Pakistani women playing vital role in every walk of life: VC

KARACHI: Karachi University’s (KU) Center of Excellence for Women’s Studies in collaboration with Social Welfare Department Government of Sindh, Women Development Department, Department of Social Work and Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Niswan on Thursday organized a seminar entitled Traditional Knowledge and Cultural History of Pakistani Women on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Expressing his views Vice Chancellor of KU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan said that women are now playing a vital role in every field of life in addition to their traditional responsibilities. A big reason of this is the increasing trend of education among women.

Human resource and manpower of any country play a vital role in its development; we need to keep into consideration that almost half of our total population comprises of women, so we need to provide them maximum opportunities to play their role in country’s progress. Women are a key pillar of any society, a society cant progress without them. They are a basic need of a society.

Dean Social Sciences KU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ahmed Qadri said that Islam granted unprecedented dignity to the women, other nations are now providing this dignity to women impressed by Islam. In the contemporary world, women are standing side by side with men and their role in every field is prominent from education sector to engineering.

Director Center of Excellence in Women Studies KU Prof. Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah said that the enlightened and educated women must stand up against the feudal anti women customs and traditions. Our women are hardworking but they don’t get well deserved compensation for their work due to the presence of middleman.  Domestic violence, child labour and child abuse are some of the major problems of our society.

On the occasion, stalls of handmade items were on display which attracted the visitors. Research journals of the centre I.e. 7th Volume of the Journal of Applied Social Sciences and 16th volume of Pakistan journal of gender studies were also launched on the occasion.

Poster competition was also held on the occasion moreover, students from all provinces presented their cultures which were highly appreciated by the audience.