Enlightening Session on Global Peace and Conflict Resolution By Syed Maaz Shah.

The Textile Institute of Pakistan had the privilege of hosting Syed Maaz Shah, a distinguished expert in global peace and conflict resolution. His session provided valuable insights into the pivotal role of mediation in Counter-Violence Extremism (CVE), particularly within the Islamic context.

Syed Maaz Shah’s presentation explored peacebuilding strategies, illustrating their success through the Doha Accords. He emphasized how mediation is crucial in creating a more peaceful world. This discussion was timely, aligning with the UN’s International Day of Living in Peace, which promotes global efforts for peace, tolerance, and solidarity.

A significant highlight of the session was the discussion on the impact of religious values in mediating conflicts. Syed Maaz Shah noted that a substantial portion of current conflicts occurs in the Islamic world, and many peacekeeping efforts fail due to insensitivity towards religious contexts. He argued that the deep passion for faith within Muslim communities can be a powerful tool for negotiation, mediation, and conciliation, countering the negative stereotypes often associated with terrorism.

Syed Maaz Shah referenced the United States Institute of Peace’s publication, “Religion and Mediation – Action Guide,” to underscore the importance of incorporating religious values in conflict resolution. He explained how Islamic principles, which fundamentally mean peace, can play a crucial role in fostering global harmony.

The discussion also covered recent initiatives like Qatar’s peace efforts, which led to the Doha Accords, and attempts to de-escalate the Gaza conflict. These examples highlighted the effective use of mediation and reconciliation in resolving disputes.

The session concluded with a call to action, urging participants to promote reconciliation and sustainable development. Syed Maaz Shah stressed the importance of collaboration with communities, faith leaders, and other relevant actors through acts of service, forgiveness, and compassion. This approach aligns with the goals of the International Day of Living in Peace, which aims to build a world characterized by peace, solidarity, and harmony.

Syed Maaz Shah’s session was an enlightening experience, offering profound insights into the role of mediation in peace and conflict resolution. The institute is grateful for his contribution and looks forward to continuing such impactful discussions to foster global peace.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended and made this event a success. Let us continue working together towards a more peaceful and united world.

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Ali Kazmi

Director Marketing

SM Denim Mills Pakistan

I owe a significant part of my professional success to my alma mater, the Textile Institute of Pakistan, where I earned my BSC Hons in Textile Sciences. The knowledge and skills I acquired during my time at TIP laid the foundation for my rapid career growth. The institute’s strong industry connections and emphasis on practical learning provided me with a unique edge in the job market.
Within a short span, I achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the youngest General Manager of Marketing in the industry at just 28 years old. Today, as a Director of Marketing for the past five years, I continue to excel in my field, leveraging the expertise and confidence instilled in me by my education at TIP.
I am forever grateful to my alma mater for shaping my career trajectory and enabling me to reach new heights.

Sarim Mehmood

CEO and Founder

Fruit of Sustainability

TIP is not just a university but a unique community that enabled me to walk on paths not previously taken, initiate new ventures, and drive change. It was at TIP that I found a nurturing environment filled with mentors who inspired me, peers who challenged me, and resources that empowered me. This support system was instrumental as I led organizations in C-level leadership roles at a very young age, gaining experiences that would have been unimaginable without the foundation laid by TIP. Eventually, this journey led to the founding of Fruit of Sustainability, Pakistan’s first tech company specializing in digital social and environmental due diligence SaaS platforms which is set to revolutionize the Textiles and Apparel Industry in Pakistan. The entire journey is deeply and profoundly attributed to TIP.

Kashif J. Abbasi

Deputy General Manager, Retail Operations & Business Development

Sapphire

The time I spent at TIP campus had been the most important part of my career. It has given me confidence to achieve something that i used to believe as impossible. TIP has been a multicultural institute where I got the opportunity to engage with people of various cultural backgrounds from across Pakistan. We were valued, pampered and sculptured for the country’s textile industry. Due to the high quality of education and personal brought up I received at TIP, I am being valued today in the textile industry.

Hassan Essani

Regional Head

Outfitters

It’s an honor for me to be associated with TIP from the first day in this gigantic place till I graduated. Graduating from this prestigious institute constituted my launching point in the textile industry and though I’m very well off on my way there. My gratitude to the teachers and the institute as I’ll always believe they had an immense significance in getting me where I am today.

Urooj Mughal

Deputy General Manager

Bsc Gul Ahmed

An unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with the dedication of the faculty, equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and passion necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of textiles. I am filled with immense gratitude for the pivotal role Textile Institute of Pakistan has played in shaping my career and professional growth.

Ch. Haziq Ahmed

Co-founder

Kravemart

Entering the Textiles Institute of Pakistan back in ’05 kicked off my journey to where I am today. It wasn’t just about hitting the books; it was the whole vibe. The professors? They were like our industry sherpas, mixing theory with real-world stories that got us buzzing about business. They didn’t just teach; they inspired. And outside class? It was a hub of creativity and teamwork, where we bounced ideas off each other and dreamed big. The institute didn’t just give me skills; it lit a fire in me to tackle anything that came my way. So, yeah, big shoutout to my alma mater for shaping me into the entrepreneur I’ve become.