The Two Days International Conference on Interfaith Religious Diplomacy in Indus Valley Civilization: Interpretations from History, Art, Architecture & Heritage started today at Aror University Sukkur.

The inaugural session was held in which Mr. Fayaz Hussain Abbasi, Commissioner Sukkur graced the session as a chief guest.

All the distinguished guests, speakers, and dignitaries were warmly welcomed by the worthy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zahid Hussain Khand. Furthemore, Dr. Khand appreciated efforts of his entire team on working tirelessly that is leading university to achieve different milestones. He also appreciated the Conference Organizing team for organizing such an insightful conference.

The keynote speaker Dr. Steven Bonta talked about the Indus Valley Scripts in comparison with other languages like English etc.

Prof. Dr Arbella Bhutto, VC Shaheed Allah Bux Soomro University, Jamshoro, Prof. Dr Tehmina Mangan, VC Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur, Prof. Dr Muhammad Ramzan, VC Emerson University, Multan, Prof. Dr Rasool Bux Mahar, VC Benazir Bhutto University of Technology and Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs, and Prof. Dr Madad Ali Shah, Pro VC IBA University Sukkur, and Prof. Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan, Pro-VC MUET, Khairpur campus highlighted the religious harmony and peaceful coexistence in Indus Valley Civilization.

Prof. Dr Samreen Hussain, VC Dawood University, Karachi, emphasized the importance of religious tourism in Pakistan and said we have acceptance of religious diversity because we have taken good care of old shrines and traditions that encourage peaceful coexistence.

Then, Dr. Muhammad Bux Alias Raja Dharejo, Deputy Commissioner, Sukkur District highlighted that the Sukkur administration has formed the “Interfaith Harmony Committee” by involving different stakeholders of the Sukkur region.

In the end, Mr Fayaz Hussain Abbasi, Commissioner Sukkur appreciated the efforts of the worthy Vice-Chancellor and his team for organizing such an august conference. He said, the message of Sufi saints and poets, like Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, is the message of love and peace.

The session ended with souvenir distribution among the distinguished and guests of honour by the worthy Vice-Chancellor.

The other technical sessions on different related themes were held, and the 1st day was concluded with Sufi music & Gala Dinner.