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PU VC urges to cope with water crisis
PU VC urges to cope with water crisis

LAHORE: (Tuesday, October 24, 2017): Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir has said that Pakistan would face serious water crisis in future and we must take measures on emergency basis to cope with this crisis. He was addressing a seminar on emerging challenges in Disaster Management and Volunteerism at the auditorium of Institute of Chemistry. The seminar was organized by Punjab University Department of Social Work in collaboration with Provincial Disaster Management Authority and Punjab Social Welfare Department. Additional Director PDMA Dr Khurram Shahzad, Chairman Department of Social Work Dr Zahid Javed, Hafiz Muhammad Akram, Assistant Professor Sonia Omer, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir said that Pakistan lacked appropriate skills and capacity to manage disasters and calamities and there was need to do a lot of work in this regard. He said that PU would soon launch emergency and social disaster management program at Department of Social Work. He said that young students must adopt problem solving approach and such system should be developed which could resolve problems. He said that we must promote volunteerism in our society to serve humanity. Chairman Department of Social Work Dr Zahid Javed said that PU VC Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir was extending all-out support for uplifting the department. On this occasion, PDMA Additional Director Dr Khurram Shahzad presented a detailed presentation on disaster management and volunteerism and the initiatives Punjab government had taken in this regard.