Sociology department organizes conference on “social protection; practices, experiences and way forward”

Islamabad, September 22, 2022 (PPI-OT):Islam Is Only Religion That Protects Rights of Each Segment of Society, IIUI Rector

Principles of Islam protect rights of each segment in a society, this was said by Professor Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), during the concluding ceremony of a one day International Conference on “Social Protection; Practices, Experiences and Way Forward” jointly hosted by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, FSS, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Social Protection Resource Center (SPRC), Islamabad with the support of UNICEF, Pakistan, held at Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus.

Focusing on the theme of the conference “Universal and Life-Course Social Protection as Way Forward” Dr. Masoom Yasinzai highlighted the scope of social Protection in the third world countries, IIUI Rector urged to adopt the golden principles of Islam.

He also referred to the pain and misery of people facing flood in Pakistan. On this occasion Dr. Masoom shared the golden principles of Islam and stressed that Islam is the only religion which protects rights of each segment in a society. He congratulated Chairman, Sociology Department, Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad, and Social Protection Resource Center (SPRC) Islamabad for organizing this international conference and also thanked UNICEF, Pakistan for supporting the event.

Earlier، the inaugural session was presided over by Professor Dr. Ayaz Afsar, Vice President (Academics), IIUI, who appreciated the efforts by the department of sociology and organizing team. He emphasized the importance of social Protection and its role in Pakistan in particular. Dr. Ayaz also stressed that this conference is the need of the hour and it’s the time for academia and practitioners to sit together and work jointly to overcome the challenges of the era.

Dr. Ayaz also shared the purpose of the conference is to encourage informal discussion and debate and termed it an opportunity to develop a network to share knowledge and experiences with others. Dr. Ayaz looked forward to continuing beyond this conference, the very stimulating and instructive exchange of ideas which would take place in this conference and trusts that all participants of the conference will take home inspiration on how to foster these ideas.

Professor Dr. Zafar Iqbal Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, FSS, IIUI, Dr. Razia Safdar, Executive Director, SPRC, Dr.Sadfar Sohail, Ex-Cabinet Secretary and Dean National Institute for Public Policy, Lahore, Mr. Muhammad Arshad, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prime Minister’s, Sehat Suhulat Program, Dr. Shehzad Ali Khan, Vice Chancellor, Health Services Academy, Islamabad were the panelists technical session on “Exploring the key areas of Social Protection” and “Moving towards inclusive and life-course social protection by following right based approach” of the one day conference.

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