Book praised for innovative cultural insights

Punjab Education Minister Rana Sikandar Hayat addresses a tie on June 14, 2024. – Facebook/Rana Sikandar Hayat

LAHORE: Dr Muhammad Yousaf’s work is an important milestone in research, culture and civilization, said Punjab Education Minister Rana Sikandar Hayat. This research work is commendable and serves as a guideline for scientists in the global south, Dr. Shahid Munir noted.

The book ‘The Construction of Culture and Communication in the Global South’, edited by renowned researcher, lecturer and media scholar Professor Dr. Muhammad Yousaf Bashir, was recently launched at a ceremony held here.

Addressing the ceremony, Punjab Education Minister Rana Sikandar Hayat said that Dr. Yousaf Bashir has preserved the cultural history of the Global South with this book. Such research should be thoroughly encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir, Chairman of the Punjab Higher Education Commission, praised the creative work of Dr. M. Yousaf and called this book an important document and milestone for teachers and students in the Global South.

Prof. Dr. Noshina Saleem, director of the Institute of Communication, expressed pride that the author is among her students.

Kashif Manzoor, Director General of Public Libraries, said the efforts of Professor Dr. M. Yousaf Bashir are commendable and can solve many problems.

Professor Dr. Zahid Bilal emphasized the need to connect with our culture and values.

The editor of the book, Dr. M. Yousaf, said that they have tried to summarize the knowledge generated and collected in countries other than the West.

Mirza M Yaseen Baig said such books help in understanding the local landscape.

Other speakers included Dr. Mubeena Iftikhar, who chronicled her journey to a Ph.D. and said that Dr. M. Yousaf had changed her life.

Dr. Murtaza Ashiq said that this book would serve as a reference for teachers and students in Pakistan.