HYDERABAD, Nov 24 (APP):The Consul General of the United States at Karachi Mr. Stephen G. Fakan has said that Pakistan is a strong country and its youth should work hard to bring it among the developed countries of the world. He said this during a visit to Univesity of Sindh on Monday. Vice Chanceller University of Sindh Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui briefed the visiting Consul General about the academic and research programmes offered by the university.
The VC informed Stephen Fakan that Sindh University is the second oldest university in the country and it was established in 1947.
He also informed the Consul General about the facilities being provided to foreign students who are studying at the university.
The Consul General appreciated the standard of education provided by different faculties and departments of the university, and said that with regard to its area and staggering number of enrolment University of Sindh was veritable to any American university.
Later on, the Consul General visited the Department of Mass Communication and Institute of Sindhology, where he met with faculty members and students.
During his visit to the Department of Mass Communication, Stephen G. Fakan said that the subject of Mass Communication holds an auspicious future for its students as the growth of media, specially electronic media, is a recent occurence in Pakistan.
He said that female students of the department, who would become journalists in their future, should give priority to reporting on the issues of women empowerment, education and welfare.
The Consul General said that the USA is interested in providing higher education facilities to the students of Pakistan and in this regard has facilitated a large number of Pakistani students who are enrolled in many different universities in the USA.
Dean Department of Mass Communication Dr. Rizawana Chang briefed the guest about ongoing academic programmes and research papers which have been published by the department.
The Consul General also visited the print and electronic media laboratories and studio of the department.
The Consulate General, later on, visited various galleries in the Institute of Sindhology and appreciated the works of the artists.