Pakistan Army stamping out terrorism, US students told

CHICAGO, Oct 29 (APP): Twenty students and faculty members
from Benedictine University’s Department of Global Studies were
briefed on the progress Pakistan has made since it independence,
its challenges and opportunities during a visit to the Consulate
on Friday.
Vice Consul Saman Muneeb also told the group — headed by
Dr Vincent Gaddis, who is the head of the department, and his
associate, Dr Olga Lambert — about terrorism plaguing the
country and the decisive role played by Pakistan Army in weeding
it out the menace, with the Zarb-i-Azb operation in its final
The students were of under-graduate level, focusing on
South Asia.
A video on Pakistan highlighting Pakistan’s unique culture
and traditions was also screened for the group.
In his remarks Consul General Faisal Tirmizi added some
insightful points on Pakistan’s centuries old civilization and
its deep cultural relations with its neighbours. A question-answer
session followed
The students evinced great interest in Pakistan’s tourism
potential and were captivated by the breathtaking beauty of
Pakistan’s mountainous north that was shown to them on a
video, according to a press release of the Consulate.
Most of the questions from the faculty and the students
dealt with Pakistan’s current security outlook and the
stereotypes associated with the country.
Consul General Tirmizi advised the participants to
disregard the generally biased reports in the press and
visit Pakistan to experience its people’s hospitality at
first hand. The Consul General also briefed the audience
on the long tradition of Pakistan-US ties and highlighted
Pakistan’s role in US -China rapprochement.
The faculty members thanked the Consul General for
providing them with the opportunity of having a candid
discussion on issues of global importance.

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