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Mental disorder increasing day by day in Pakistan: Dr Ajmal.

KARACHI -- Mental disorders in Pakistan are increasing day by day; the nation is suffering from mental issues in the background of growing insecurity, poverty, violence, terrorism, economical problems, political uncertainty, unemployment, stressful working conditions, gender discrimination and many other social issues. The department of psychology has a critical importance in order to mentally heal people of our society. These views were expressed by Prof Dr Mohammad Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor KU while delivering the presidential address at One day International Conference entitled 'Redefining Mental Health and Wellbeing' organized by Department of Psychology, University of Karachi in collaboration with HEC at Arts Auditorium, KU. 'We are working hard to improve financial conditions of the varsity, it's quite hard to convince the government for financial assistance but in my tenure of one year, I have made significant progress. In addition to the grants of Sindh governments, I am pleased to inform you that we have recently secured the grant of 1.8 billion Rupees from the federal government which depicts the fact, we are going in the right direction.' , added Dr. Khan. He congratulated the department, Chairperson Dr Farah Iqbal and Conference Coordinator Prof Dr Qudsia Tariq for organizing the international conference and added that it's quite heartening to see the faculty and departments of the varsity quite active in academic and research activities.

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Apr 6, 2018
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