Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Pakistan Study Centre and Chitral Association for Education and Health organized a joint seminar on “Mental Health Issues among Youth.” Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam in his inaugural address highlighted the state of mental health in Pakistan. He said that 34 percent of Pakistanis suffer from mental illness one way or the other. The most dangerous aspect of mental illness is manifold increase in suicides. He said that besides raising awareness, precaution and prevention, we need to remove the stigma about mental health. He expressed surprise over the fact that people seek remedy for every disease except for mental illness. Renowned psychologist… delivered her keynote address wherein she highlighted the causes and symptoms of mental diseases. In her presentation, she showed case studies and success stories. The participants from all departments of Peshawar University and various localities of Peshawar asked questions during the session. The Chief Executive of CAEH Mr. Bahar Ahmad representatives Umair Khalilullah, Prof. Shafique Ahmad and Abdul Hameed Khan also spoke on the occasion.



Under the Library Development Program of HEC, books worth Rs. 0.5 million were purchased for Pakistan Study Centre's Library. These were purchased from various publishing houses in Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. The collection of books in the Centre's library has exceeded the figure of 20,000. Moreover, more than 1500 hundred unpublished theses are also part of the library.



A two member German delegation visited Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar. The delegation comprised of Mr. Marvin Nöller and Miss Frida Broscheit. They belonged to a German based humanitarian organization All Hands and Hearts. The organization is currently working in Nepal. Mr. Umair Khalilullah, a Pakistani representative of the organization accompanied them. The delegation is on visit to Pakistan to know about its people and the culture. Director Prof. Dr. Fakhrul Islam briefed them about the cultural heritage of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is tourist friendly country and has several attractive spots. He asked the visiting delegation to present soft image of Pakistan to the world. He presented publications and shield of the Centre to the delegates.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more