Pak-Afghan students to get training on conflict resolution

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The select group of students of the University of Peshawar, Afghan Universities and German Scholars are going to get training on conflict resolution this year under the summer school project. The Project would a joint venture of the Department of Political Science University of Peshawar and Hans Seidel Foundation Germany. This was decided in a meeting of the three member visiting German delegation led by resident representative of the Hans Seidel Foundation Mr. Kristof W. Duwaerts with Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan. 

It was decided that the summer school would be set up at the University of Peshawar Bara Gali summer campus wherein special refresher courses be conducted on the conflict resolution aspects of the terrorism hit areas of Pakistan, especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. Besides an international conference on the indigenous problems of Pakhtun area would also be organized. 

The Department of Political Science and Hans Seidel Foundation have jointly organized two international conferences on the problems pertaining to the pashtun belt and a report whereof has been prepared for future researchers and food for thought to the policy makers, said Kristof in his briefing on the occasion. He added that up till now five students of UoP have gone to German varsities as part of the exchange programme under an agreement already signed between UoP and the German nongovernmental organization (Hans Seidel). 

The Vice Chancellor appreciated the initiative taken by the Political Science department and the Hans Seidel Foundation. He added that Pak- Afghan students need exposure to quality trainings like the one proposed so that they may find ways out to solve the problems of their own soil. “Youth are the future leaders of this country and if imparted with solution part of the problems confronting the region can do wonders in their practical life to bring peace in territory on both sides of the Durand line“ added the Vice Chancellor. He praised the proposed participation of German scholars in the summer school adding that the same would foster measures leading towards mutual harmony. 

Source: The Frontier Post.