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Workshop / Dialogue on Fake News and Critical Thinking in UoT’s Gwadar Campus.

Workshop / Dialogue on Fake News and Critical Thinking in UoT’s Gwadar Campus.

Posted on 18 Oct, 2021

A One-day Workshop / Dialogue on “Fake News and Critical Thinking” was organized by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), Islamabad at the University of Turbat’s Gwadar Campus on 12th October 2021.

Gorham Aslam Baloch, Event Coordinator, CRSS, Balochistan Chapter started the event by introducing the host and panelists with participants.

Mr. Tahir Rahtor, Senior Journalist / Media Trainer, and Mr. Shahzada Zulfiqar, President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) apprised students how to use critical thinking to identify fake news. The panelists also received questions on the subject from participants. Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed, In-charge Student Affairs Sadia Naseer, In-charge Management Sciences Department Saghir Naseem, faculty member Mukhtar Basheer, Shahnaz Noor, and senior students also participated in the discussion. The role of media, the process of complaining against cyber-crime, fake news and its solution, and other similar issues were also discussed during the session.

The participants were divided into two groups to prepare a presentation based on Critical Thinking. In his closing remarks, Mr. Rahtoor appreciated the active participation of the students in general and the active participation of female students in particular. “I am impressed to see the student’s approach and social behavior during the discussion which was quite good and very rational. Their response on fake news and critical thinking impressed me. The students know much more about the subject what we had conceived earlier”, Tahir Rahtoor acknowledged.

Mr. Shahzada Zulfiqar Said “It is a matter of great pleasure for me to visit UoT’s Gwadar Campus first time and had such brilliant students. Education is the biggest thing that brings about a positive change in the society and becomes a vehicle for development and progress.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed thanked the representatives of CRSS for organizing such an informative and inspiring workshop in UoT’s Gwadar Campus. He said that in the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad, the University of Turbat and its campuses at Gwadar and Panjgur were on the path of development and disseminating quality education, facilities, and opportunities to the students for showcasing their talent.   In the end, the Campus Director presented the shield to the panelists on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. While Mr. Rahtoor presented Imtiaz Gul’s book to Campus Director and In-charge Student Affairs UoT’s Gwadar Campus.