Education

Role of educated women vital for country: Professor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan

Karachi, March 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): The role of educated women is vital for the development of the country. The children, who are brought up by educated women, play very integral part in country’s growth. This is a very good sign that nowadays women besides their routine household responsibilities progressing well in different sectors and it is happening as women are now taking more interest in getting education.

These views were expressed by the Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi, Professor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan on Friday. He inaugurated the ceremony organized by the Centre of Excellence for Women Studies, KU, on the occasion of International Women Days. The KU VC said that manpower is one of the significant tools of success and growth for any country. Pakistan’s majority of population is based on women and in this era, men and women both has to get education so that they could serve the country better.

“After the creation of Pakistan, literacy rate among women remains quite low but now as we see they are also coming forward and getting higher education. Karachi University has around 65 percent female students and it shows how much interest they have in getting education.” On this occasion, he also distributes Rs10, 000 each among five skilled home based women to bring further improvement into their business. The Anjuman-e-Niswan had provided Rs50, 000 to be distributed among home based females.

Meanwhile, the Dean, Arts and Social Sciences, KU, Professor Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah, said that Pakistan is an agricultural country and majority of its population lives in rural areas of the country. Professor Dr Nasreen Aslam, who is also the Director Centre of Excellence for Women Studies, KU, mentioned that women of rural areas works hard for their families but do not get back what they deserved most and they remains under paid most of the time.

“Islam has given lot of rights to females and we should stop looking towards the west and it is now the time to start fixing our own society.” She observed that one educated female could teach values to her whole family.

“This is so unfortunate that middle men used to put majority of profits into their own pocket and hardworking skilled home based women could not earn well from their products.” She mentioned that women often faced domestic violence besides being deprived of from their rights.

Later on, the Centre of Excellence for Women Studies, KU, launches Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 18, and Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Vol. 9 whereas self-employed women also demonstrated their hand-made products.

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