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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

1st International Conference titled “Recent Trends in Social Sciences, Cohesion and Familial Life”


An International conference titled “Recent Trends in Social Sciences, Cohesion and Familial Life” was held online for three days (January 20-22, 2021) at Main Campus, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM). The conference was jointly organized by the Department of Sociology and International Relations, AWKUM.

In the conference 85 national and international scholars and professionals presented their work. The conference provided a platform to the academicians, scholars, professionals, social scientist, and government representatives to raise scholarly discussion on the key social issues affecting and influencing the recent development in the field of social sciences. The conference also discussed the recent trends in social sciences and its influence on national and foreign policy. The scholars presented various perspectives on the key issues affecting and promoting social cohesion at familial, communal, social, national, and international relationship. The scholars developed theoretical connections between the social cohesion and its influence on familial life, children socialization, structure & agency, and overall social development. The conference presenters shared modern practices which may be used to become more cohesive in the familial and communal life. In the conference keynote speakers talk about the scientific quantitative and qualitative techniques which may be used to study the recent trends in social sciences and its connection with social cohesion and familial life.      

The Patron in Chief of the conference was Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ul Haq the Worthy Vice Chancellor, AWKUM. The Co-patron in Chief was Prof. Dr. Zahid Ali Khan Marwat Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Zahid Hussain Director Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), and Dr. Syed Rashid Ali Associate Professor/Chairperson Department of Sociology, AWKUM.

The Chief Organizer of the Conference was Dr. Ahmad Ali Assistant Professor in Sociology, and Dr. Hussain Ali Lecturer in Sociology was the Conference Secretary. The other organizers of the conference were Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chairperson, Dr. Sajjad Ali Khan Assistant Professor, Mr. Jawaad Ullah Lecturer Department of International Relations, and Mr. Muhammad Zakria Research Assistant in Sociology was the conference coordinator.

In the conference seven international social science Professors namely; Prof. Dr. Sami Şener, Dogus University, Department of Sociology, Head Acıbadem-Kadıkoy/Istanbul, Turkey., Professor, SerkanDilik head of the Economic Department Kastamamonu University Kastamamonu Turkey., Dr. ErhanTecim, Associate Professor in Sociology Necmettin Erbakan University. The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Konya/ Turkey., Dr. Mehmat Ali, Associate. Professor in Sociology, Muş Alparslan Universitiey, Güzeltepe/MUŞ, Turkey., Dr. Konrad Gunesch, Associate Professor College of Media and Mass Communication American University in the Emirates, Dubai., and Dr. Yurdagul k. Adanali, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Selcuk University konya, Turkey participated as keynote speaker.

In the conference the national keynote speakers and session chair were; Professor Dr. Zahoor Ul Haq, the Worthy Vice Chancellor AWKUM., Professor Dr. Johar Ali, the Worthy Vice Chancellor Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak., Prof. Dr. Zahid Ali Marwat Dean Faculty of Social Sciences AWKUM., Professor, Dr. Ijaz Khan, Former Professor and Chairman Department of International Relation, university of Peshawar, Pakistan., Prof. Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwordi. Department of International relation University of Peshawar., Prof. Mussawar Shah, Chairman, Department of Rural Sociology, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar-Pakistan., Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf Chairperson Department of Political Science University of Peshawar., Professor Dr. Zahid Hussain Director QEC, AWKUM., Professor Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Department of Philosophy, KUST.,  Dr. Bushra Hassan Jan Associate Professor Department of Rural Sociology, Agricultural University Peshawar., Dr. Riffat Sardar Chairperson Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women., Dr. Hazir Ullah Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad., Dr. Ahmad Usman Associate Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural studies, University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan., Dr. Khalid Khan Associate Professor Department of Economics Lasbela University Balochistan., Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Associate Professor/Chairperson Department of Education AWKUM., Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Associate Professor/Chairperson Department of Political Science AWKUM., Dr. Khalilurrahman Assistant Professor/Chairperson Sociology Department Hazara University., Dr. Muhammad Kamal Assistant Professor Department of Economics, AWKUM.,  Dr. Shakeel Ahmed Director Community Service Program/Assistant Professor  Department of Social Work, University of Peshawar., Dr. Mazhar Hussain Bhutta Assistant Professor Department of Sociology Arid Agricutlural University Rawalpindi., Dr. Abdul Shakoor, Assistant Professor/Chairperson IR Department, AWKUM., Dr. Sajjad Ali Khan Assistant Professor Department of IR, AWKUM., Dr. Qaisar Khalid Mahmmod Assistant Professor International Islamic University Islamabad., Dr Jan Alam, Lecturer Department of Sociology, KUST., Dr. Imran Lecturer Department of Sociology University of Swat., Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Lecturer Department of Sociology, KUST., Mr. Muhammad Bilal, Lecturer Department of Sociology AWKUM., Mr. Amir Alam,  Lecturer, Department of Social Work,  Wari Campus, University of Sheringal Dir upper, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan., and Mr. Sameerulkhaliqjan, Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Wari Campus, University of Sheringal Dir upper, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


The scientific sessions coordinators were; Dr. Hussain Ali Lecturer in Sociology, AWKUM., Dr. Manzoor Hussain Lecturer in Sociology, AWKUM., Mr. Jawad Ullah Lecturer in IR, AWKUM., Mr. Muhammad Zahid Lecturer in Sociology, AWKUM., Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Khan Lecturer in Sociology, AWKUM., and Ms. Zaitoon Bibi PhD scholar in Sociology, AWKUM.  

All the keynote speakers, presenters and other participants appreciated the efforts of the organizing committee, departments and AWKUM in conducting the first international conference on recent trends in social sciences in Pakistan.


The conference was successfully ended on January 22, 2021 at 01:00pm.

 Reported by:

Dr Hussain Ali (Conference Secratary)

                                                                                    Lecturer in Sociology, AWKUM


Friday, January 22, 2021

Meeting of Vice Chancellor AWKUM Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ul Haq With Fair And Exhibition Committee of MCCI


A meeting of the Fair and Exhibition Committee of Mardan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (MCCI) was held with the Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Prof. Dr. Zahoor ul Haq on January 19, 2021 in the Garden Campus. The delegation of MCCI was headed by Mr. Zahir Shah Khan (President MCCI). The main objective of the meeting was to strengthen the university-industry linkages. Both parties agreed on facilitating research and development (R&D) activities. In this connection, Mr. Asghar Khan Utmankhel (Convener of the Fair & Exhibition Committee, MCCI) proposed to organize the Trade and Industrial Exhibition in collaboration with AWKUM in Garden Campus.

Prof. Dr. Zahid Hussain (Director ORIC), Dr. Mohammad Jehangir (Director IBL) and Mr. Shah Hussain Awan (Lecturer IBL) were nominated to represent AWKUM in the Fair and Exhibition Committee of the expo. The committee will submit the draft of various activities of the expo to the Vice Chancellor. The expo is expected to be held in mid-March, 2021 as per Government SOPs      regarding         COVID-19

Election for The Position of Board of Trustees Constituency No (1)(i)(e) Administrative Officers




Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Female Hostel Admission Notification (2021)


ICIMOD to grant HUC membership to AWKUM


An e-meeting was held between the delegates of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) to discuss Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) membership for AWKUM and collaboration in various other areas of common interest. The meeting was led by Dr. Dilawar Farhan Shams, Chairperson, Department of Environmental Sciences (AWKUM) who was accompanied by Dr. Zia Ullah, Chairperson, Department of Tourism & Hospitality and Dr. Shams Ali Baig, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences. From ICIMOD, Dr. Chi Huyen Truong (Programme Coordinator-HUC), Mr. Muhammad Ismail (ICIMOD Country Representative, Pakistan) and Dr. Sher Muhammad (Remote Sensing Specialist) joined the meeting. Dr. Truong explained in detail the purpose and activities of HUC, the thematic working groups, and the benefits HUC has for the participating universities. Dr. Shams Ali Baig presented an overview of AWKUM and its potential to contribute to mountain and climate change issues. Dr. Dilawar Farhan and Dr. Zia Ullah thoroughly reflected on what AWKUM can offer, the capacity and facilities the university has to effectively participate as an HUC member, the coverage of thematic working groups in the existing curricula of Environmental Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality, and other departments of the University, and future plans to commence academic programs in these areas. The ICIMOD showed keen interest to grant HUC membership to AWKUM and stressed on initiating the collaborative work immediately while the membership process is underway. Dr. Truong also extended ICIMOD’s strong support to AWKUM in various other activities falling in their domain. It is worth mentioning that a memorandum of understating between ICIMOD and AWKUM is already initiated and will be concluded soon.

Notification From Office of The Registrar Regarding "Resuming of face to face classes"