The First National Conference Punjab Chapter on sustainable Development Goals


BAHAWALPUR:The First National Conference Punjab Chapter on sustainable Development Goals was jointly organized by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and SDG Academy
at Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus Auditorium, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
Experts gave briefings on achieving development goals. On this occasion, the chief
guest Ehsan Sadiq Additional IG South Punjab in his address said that the
convening of a conference at Islamia University of Bahawalpur for the goals of
sustainable development of the United Nations is very encouraging step from
academia. The police is also undergoing reforms in this regard so that the
relationship between the police and the general public has improved and the
overall friendly culture. Punjab Police is striving for public service and for this
purpose liaison with the academia and other institutions is being promoted.
Former District FIA Ammar Jafery said that implementation of sustainable
development goals is essential for good governance. Speaking on the occasion,
Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur
said that in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals, efforts are being
made for the social and economic development of the region. In this regard, in
the recent ranking of Times Higher Education, Islamia University of Bahawalpur
has been included in the list of 400 universities around the world with 17
Sustainable Development Goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators. With regard to
climate change, Islamia University Bahawalpur is implementing a special project
of rain enhancing to settle 6.5 million acres of land in Cholistan using modern
technology. This will increase the average rainfall in the area from 100 mm to 400
mm annually and add 10 billion $ to the agricultural economy. Islamia University
Bahawalpur’s cotton varieties are being cultivated on 50% of the area, which will
boost the national economy and textile industry. Intercropping technology with
Chinese universities combining corn and soybeans will save valuable foreign
exchange by reducing edible oil imports. The Vice Chancellor said that with global
thinking, we believe in act at local level, that is why Islamia University Bahawalpur
has become one of the top 1000 universities in the world. Islamia University
Bahawalpur teaching and researching is going on more than 300 disciplines,
including health sciences and environmental subjects. On this occasion, experts
said that we cannot join the ranks of developed countries until we achieve the 17
Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations for the world. These
include poverty alleviation, better nutrition for children and people of all ages,
promotion of agriculture and over-production of modern farming methods,
promotion of a healthy society, quality education and continuing lifelong learning.
Gender equality and empowerment of women, provision of clean water,
sanitation and decontamination of the area, enabling and promoting access to
affordable energy for all through modern methods, promotion of economic
productivity, child labor and child labor. Ensuring the elimination of labor,
building resilience to natural disasters, promoting industries with modern
technology, reducing inequalities at national and international levels, protecting
human populations through local participation and potential disasters,
productivity Improving practices, preventing product waste, keeping water, soil


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