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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