Ph. D Open Defense Seminar was held in the Department of Pakistan Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto. Ph. D Research Scholar Mr. Siraj Ahmed Soomro successfully defended his research on the topic “Democratic Elitism-Conflict and Consensus: An Analytical Study of General Pervez Musharraf Era 1999-2008” under the supervision of Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito and co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Amir Ahmed Khuhro.
On this occasion, Mr. Siraj Ahmed Soomro said my research was focused on the General Pervez Musharraf Rule and Conflict faced by him during his tenure. He said however, General Musharraf tried to develop consensus on certain political issues wherein political elites sometime developed consensus and also sometime created conflict. These ups and downs of his rule were investigated during the course of my research work. He said there were four big challenges faced by him which were Pakistan not to become rogue state, Democratization, Poverty reduction and Militancy.
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto while delivering his presidential remarks said that the research work of the scholar is up to the mark and a novel work in the field of Pakistan Studies. This research work will pave the way for the policy makers and institutions. The scholar has portrayed the political scenario of that period. Dr. Ibupoto remarked that we are striving to provide better facilities to our research scholars in order to embark their research work on modern lines, he added.
Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences remarked that the scholar has accomplished his research work in line with the minimum eligibility criteria laid down by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. He said the work of the research scholar will be a value-added for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito, Prof. Dr. Syed Aftab Ahmed Gillani, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Farooque also shared their views on the research work presented by the scholar. They lauded the untiring efforts of incumbent Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto for the promotion of research culture at the campus.
The proceedings of the seminar were conducted by Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Director Postgraduate Studies. The seminar was declared successful.
A large number of teachers and research scholars attended the Open Defense Seminar.
Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari
Director Media & Public Relations
Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
Dated: – 30-08-2021