A seminar on Sufism in Punjabi literature was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of Punjabi Department. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar which was addressed by eminent Punjabi scholar Dr. Shaista Nuzhat.
In her keynote address, Dr. Nuzhat said that promotion of Sufism was necessarily important for peace and tolerance in the society. She spoke in detail about the importance of having institutions like GCU that focus on Islamic history and Sufi education besides social sciences and natural sciences.
Dr. Nuzhat appreciated the initiative as taken by the First Lady of Pakistan Mrs. Bushra Imran to establish the Al-Shazli Research Centre a Sufism (ARCS) at new campus of GCU.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said the Sufi teachings are key to global peace. He shared the progress made about the establishment of the Sufism center, saying that the Sufis of the punjab were play key role in research at the center.
Punjabi Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saeed Khawar Bhutta also addressed the seminar.