A memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the research and academic collaboration between the Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and the Plan International-Pakistan, was signed here at QAU. The documents were duly endorsed with the signatures of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Javed Ashraf and the Country Director of Plan international Mr. Imran Yousaf Shami.
Dr Waheed Chaudhry, In charge of the department, coordinated this collaboration for the promotion of research and development by the department. In his welcome speech he thanked Plan International for responding to this initiative of linkage between academia and the development sector. The officers from Plan International introduced the Plan’s contribution for child rights by explaining its mission of harnessing the potential of each child.
Prof. Dr. Waqar Ali Shah, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences QAU, emphasized the importance of culture of research and development and role of universities in this regard. In his address the VC talked about the importance of acceptance of cultural diversity for a tolerant society. He appreciated Plan international and congratulated Dr Waheed Chaudhry, for his efforts for the department. The country director Plan International Mr. Imran Yousaf Shami talked about the possibilities of research collaboration and encouraged the students to play their active role for the country. Faculty members, staff from Plan and a large number of students attended this MOU signing activity.