ISLAMABAD: A book titled “Pakistan Movement: New Dimension 1935-1948”, written by Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and Aizaz-i-Fazeelat has been launched in a ceremony organised here at Preston University on Friday.
The event was jointly organized by Preston University and the Archaeological and Historical Association of Pakistan (AHAP), said a press release.
Eminent scholars, academicians, intellectuals and the senior faculty and management, and students of Preston University were present on the occasion.
Eminent among the speakers who spoke on the occasion were Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed, author of the book, Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman Archaeological and historical Association of Pakistan, Dr. Syed Umar Hayat, Director NICHR Quaid-e-Azam University, Allama Dr. Hussain Muhammad, and Prof. Dr. Samina Awan, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University.
In his inaugural address on the occasion, Director General (Media/PR & Publications) Preston University Muhammad Fazal Elahi said Dr. Riaz Ahmed’s book provides a cogent and convincing answer to the question now being asked by many: why Pakistan?
He said many books have been written on the Pakistan Movement, in spite of this, there was a great scarcity of books in this vital area. But the Book “Pakistan Movement: New Dimension 1935-1948” is somewhat different.
In this book, the very able and prolific writer Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed presents facts of the Pakistan Movement in a different perspective.
Highlighting the important aspects of the book, he further said the book encompasses the events that led to the culmination of the Pakistan Movement, and ultimately to the creation of Pakistan, in a chronological order.
This is what makes it easy to assimilate and remember. He emphasized, it is a ‘must read book’.
In his brief remarks, Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman Archaeological and Historical Association of Pakistan eulogized the efforts and contributions of Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed who, he said, has massively contributed towards the History of Pakistan by writing and publishing more than 50 books on Pakistan Movement and allied topics.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Samina Imam, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Allama Iqbal Open University, Dr. Syed Umar Hayat, Director NICHR Quaid-e-Azam University, Allama Dr. Hussain Muhammad and the other speakers’ profoundly lauded the efforts of Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed in compiling his current publication.
They said, the book very effectively unfolds the happenings that led to the culmination of the Pakistan Movement and ultimately to the creation of Pakistan. On the occasion, they also emphasized the importance of the study of History.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr. Allah Wadhayo Baloch, Additional Registrar Preston University thanked the distinguished speakers and the guests present on the occasion for their participation in the event.
Later, he distributed shields among the speakers. He also presented shields of the university to the author of the book Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed and Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman Archaeological and Historical Association of Pakistan.