Govt to enhance research budget: Shafqat Mahmood.

LAHORE -- Federal Education Minister Mian Shafqat Mahmood said on Monday that PTI government would increase budget for research, besides establishing new universities.

Addressing a three-day international conference on 'Gender, Religion and Culture in Psychology: Issues, Challenges and Prospects' here at Government College University (GCU), said the importance of social sciences and humanities could not be ignored even in this age of science and technology.

Federal Education Minister also shared that he was an alumnus of GC Psychology Department, saying that he had studied psychology for six years at the Government College Lahore and later taught for two years as a young lecturer.

The conference was arranged to discuss how theories developed in the West are being adopted in the Pakistani context and how gaps in culturally embedded literature create room for research in non-Western societies. American Psychological Association Chief Executive Officer Dr Jaime Diaz Granados, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and the conference chairperson Dr Syeda Shahida Batool also addressed the conference.

Besides students and faculty members from 40 universities of Pakistan, seven illustrious researchers from UK, USA, Germany and Iran were also participating in the conference organised by the university's Psychology Department in collaboration with the federal and provincial...

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