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PU organizes seminar on women rights
PU organizes seminar on women rights

LAHORE: (Wednesday, March 9, 2022): Punjab University Department of History & Pakistan Studies Ibn Khaldun Society organized an event to mark International Women's Day. The purpose of the event was to make the students aware of the importance and respect of women in our society. On this occasion, Department of History & Pakistan Studies Chairman Prof Dr Mahboob Hussain, Chairperson Department of Gender Studies Dr Ra’ana Malik, faculty members and a large number of students were present. A solidarity song with women was sung by Zara Asghar and a solidarity poem of Kaifi Azami was recited by Snober Gull. In her address, Dr Raana talked about the importance and respect of women in society. She highlighted the role of woman as mother, daughter, sister and wife in the life of a man. She stressed that a woman must be respected, protected appreciated, supported and guided as a woman. She pointed out some traditional and inhuman habits and perceptions of our men about women in our society. She said that we should acknowledge women as human beings and equal members of society if we want to live a progressive and successful life. We are incomplete without our women, she added. She talked about status of women in foreign countries where they were in good position. Dr Rukhsana Iftikhar, senior faculty member of the department talked about the status of women in Pakistani society. She raised some questions about the future of women in Pakistan and future of Pakistan if they were not given their due rights according to the Constitution of Pakistan and our religion Islam. In his address, Dr Mahboob Hussain emphasized the role of women in the cultural, political, religious and educational life of a community. He discussed about some major steps which have been taken by Government of Pakistan for uplifting of women in Pakistani society.