PU organises seminar on narrative building

LAHORE   -  The Punjab University (PU) Paki­stan Study Centre (PSC) orga­nized a seminar on ‘Narrative Building in Pakistan: Impact on Political Stability in Pakistan’ in connection with General Elections 2024 here on Satur­day. On this occasion, PSC Di­rector Prof Dr Naumana Kiran, Dr Sadia Mahmood Falki from Political Science Department, Lahore College for Women Uni­versity, faculty members and students were present. In her keynote lecture, Dr Sadia Falki introduced the international trends in the development of democracies and talked about an impending risk of geopo­litical volatility worldwide. She explained the present inter­national situation in terms of politics and elections. She said that narrative building and its impact on the general elec­tion opened many avenues for discussion. Prof Dr Naumana Kiran, while acknowledging the significance of narrative building in the political land­scape, believed that narratives are often crafted by political parties, candidates, media and other stakeholders. She said that the public opinion, per­ceptions and overall narratives have a deep impact on the elec­toral outcome. It is the respon­sibility of all stakeholders to construct narratives that unite rather than divide, that inspire hope rather than fear and that pave the way for a more stable, prosperous and inclusive Paki­stan, she added.

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