Our Correspondent Bahawalpur
The Federal Minister of State for Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul, has emphasized the importance of giving women a higher status in society and equal opportunities for education and employment and making them central in the national mainstream.
The Minister of State expressed these views in her address at the Scottish Scholarship Distribution Ceremony at the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus on Wednesday.
She said that it was much pleasured that 71 female students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur were being given Scottish Scholarships by the British Council.
“Our women are second to none in the world in terms of their talent and are performing at their best in every field,” she said.
She advised the students to focus on education, character building and a better future so that they could continue to play their role in the development of Pakistan.
She said that the provision of scholarships by the British Council to 220 female students of Pakistan is very welcome and the provision of these scholarships to the female students of South Punjab is a matter of great pleasure for them.
The Minister of State said that we have a clear example of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that he used to stand in honor of Hazrat Fatima (PBUH).
Women have a very high position in Islamic society and in the world in this regard and we have to move forward by making this high position a stepping stone to development.
She praised the lush green campus of Islamia University Bahawalpur and congratulated the Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob on it.
She said that thousands of students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur deserved congratulations for continuing their teaching and research activities in such an excellent and conducive educational environment.
She appreciated the ongoing academic and co-curricular activities in the university and especially the practical participation of the students in all these processes.
Addition of more than 500 PhD graduates, 123 departments, Cotton Research, Scholarships for 25% students is an encouraging sign for progress.
He also mentioned Ms. Fatima Jinnah, thanks to whom Quaid-e-Azam achieved the goal of Pakistan.