action, such as social engineering, misinformation, cyber attacks, along with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and fully autonomous systems. The 5th Generation War is perception management. After World War-II, in nation state system their emerged different theories in order to achieve the national interest i.e. realism, liberalism, and constructivism. State is seeking national power and national interest. He quoted the example of the emergence of block system after World War-II. He narrated the emergence of uni-polar world after 9/11 and different challenges emerged for Pakistan. Pakistani nation stood firmly against war on terror on the basis of their commitment with the ideology of Pakistan as sense of patriotism. As result, Pakistani nation with the help of Pak Army defeated terrorism. He said that Pak China relations are deep-rooted in history. CPEC is glaring example in this regard.

He said Pakistan Armed Forces are responsible against external aggression to contain the expansionist designs of the enemy. We are contributing for nation building.

He said national integration is the need of the time because our motherland Pakistan emerged on the basis of two nation theory, we must be united under the one flag and one country Pakistan despite diversified nations, cultures, languages, sects etc.

Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo stressed the need to concentrate on merit culture and advised the students to focus on the pursuit of academic excellence.

Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor warmly welcomed the chief guest Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo. He appreciated the efforts of Major General Ghulam Shabir Narejo for inviting the academic institutions of the region visited the Pano Akil Cantonment. He said Pakistan Army has rendered marvelous services for the defense of the country. During the war period, Pak Army defended the national territory. During the war on terror thousands of the officers and soldiers sacrifices their precious lives and maintained peace and tranquility in the country.

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Director Postgraduate Studies briefed about the academic and research activities of University.
At the end, questions answer session was also held.
Mr. Raja Tarique Chandio, Deputy Commissioner Khairpur, Mr. Anwar Ali Bugti, S.P Headquarter, Khairpur, Deans of the Faculties, Chairmen, Incharges, Sectional Heads and Students attended the seminar. The souvenirs and cultural gifts were presented to the guests.

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