QUETTA: The role of teachers is significant in character building of students to achieve lasting peace, promotion of human rights and resolution of religious, political conflicts; was said by speakers at a workshop titled ‘Insaniyat, Ikhlaqiyat and Shhariyyat in Pakistan’. Representatives of civil society, educationalists and scholars attended the event and said the role of teachers and students was significant in promoting peace, fraternity and resolving disputes in the society. The training session was organised by the University of Balochistan in collaboration with Higher Education Commission. The speakers included Parliament House Legislation Director Dr Kashif, Higher Education Commission Balochistan Director Habibullah Nasir, Balochistan University Social Sciences Dean Professor Dr Abdul Ali Achakzai, Professor Muhammad Hanif Barozai, Arbab Tahir, Munir Hussein Khattak, Farkhanda Aslam, Professor Saadat Baloch and others. The training session was attended by a large number of teachers, students and members of civil society representatives. Speaking at the occasion, Dr Kashif said the character building of students could ensure significant change in the society. He said another training session for country’s vice chancellors would be organized in Islamabad on November 20 after the conclusion of the two-day training session of the students of Balochistan University and Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University. Highlighting the importance of training sessions, the speakers stressed such sessions were need of the hour. They advocated the importance of cementing relations among government, state and educational institutes, adding that the protection of human life was imperative. They suggested including human rights topics in education curriculum. They said conflicts among students could only be resolved by a judicious approach. Published in Daily Times, November 8th 2017.