International Women’s Day is celebrated at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

Speakers at the celebrations in connection with International Women’s Day at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad stated that women’s empowerment is inevitable in socio-economic development and addressing the country’s challenges. The Department of Rural Sociology, Home Science, and UAF arranged the celebrations in collaboration with Rehnuma and Maries Stop. They held a rally and arranged seminars and art exhibitions.

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Khalid Mushtaq, said that we must implement Islam’s golden principles in our lives. The religion guides us in every sphere of life and provides excellent rights to women. He said that more than 50 percent of university students are women.

Dean Faculty of Food Sciences Dr Masood Sadiq Butt said that half of the population of the country consists of women. We cannot pave the way for development without gender mainstreaming. He called for increased participation of women in professional education.

Director of Home Sciences Dr Benish Israr said that an empowered and educated woman can become the best mother and raise the generation better, guaranteeing a bright future.

Former MPA Najma Afzal said that women should participate more in all fields of life to build self-confidence. She said that development can be achieved only by providing equal opportunities to women.

Samia Khan, CEO of Ladies Circle, said that the purpose of celebrating Women’s Day is to pay homage to women’s role in the country’s development and raise awareness about their rights.

Dr Ayesha Riaz said the best facilities are being provided to the UAF students. She said that without women’s participation, we could not compete with the rest of the world.

Dr Tayyaba Azam urged the women to build confidence and fight the odds in life for progress.

Dr Aliya called for enhanced steps for women’s empowerment.

Dr Farkhanda stressed the need for women’s increased participation in mainstreaming political, social, and administrative affairs.

Dr Naima Nawaz called for enhanced steps and awareness in society about women’s rights and empowerment. Dr Benish Sarwar said that women are blessed with immense talent that must be honed for a better tomorrow.

Farrukh Bashir from Rehnuma and Irfan from Maries Stop also spoke. Kiran Khalid, Farah Ghaffar, Aisha Mushtaq, Adeela Manzoor, Anum Asghar, Hira Iftikhar, Alveena Haseeb, Sadaf Iqbal, and others attended.

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