‘Change Pakistan Conference’ Disrupted Mid-way by FAST-NU Administration
Jumpstart Pakistan’s flagship event “Change Pakistan Conference 2015” was called off by the FAST-NU administration here in Lahore earlier this week. The event was halfway through its second day (March 21) at the FAST-NU, Lahore premises when the administration forcefully demanded from the attendees and judges to leave.
The organizing entity of the event, Jumpstart Pakistan, later announced that remaining part of the event and closing ceremony will be held sometime later in Lahore at a “neutral venue,” possibly after two weeks.
issued an apology, and extended an invitation to Mr. Umar to speak at the campus again, provided the subject of talk remained “in accordance with [LUMS] policies”.Related: Why #ShameOnLUMSVC is trending on Twitter?Day one of the conference, according to several participants, went well as different sessions were held in accordance with the event agenda. Day two, however, was supposed to host bulk of the activities including panel discussions, and speeches from esteemed speakers and mentors. The highlight of the event i.e. startups’ pitches to judges was also disrupted due to the intervention, at the cost of attendees and startups members who had traveled from other cities solely for the event.