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Participants blame purposeless agenda; even no conference declaration issued

Ill-planned pharma conference at LCWU ends result-less

By K A Mian

LAHORE: A three day international conference on “New Challenges and Opportunities in Pharmacy” conducted by Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) and Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) goes conclusion-less, sources said that there was no productive material in the sessions of so called international conference, no conference declaration was issued, Daily The Business has learnt here on Saturday.

Attendant of the conference said that it was merely wastage of the time as conference was not designed on any agenda and objective to achieve. In such conferences always research papers/articles are being presented in which valuable knowledge shared with target audience that’s why he isn’t satisfied.

Another participant of this conference said that she was really shocked to see that the only varsity platform was used for this purpose that’s why she didn’t happy. It was just gathering in which lunch and dinner was offered by the sponsors of the pharmaceutical companies.

An official sources said they weren’t giving any worth to this conference and it could be clearly indicator of failure of this event as VC didn’t speak anything about this conference. It couldn’t be stated a successful event how can anyone conclude it? These views were expressed by the sources in the LCWU in the condition of anonymity while talking to Daily The Business.

The Provincial Minister for Health, Dr Yasmin Rashid also addressed the event and said that they will facilitate universities with the latest equipped labs for pharmaceutical research.

Vice Chancellor LCWU Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor and her counterpart from Quaid e Azim University Islamabad were also attended the event as guests of honor.

Prof Humaera Khan, Director Institute of Pharmacy LCWU told that experts from local and foreign universities and stake holders of pharmaceutical industry presented their research and experiences how to improve the standards in Pharmacy.

Students as well as faculty will be enriched through this conference.

Vice Chancellor LCWU, announced to organize an international pharmaceutical expo in the varsity soon in upcoming months.

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