The 3-Day Professional Training Workshop for Thirty Four (34) media students from all over the universities in Punjab concluded, last week. This workshop was organized by Pakistan Peace Collective (PPC), a Research and Communication project of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (M/O,IandB). It may be recalled that project works on the peace-building campaigns to counter the trends of violent extremism in Pakistan and subsequently on the capacity building of media students on developing creative media content.
Mian Shabbir Anwer CEO Pakistan Peace Collective chaired the concluding session of training workshop. While addressing the participants, he emphasized upon the need for peace and harmony in society to achieve a higher benchmark of progress and development. He advised the participants to strive for achieving the higher objectives of life and play their due role in this regard, when they enter into practical life.
He expressed the hope that the participants would utilize the lessons learnt during the training workshop and contribute towards the peace building efforts as responsible communicators particularly while covering issues of violent extremism. He later distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop.
The training workshop unwrapped on the opening day with a discussion on Narratives, Impact and Critical Analysis of Violent Extremism in Pakistan; session was delivered by Mufti Raghib Naeemi son of Mufti Sarfaraz Naeemi (Late). Mufti Raghib mentioned that his father was targeted because of his fatwa that suicide attacks are forbidden in Islam which was endorsed in the recent pact of Paigham-e-Pakistan, a social contract validated by all the political parties as well as ulema and masha'ikh of all schools of thoughts.