A round table talk on Sustainable Educational Development was held on May 16th at Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), Islamabad in collaboration with Faculty of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) to review the final report of a series of Grand National Dialogue held on the 17th of October 2022, 1st of November 2022, and the 21st of November 2022.

Senator Engr. Rukhsana Zubari, Member Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education & Professional Training was chief guest.

Ambassador Dr. Raza Muhammad, HI (M), President of IPRI chaired the event. Brig (R) Dr. Raashid Wali Jangua, Director Research, IPRI moderated the sessions. Prof. Dr. N.B. Jumani, Acting President headed the IIUI delegation. While addressing the forum Dr. Jumani added that there is need to promote quality education and capacity building of teachers, particularly in far flung areas of the county.

Former Ambassador Asif Durrani, Prof. Dr. Haroona Jatoi, Former Joint Educational Advisor, Curriculum Wing, Dr. Mariam Chaughtai, Prof. Dr. Samina Malik, Vice President, Female Campus, IIUI were included among experts. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, Dean, Faculty of Education presented the recommendations of the series of dialogue. Dr. Azhar Mahamood, Chairman, Department of ELM, Dr. Shamsa Aziz, Chairperson Department of Teacher Education, Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Incharge, Department of Teacher Education. Dr. Munazza Mahmood, Dr. Zarina Akhatar and Dr. Fouzia Ajmal were included in the IIUI delegation.

A large number of students, researchers and media persons also attended the roundtable talk. All speakers focused on personality development and grooming of the students, highlighted the vitality of empowerment of youth by making them more responsible and critical thinkers. Speakers highlighted that we need to teach ethical norms, etiquettes, co-existence and tolerance to our youth. Honourable Ambassador Dr. Raza Muhammad, HI(M), President, IPRI appreciated the active role IIUI in arranging the Grand National Dialogue on Sustainable Educational Development and wished for further collaboration with Faculty of Education, IIUI.