OUR STAFF REPORTER BAHAWALPUR - Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar has said that the women are finding equal opportunities in the society for their progress and development as today the Pakistani women are actively playing their vital role in a model Islamic society besides imparting training and upbringing the new generation. He remarked these views during a meeting with the visiting guests from Nepal here Friday at the university. The visiting guests were headed by the South Asia Partnership International Director Dr Rohit Kumar. The Vice-Chancellor said that presently 52 per cent of the IUB students had comprised on the girls which was a clear prove of womens social development in Pakistan. All the students are required to study a compulsory subject of Islamic studies, while non-Muslim students are taught ethics course, he added. The VC also pointed out the matters of bilateral academic and research collaboration and faculty exchange programmes with the Nepalese universities. Shanti Uprety, a Nepalese social activist, South Asia Partnership Pakistan Director Shabnam Rasheed and Cholistan Development Council Director Farooq Ahmed Khan were also present on the occasion.