A proclamation has been made to name the SAARC chapter of UN-KAKHTAH DRR Repository after the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.The announcement was made by AOPDA’s P.I. & Chief Research Methodologist Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi, while addressing a condolence reference held for ex Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.
The condolence reference was organized by Pakistan Japan Intellect Forum (PJIF) at Ramada Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan.
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. Under the patronage of Syed Nadeem Alam Shah (Honorary Consul General of Japan in Balochistan),Ch. Homayoun Akhtar Chattha (Director PJIF) hosted the event.
The organizing body included Mr Iqbal Burma (President PJIF), Ms Sitara (VP PJIF), and certain NGOs associated with Japan. The meeting was attended by dignitaries 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.
Noted educationists Prof. Dr. Nizam-Ud-Din Chairman KITAAS Ex-Chairman HEC, Punjab, and Prof. Aurangzeb Hafi Chief Research Methodologist Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA) also extended there condolence messages.
Iqbal Burma, Founder and President of PJIF read a message of condolence on behalf of PJIF, wishing that the peace and harmony prevails despite such unsettling events.
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).
Dr. Nizam suggested that certain scholarships should be started in the name of Mr. Shinzo Abe.
Polymath arch-researcher Prof Dr Aurangzeb Hafi (Chief Research Methodologist: 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.
The repository is intended to serve as the SAARC region’s institutional hub for catering the ISDR needs and DRR research works up-to the post-doctoral level.
The United Nations KAKHTAH multiversity and DRR repositories get their title-ovations after the four legendary stalwarts who became responsible for bringing forth some real ‘difference’ during the hardest test of human solidarity—the aftermaths of Asian Tsunami of 2004, through their meritorious renderings—the two institutional entities and two individuals;
1. Kofi Annan the former UN secretary general, who paid prompt visits in far-remote affected areas with an aim to have a first hand knowledge of the ground situation. He himself prompted for the actual circumstantial state of affairs, instead of relying on the executive summaries, rightly setting a new custom and tradition in the hierarchical pyramids.
2. Helen Keller Intl. a US based international organization that immediately incited the emergency humanitarian services in Tsunami’s Indonesia’s hardesthit regions, saving the lives where needed right by the moment of need.
3. Tzu-chi Intl. a multi-regional NGO from Taiwan, having one of the largest networks with representations and physical presence in almost all continents throughout the world, whose volunteers remained on board for over three years for long term Tsunami relief works.
4. Aurangzeb Hafi an independent multidisciplinary arch-researcher and philanthropist from Pakistan, who foremostly conceptualized, directed, and almost single handedly kept paced all major research projects concerning the disability related realms during Tsunami. On account of ‘disability inclusiveness’ trend settings, Prof. Hafi can justly be credited for pioneering the cutting-edge concepts of pre-birth multiple disabilities risk assessment, embryonic toxicity and teratogenic proneness factor analysis, among pregnant women and the disability+pregnancy inclusive special protocols in cataclysmic emergencies and DRR modus of executional frameworks.