A few words regarding the 14th All Pakistan Geographical Conference

14th All Pakistan Geographical Conference was held at University of the Punjab Organized by the Department of Geography from 05 – 07 March, 2013. The Conference was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Maryam K. Elahi, exchairperson of Geography Dept. of Punjab Universityand the most senior geographer of Pakistan who graduated from the Punjab University in 1948 and as PhD graduate from London University in 1952 and retired from the service in 1983.

More than 180 participants attended the conference. One hundred and one (101) authors presented their research work jointly. Fifty five (55) papers were read on the various subfields of geography including Physical, Human Environment& Disasters, Urban, agricultural & Landuse as well as GIS and Remote sensing. At the end of the conference, recommendations were also made for the promotion of field of geography in Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghaffar informed the participants the Pakistan Geographical Review, scholarly journal of Department of Geography Punjab university which is being published since 1942 and was placed online in 2007. All the back issues since 1942 now can be accessed online. A demonstration was also made in this regard. The participants were highly delighted. A number of participants expressed their views in this regard.

In a business meeting of the conference on 6th March, Prof. Dr Abdul Ghaffar was unanimously elected as the President of Pakistan Geographical Association as well as the Chairman of National Committee on Geography in Pakistan.

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