BAHAWALPUR - Islamia University Bahawalpur Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar said that the women are the most significant part of any society and almost all religions have furnished teaching regarding the protection of women rights and particularly in Islam as well.

He expressed these views during his presidential address at the function “Gender Justice through Joint Struggle of the Society” organised jointly by the SAP and the Cholistan Development Council (CDC) here at IUB the other day. On the occasion, the VC said that the SAP and CDC had created awareness among the women about their inheritance rights, consent about marriage and other gender rights. It is due to the joint efforts of IUB and CDC, the gender discrimination had been eliminated at the university,” he added. Moreover, he expressed the hope that activities based on the awareness about women rights and relevant laws would be imparted by the IUB in collaboration with CDC.

CDC Director Farooq Ahmed Khan, CDC Programme Manager Mrs Razia Malik and Radio Pakistan Station Director Syed Tariq Shah also expressed their views on the occasion.