Emissaries from Vatican City visit PU


Archbishop, Enrico dal Covolo Mons, Prof Gianfranco Basti, Dean Faculty of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City with three faculty members and Federal Minister of State for National Harmony, Akram Masih Gill, on Friday, visited Punjab University and called on PU VC, Dr Mujahid Kamran, at the Committee Room of Undergraduate Study Centre. Director External Linkages, Maria Maldonado, deans and heads of various faculties and departments attended the meeting. The meeting discussed to promote inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue between the two societies. Addressing the meeting, Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the threat had come from two things including invention of weapons of mass destruction and excessive concentration of wealth in a few hands.
He said that a cabal of international bankers had introduced and implemented the system of usury which was forbidden both in Islam and Christianity and had divided mankind. He said that love was common in all the religions and mutual interaction promoted peace and better understanding of each other. Prof Basti said that they were working on inter-cultural and interfaith harmony and he was visiting Pakistan to promote it at an academic level. He said that there was a need of exchanging scholars to face universal challenges. Gill said the government was committed to protect the rights of minorities and it was its top priority. Principal Oriental College Prof Dr Mazhar Moeen said that the picture of Pakistan was much better than the image being portrayed by media outside. He said that under the dynamic leader of Vice Chancellor, an Institute of Languages had been setup which was serving the same cause.