OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated the two-day national Seerat Conference titled Aman-e-Aalam Aur Uswa-e-HasnaAsri Tahayydat-o-Masail, being organised by the Department of Islamic Studies, here at New Campus on Tuesday. Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar, Prof Dr Shabbir Ahmad Mansoori, Prof Dr Mumtaz Ahmad Salik, Director Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre Peshawar Prof Dr Dost Muhammad, Prof Dr Baqar Khan Khakwani and Dr Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi read their papers. Scholars from Turkey, Bangladesh and from around the country are participating in the conference and will read papers covering various areas of the topic. Addressing the ceremony, Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said the topic of the conference was related to our national life and it had become a matter of life and death for us as our country had been facing some certain acute circumstances. He said the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sent to form a group of such human being who could unite the mankind with their words and acts. He said the secret societies were controlling the governments and world resources, and even not a single book published against them as their strings were in their hands. He said both, Islam and Christianity, forbade the interest (debit), but both the nations had been pushed into the menace and 10 out of 12 banker families were of Jews. The US governments, Congress etc were their puppets, he added. The Vice-Chancellor said it should be noted that why John Kerry, who is also a member of Skulls and Bones secret societies, had been selected to visit Pakistan? The VC said we had to come at the level of Alberoni, Umer Khayam and Ibn-ul-Hashim in education to counter such forces. Islamic spirituality develops moral characteristics in the society and such humans are direly needed to combat these secret forces, he said. He was of the view that we had to produce best economists in our ranks to get rid of interest (debit) system. Unfortunately, Islam is being limited to customs, he added. Renowned analyst Irfan Siddiqui, Haroon Rashid, Ishtiaq Ahmad Gondal, Dr Abdul Rauf and other personalities will express their views today, the 2nd day of conference, and recommendations will be presented at the end of conference.