Ninth Conference

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The Ninth Conference of PPA was held in Lahore from April 3rd -5th, 1994. This time it was a joint venture of Psychology Department Governement College Lahore and Applied Psychology Department University of the Punjab Lahore. Professor Dr. Azhar Ali Rizvi was the Chief Organizer of the Conference and Dr. Najma Najam was Secretary of Organizing Committee.

On April 4th Ninth Conference was started with the recitation of Holy Quran. The Governor of the Punjab Ch. Altaf Hussain inaugurated the ceremony. The theme of the Conference was “Role of Psychologist in New Social Order”. A great number of Psychologists and other professionals from related fields participated in it. A special meeting in the memory of late Professor Dr. Muhammad Ajmal was also held during the Conference. Scientific Session on the topics of Psychology of Women, Muslim Psychology, Mass Communication, Social and Developmental Psychology, Disadvantage and Special Children, Environment, Assessment and Diagnosis, Narcotics and Organizational Psychology were held. Nearly sixty papers were presented at the Conference.

Two Scientific Sessions were held in the morning. In the first session i.e.”Psychology of Women”, the Chair Person was Ms. Shahnaz Wazeer Ali. The President was Ms. Shireen Pasha. Six research papers were presented in this session under different titles at Al-Hamrah Hall no II Lahore. The second session i.e. “Muslim Psychology” was presided by Dr. Syed Azhar Ali Rizvi and the Secretary was Mrs. Naumana Amjad. Three research papers were read in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall no III Lahore. After having brunch there were two Scientific Sessions. In the first session i.e. “Mass Communication”, the Chief Guest was Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and the President and Secretary were Dr. Alay Ahmed and Prof. Muhammad Akhter Qureshi. Two research papers were read in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No II Lahore. The second session i.e. “Social and Developmental Psychology”, the President and the Secretary were Prof. Abdul Haque and Mr. Ghulam Mohayuddin. Five research papers were read in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No III.

After lunch break two sessions were held. In the first session i.e. “Disadvantages & Special Children”, the President and the Secretary were Ms. Sarah Smith and Ms. Farzana Nur. Four research papers were presented in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No II. In the second session i.e. “Environment & Ecology”, the Chair Person was Dr. Imtiaz Cheema, and the President and the Secretary were Dr. Z. A. Ansari and Dr. Seema Perveiz. Three research papers were read in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No III.

After tea break two sessions were held. In the first session i.e. “Industrial/Organizational/ Health”, the President and the Secretary were Prof. Abdul Hai Alvi and Dr. Nigar Gohar Khawaja. Four research papers were presented in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No III. In the second session i.e. “Assessment & Diagnosis”, the Chair Person was Dr. Iffat Dar and the President and the Secretary were Dr. Hamid Sheikh and Syed Sohail Imam. Four research papers were presented at Al-Hamrah Hall No II. Then a Symposium was conducted under the topic “Role of Psychologist in the new Social Order”, the Chair Person was Dr. Iftikhar N. Hassan and the President and the Secretary were Dr. Rafia Hassan and Ms. Ursula Jeddy. The day was closed with the dinner at Taj Mahal Hall Ferozpur Road Opposite Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

On April 5th two scientific sessions were held in the morning. In the first session i.e. “Behavioral Neuro Sciences”, the President and the Secretary were Dr. Najma Najam and Dr. Haroon-ur-Rasheed. Four research papers were presented in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No II. In the second session i.e.”Clinical Psychology”, the President and the Secretary were Nauman Qureshi and Dr. Nigar Gohar Khawaja. Five research papers were read in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No III.

After having brunch two scientific sessions were held. In the first session i.e.”Violence & Aggression/ Narcotics”, the Chief Guest was Mr. Nazamee, the Chair Person was Dr. Ruhi Khalid and the President and the Secretary were Pervaiz Naeem Tariq and Neelofer Afaq. Three research papers were presented in this session at Al-Hamrah Hall No II. In the second session i.e. “Special & Disadvantaged Children”, the President and the Secretary were Dr. Laeeq Mirza and Dr. Nausheen Rahman. Four research papers were presented at Al-Hamrah Hall No II.

After lunch break two scientific sessions were conducted. In the first session i.e. “Psychology of Women”, the President and the Secretary were Dr. Seemeen Alam and MS Kauser Fazal Shah. Seven research papers were presented at Al-Hamrah Hall No II. In the second session i.e. “Organizational Psychology”, the President and the Secretary were Mr. Shamim Hashmi and Maqbool Babri. Four research papers were presented at Al-Hamrah Hall No III.

Afterwards there was a concluding session. Souvenirs and the comments of Foreign Delegates were presented. A dinner was arranged at Khurshid Mahal Hall, Hotel Avari Lahore with a musical ceremony.

In this Conference Mr. Riaz Fatiana was elected as President of the PPA along with Akhter Qureshi as Vice President and Syed Sohail Imam as Secretary General. Other office bearers of PPA were Prof. Muhammad Akhter Qureshi (Vice President), Mr. Jamil Asghar and Mr. Irfan Maqbool (Deputy Secretary General 1 & 2), Dr. Mah Nazir Riaz (Treasurer), Dr. Laeeq Mirza, Ghulam Muhyuddin, Muhammad Salman, Khalid Ramay, Naseem Asad and Ajwad Adeel (Executive Members).