Swat: 17 May: The University of Swat arranged a Seminar on “Community Media” at Conference Room of the University on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The main purpose of this Seminar was to create awareness and consciousness in the masses on regional level in the society. Journalists of Swat Press Club, Registrar University of Swat Mahboob ur Rahman, Faculty Members of University of Swat participated in the Seminar. Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Vice Chancellor University of Swat was Chief guest at the occasion. Dr. Altafullah Khan, Chairman Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Peshawar was the Key note speaker on the occasion. The speaker highlighted the importance of Community Media and stated that it is an effective channel which plays a vital role in the promotion and development of a society on community basis. He added that all the related problems and evils which are pre-exist in the society can best be addressed involving Media. He further added that community media play an important role by highlighting the route cause problem of any society. This is the medium through which people mutually share their views and expressions. He emphasized on the modern tendencies, technologies and role of press laws in the world. The seminar was concluded by question answer session. The key note speaker gave answers to the questions raised by the journalists and faculty members of University of Swat. University shield was presented to the Guest Speaker by Vice Chancellor University of Swat. The Journalists also asked various questions about progress of the University of Swat. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, gave a comprehensive briefing on the progress of the University and requested that people of swat to support University of Swat so that it becomes a quality seat of learning in the region. He informed the forum that 1016 Kanal land situated at Charbagh, Swat has been awarded to University of Swat. Process of selection of consultant is in the final stage and hopefully the construction work will be initiated in July 2012 Insha Allah. The Vice Chancellor extended his profound gratitude to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for his vigilant approach for promoting education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and special interest of the Hon. Chief Minister for establishment of University of Swat.
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