gis16STAFF REPORT PSR: Pakistan and Afghanistan are prone to disasters as well. Both states should aside the outstanding disputes and work for the prosperity of the region.

This was the crux of the expert notes presented at a recently concluded four-day international conference on “Geo Science Information System for Natural Hazard Management” organised at University of Peshawar. The event was arranged for 16 Afghan geologists of Kabul University, Earth Sciences Department of Kabul Polytechnic Institute, along with persons from Ministry of Education, Mines and Minerals of Afghanistan.

The core work of the project is to concentrate on improving skills and helping to generate new, peace-oriented jobs and improve the quality of life of ordinary Afghans/Pakistanis through the sustainable development of mineral, water and energy resource, he added.

“The Institutional Strengthening of Universities at Kabul and Peshawar (Afghanistan and Pakistan) through support to Earth and Environmental Sciences,” said Director NCEG Professor Dr Asif Khan while addressing the closing ceremony.

The resource persons were from the NCEG, University of Peshawar, University of Leicester and Ministry of General Education, Afghanistan. The NCEG, (University of Peshawar), Universities of Leicester, Prague and Kabul are tied through an international project titled

An Afghan participant, Professor Lutfullah Safi, who is also the serving Senior Advisor General to Education Ministry of Afghanistan said the only way we can defeat extremism is by educating youth. He added we should aside the outstanding disputes and work for the prosperity of the region.

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