Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has said that late Dr Mehdi Hasan dedicated his life for humanity and he was a powerful voice of human rights. He was addressing a condolence reference organized by Punjab University School of Communication Studies (SCS) in the memory of eminent teacher, researcher, intellectual and human rights activists Dr Mehdi Hassan (late) at Hameed Nizami Hall on Monday.
PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Senior Teachers Prof Dr Shafiq Jullandhry, Prof Dr. Mujahid Ali Mansoori, Former Chairman of PU’s Department of History Prof Dr Qamar Abbas, Senior analyst Salman Ghani, SCS Director Prof Dr Noshina Saleem, Incharge PU TV Dr Muhammad Shabbir Sarwar, Director PU Web TV Seemab Far Bukhari, Assistant Prof Dr Waqar Malik, heads of various departments, faculty members and a large number of students were present. In his address, Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter said that Dr Mehdi Hassan’s services to Punjab University and the department would always be remembered.
He said that Dr Mehdi Hassan played a vital role in improving the quality of education. He said that Dr Mehdi always raised his voice for human rights. He said that Dr Mehdi was an institution in him and he saw the field of journalism flourishing in his life. Dr Qamar Abbas recalled his memory with Dr Mehdi and said that Dr Hasan was a lively personality and a human rights activist. He said that Dr Hasan dedicated his life for the promotion of democracy and journalistic values. Prof Dr Shafiq Jullandhry said that the youth should show courage, truthfulness and integrity in their professional lives like Dr Hassan which was a better to pay homage to the deceased.
Prof Dr Mujahid Ali Mansoori said that Dr Hassan possessed outstanding political thoughts and believed in the policy of dialogue. He said that he was fond of political and cultural history. Senior analyst Salman Ghani said that Dr Mehdi Hassan had always played a role in promoting democracy at all levels. He said that Dr Mehdi Hassan was a versatile personality. Dr Noshina Saleem said that the institute was the result of the hard work of intellectuals like Dr Hasan. In the event, the Department of Communication and Media Research’s Co-Curricular Council the Communicologists’ Media Club has been named after Dr Mehdi Hassan. The media club also screened a documentary on various aspects of Dr Mehdi Hassan’s life. Later, PU VC offered dua for the soul of the deceased.