Welcome

Organizing Committee warmly invites you to Lahore for the 10th Biennial International Conference of Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular & thoracic Surgeons & Lahore Heart Summit’17. This event is hosted by Punjab Institute of Cardiology with collaboration of:

Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons & Lahore Heart Summit 2017.
Pakistan Cardiac Society.
Pakistan Society of Interventional Cardiology.

The main aim and theme of this conference is, “recent advances in Adult and Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery”. Experts and delegates around the world will get together in this conference to address challenges and issues faced by them in their local set up. They will share their experiences and knowledge among themselves.

The scientific sessions will cover the topics of Adult and Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. There will be a technical exhibition displaying the latest drugs and equipment.

Lahore is a historical City with rich cultural past going 2000 years back. The social programs and tours are especially designed to celebrate this event in its full bloom. Gala Dinner and Cultural Extra Vaganza will be the most prominent social events of the conference.

The success of any scientific conference depends upon the delegates and their contributions with scientific papers and posters. Please set aside 12th to 14th October 2017 and mail us your registration and abstract forms. We are confident that you will find the congress a stimulating useful and memorable experience.

Looking forward to see you at Lahore in October 2017.

With regards

Dr Ahmad Shahbaz

Chairman Organizing Committee.

Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal.

The League gradually became the leading representative body of Indian Muslims. Jinnah became its president in 1916, and negotiated the Lucknow Pact with the Congress leader, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, by which Congress conceded the principle of separate electorates and weighted representation for the Muslim community.[106] However, Jinnah broke with the Congress in 1920 when the Congress leader, Mohandas Gandhi, launched a law violating Non-Cooperation Movement against the British, which a temperamentally law-abiding barrister Jinnah disapproved of. Jinnah also became convinced that the Congress would renounce its support for separate electorates for Muslims, which indeed it did in 1928. In 1927, the British proposed a constitution for India as recommended by the Simon Commission, but they failed to reconcile all parties. The British then turned the matter over to the League and the Congress, and in 1928 an All-Parties Congress was convened in Delhi. The attempt failed, but two more conferences were held, and at the Bombay conference in May, it was agreed that a small committee should work on the constitution. The prominent Congress leader Motilal Nehru headed the committee, which included two Muslims, Syed Ali Imam and Shoaib Quereshi; Motilal’s son, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, was its secretary. The League, however, rejected the committee’s report, the so-called Nehru Report, arguing that its proposals gave too little representation (one quarter) to Muslims – the League had demanded at least one-third representation in the legislature. Jinnah announced a “parting of the ways” after reading the report, and relations between the Congress and the League began to sour.

Mughal Empire
Main article: Mughal period in Lahore
Further information: Mughal Empire

Entrance of the Badshahi Mosque or Emperor’s Mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

The Alamgiri Gate is the main entrance to the Lahore Fort built during the reign of Aurangzeb.

Lahore reached a peak of architectural glory during the rule of the Mughals, whose buildings and gardens survived the hazards of time. Lahore’s reputation for beauty fascinated the English poet John Milton, who wrote “Agra and Lahore, the Seat of Great Mughal” in 1670.[15]

From 1524 to 1752, Lahore was part of the Mughal Empire. Lahore touched the zenith of its glory during the Mughal rule from 1524 to 1752. The Mughals, who were famous as builders, gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments, many of which are extant today.

Emperor Aurangzeb seated on a golden throne holding a hawk in the Durbar.

From 1524 to 1752, Lahore was part of the Mughal Empire. Lahore grew under emperor Babur; from 1584 to 1598, under the emperors Akbar the Great and Jahangir, the city served as the empire’s capital. Lahore reached the peak of its architectural glory during the rule of the Mughals, many of whose buildings and gardens have survived the ravages of time. Lahore’s reputation for beauty fascinated the English poet John Milton, who wrote “Agra and Lahore, the Seat of the Great Mughal” in 1670.[15] During this time, the massive Lahore Fort was built. A few buildings within the fort were added by Akbar’s son, Mughal emperor Jahangir, who is buried in the city. Jahangir’s son, Shahjahan Burki, was born in Lahore. He, like his father, extended the Lahore Fort and built many other structures in the city, including the Shalimar Gardens. The last of the great Mughals, Aurangzeb, who ruled from 1658 to 1707, built the city’s most famous monuments, the Badshahi Masjid and the Alamgiri Gate next to the Lahore Fort.

During the 17th century, as Mughal power dwindled, Lahore was often invaded, and government authority was lacking. The great Punjabi poet Baba Waris Shah said of the situation, “khada peeta wahy da, baqi Ahmad Shahy da” — “we have nothing with us except what we eat and wear, all other things are for Ahmad Shah”. Ahmad Shah Durrani captured remnants of the Mughal Empire and had consolidated control over the Punjab and Kashmir regions by 1761.[16]

The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Lahore region became predominantly Muslim. Due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region, and to the efforts of Mughal emperors, whose policies and forced religious conversions discouraged the growth of other religions.[17]

The 1740s were years of chaos, and the city had nine different governors between 1745 and 1756.

Pearl-Continental Hotels & Resorts
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Pearl Continental Hotels and Resorts Pakistan

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Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi
Formerly called
InterContinental Hotels
Type
Hotel and Resorts
Traded as    Pakistan Services Limited
Founder    Sadruddin Hashwani
Headquarters    Pakistan
Number of locations
Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gwadar, Bhurban, Muzaffarabad and upcoming properties in Mirpur and Multan
Area served
Pakistan
Revenue    PKR 4.1 billion
Net income
PKR 600 million
Parent    Hashoo Group
Website    [1]

Pearl-Continental Hotels & Resorts (also abbreviated to PC Hotels) is the largest chain of five-star hotels in Pakistan with properties in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gwadar, Bhurban, and Muzaffarabad.[1] Pearl-Continental Hotels is a subsidiary of Hashoo Group who also operate Marriott Hotels in Islamabad and Karachi through a franchise system.[2]

The Pearl-Continental Hotel in Karachi was the first five-star hotel in Pakistan and has hosted various prominent figures from across the globe including Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, King Hussain of Jordan, among others. It was a member of the Leading Hotels of the World for over a decade.[3][4]

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