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Rotarians from Ankara, Turkey on invitation from Rotary Club Multan Cantt Pakistan were invited to visit Multan under the leadership of Prof Dr Aysegul ATAK YUCEL of Ghazi University, Ankara, Turkey for an NGS Confrence from the 5th of March to the 10th of March 2019.
Prof Aysegul ATAK YUCEL, a medical doctor by profession and an Immunologist and Anstheologyst. Prof Aysegul is a world renowned  NGS Scientist and researcher and was supposed to help develop the countris first NGS centre and address a confrence organised by Agriculture University of Multan on the inititive of Rotary Club Multan Cantt, Pakistan.
 A group of doctors was geared up to visit Multan – The City of Saints and one of the oldest living cities of the world to volunteer and train local doctors in the fields of NGS – Next Genetation Sequencing, Radiology and Orthodontics and this visit would have paved the way for International collaboration and knowledge sharing. The sole purpose and aim was to let humanity benefit.
This important confrence  could not take plce as the airfields were closed two days before the visit amid tension and escalation on both sides of the border.
This loss was small and ncan be amended by reschedulIg the whole programme compared to what can easily become a catalyst for a nuclear conflict. A recipe for disaster not only for the region but the whole world.
This is a story of two nuclear armed neighbours one on the aggresive and the other on defensive. The world needs to take positive steps before patience runs out.
I pray and hope that the politicians and men in power realize that
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven it the lives of others.”  Pericles

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