14th International Conference of Psychology (2015)

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The 14th International Conference of Psychology was conducted at Lahore from 19th to 21st March, 2015. On Thursday 19th March 2015, the venue was Alhamra Cultural Complex, Gaddafi Stadium, Gulberg Lahore. The process of registration and PPA membership was scheduled to be from 9.00 am till 2.00 pm at Institute of Applied psychology, University of Punjab Lahore, which was supposed to be closed on the same day according to the constitution of Pakistan Psychological Association, but unfortunately the constitution was not followed and the membership process was continued till 20th March 2015, illegally.

The Inaugural ceremony continued from 4.00 pm til 8.30 pm. After the guests were seated, the ceremony started with the recitation of Holy Quran ,The Chief Organizer Dr. Rukhsana Kausar gave her welcome address. The presidential address was delivered by Mr. Riaz Fatyana. Then the Chief guest Dr. Nizam-ud-Din Chairman Higher Education Commission Punjab spoke to the audience. Special guest Mrs Amra Khan who was also member of the Assembly delivered her speech to the conference participants. In the end Secretary General PPA Mr. Irfan Kisana delivered vote of thanks to the organizers, students, guests and all the participants of the conference. In the end after the musical program, Gala dinner was served.

On Friday 20th March,2015, The scientific session for the deliverance of research papers started from 10.30 am till 1.30 pm and eight sessions were conducted. From 1.30 pm till 3.00 pm there was Lunch and prayer break time. From 3.00 pm till 4.30 pm four more scientific sessions were conducted .Then there was a tea break from 4.30 pm till 5.30 pm .The venue was under graduate block, University of the Punjab Lahore.

On Saturday 21st March 2015, the 3rd and last day of the conference, four scientific session were conducted from 9.00 am till 10.30 am .The Tea was served from 10.30 am till 11.00 am. Further eight more scientific sessions were conducted from 11.00am till 2.00 pm.

Unfortunately during lunch and tea break after 2.00 pm all the conference rooms and hall were locked by the chief organizer. Illegal and unconstitutional one way decision was conveyed by the chairman election commission, without keeping in view the decision of the members election commission in favor of one panel and ignoring the second panel.

The Business Session of PPA was to be started from 2.30 pm till 4.00 pm which was forcefully stopped. The concluding ceremony was not followed ethically, constitutionally and taking over the charge of executive body of PPA was totally ignored, without the ceremony of souvenir and shields distribution and chief guest address to the participants of the conference, by the majority of the life executive members of PPA.

Finally it was decided that the PPA present body will soon after the business session and election in accordance with the PPA constitution, will hand over the new cabinet to the successful executive body.