In the memory of the slain ex Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Shinzo Abe, a condolence reference was organized by Pakistan Japan Intellect Forum (PJIF) at Ramada Hotel, Lahore.
Mr Shinzo Abe was the longest acting Prime Minister of Japan (holding the office from 2006-2007 and then again in 2012-2020). His political ideology was grounded on conservatism and nationalism which earned him both friends and foes. He was assassinated by a homemade firearm while addressing a political rally on July 8. This shocking incident was the first of its kind in Japan since the end of WWI.
In memory of Mr Shinzo Abe, a meeting was hosted by Pakistan Japan Intellect Forum in Lahore. The hosts included Syed Nadeem Alam Shah (Honorary Consul General of Japan in Balochistan), Mr Iqbal Burma (President PJIF), Ms Sitara (VP PJIF), Ch. Homayoun Akhtar Chattha (Director PJIF) and Dr Talha (Executive Member of PJIF). The meeting was attended by dignitaries associated with Japan from business, education and various other sectors.
Syed Nabeel Hashmi (President AOTS) began addressing the meeting, remarking that Mr Shinzo Abe was a statesman who had led Japan during hard times.
Noetd Educationists Prof, Dr. Nizam-Ud-Din Chairman KITAAS Ex-Chairmain HEC, Punjab, and Prof. Aurangzeb Hafi Chief Research Methodologist Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA) also put forth there condolance messeges.
Dr. Nizam suggested thst certain scholarships should be started in the name of Mr. Shinzo Abe.
The renowned polymath arch-researcher Prof Dr Aurangzeb Hafi (Chief Research Methodologist at AOPDA). Prof Hafi argued that on such occasions of sadness, we must not suffice on expressing grief alone; rather, we should learn and strive to proceed along the lofty roadmaps laid down by such incidents. Prof. Hafi also announced the SAARC chapter of UN-KAKHTAH DRR Repository to be named after the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Thereafter, Mr Iqbal Burma, Founder and President of PJIF brought the meeting to a conclusion, and read a message of condolence on behalf of PJIF, wishing that the peace and harmony prevails despite such unsettling events.
Other speakers at the meeting included Ms Sitara , Mr Amir Sheikh, Mr Shahid Malik. Attendees included Members of Pak Japan Business Forum (PJBF), AOTS, Mr Umair (President Bonsai Society) and some media personnel. Mr Nadeem Alam offered a note of thanks to all attendees.