BANNU, 27 October: A non-governmental organisation organised a seminar on the topic of extremism at the University of Bannu on Thursday which was attended by students, teachers and the district government officials.

Speakers on the occasion put light on various kinds of extremism and ways and means to stop extremist tendencies. They said curbing extremist trends in the educational institutors should be the topmost priority for achieving this objective.

Additional Assistant Commissioner Bannu Eid Nawaz Khan said on the occasion that extremism is weakening the social values. He said educational institutions can play a crucial role in ending extremism from the society.

“Students are builders of our future. They hold the key to end negative trends from society and make future of the country bright,” he said.

DIG Bannu Dar Ali Khattak said in his address that students are a valuable asset for the country. Especially, he said, the parents attach their hopes with their children, therefore, the students should give priority to their education over all other things.

The speakers also emphasised the need for protecting the rights of minorities which have been guaranteed to them under the Constitution.