ISLAMABAD – Islam is a great grantor of women’s rights, it not only provides them equal opportunity in society but also protects their liberty and freedom in all respects, there is no disparity and discrepancy on the bases of gender, they have full right to groom themselves in all walks of life following the core tents of Islam.
These views were expressed by the President International Islamic University Islamabad Prof Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh on the occasion of One Day seminar on “ Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan; Opportunity and Challenges” organized by the department of Management Faculty of Management Sciences IIUI.
VP (Academics) IIUI Dr. Mumtaz and renowned guest speakers including Mr Tahir Choudhry CEO Falcon Engineering Group, Mr. Waseem Hashmi GM Monitoring ICT R&D Funds Ministry of Information Technology, Ms, Shazia Khawar Director Civil Society, British Council, Ms, Sobia Amir Owner Sobia Amir Salon, Ms Zaira Rizvi Primary Photographer of Xyra’s Elements delivered important lectures on the topic, while Dean FMS Dr Bashir Khan, Director Female Campus Dr. Zaitoon Begum, Chairperson FMS (Female) Dr. Tasneem Fatima HoD Management Dr. Saima Naseer and large number of students were also attended the seminar.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh said women have important and vital role in the society, they can plays key role in the development of society, that is why Islam encourages them to step forward and participate for the uplifting of family, society, country and for Ummah as well.
He invoked that Islam does not allow anybody to discriminate and deprive women to utilize and enjoy their rights, as quoted the vital example of Hazrat Khadija (RA) and her endeavours in the field of business, whom called first business lady of Islam.
President further said , women are given Social, Political, Economical rights on equal bases with men and the expectations of positive and active role to play under the umbrella of Islamic teachings, associated with them. Dr. Al Draiweesh urged young entrepreneurs to strengthen their capabilities and capacity as the future of Ummah depends upon them. He hoped the seminar would prove very vital for their capacity building and enhancing intellect level to understand the practical life experiences from scholars.
President appreciated the efforts and urged faculty members to arrange even more series of such type of seminars and workshops. He also thanked to all the guest speakers for sparing their precious time for IIUI. Dr Mumtaz also appreciated the role of women especially young entrepreneurs on their active role in present society.
He elaborated the concept of entrepreneurship by practical examples in life. He said the future of the generation depends upon the women so they must be the key part of planning in all the new avenues. Dr. Bashir Khan, Dr. Zaitoon Begum, Dr. Tasneem Fatima and Dr. Siama Naseer also addressed on the occasion.