Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

The Head International Social development Department at the University of Calgary -Alberta Canada Dr. Amir Jamal delivered key note lecture at Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar. Faculty members and Ph.D scholars attended the seminar. Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam presided over the seminar.

Hailing from Peshawar, Dr. Amir Jamal spoke on "Engaging men for Gender Justice and Girls Education" He took Pashtun Society as case study. During his presentation he highlighted the importance of male’s role in educating a Pashtun woman. He said the stereotyping of Pashtun women by westerner is totally wrong. These women are not weak but are strong and resilient. The only thing needed is to provide them is conducive environment. These are success stories that when they were engaged, they promoted education and gender justice.

 Dr. Amir identified certain, key actors in the process, NGOs being on the top of the list. He severely criticized their role. With all respect for their humanitarian assistance, they have committed a blunder by disconnecting religion from social norms. He said any change by excluding religion will not be effective in that society. Dr. Amir Jamal said it is critically important engage men in the process. He stressed upon the need that challenge should not be imposed from outside, rather it should be from within. Change from within is always sustainable, he concluded.

A Pashto-Urdu Mushayera was  held at Pakistan Study Centre. Eminent poet and columnist Nasir Ali Syed presided over. While opening the event, Director PSC Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that promoting languages is one of the core objectives of the centre . He said that literature and aesthetic sense are the spices of society. Their promotion may lead to a peaceful and prosperous society. Those who presented their poetry included Dr. Zafar Bakhshalay, Dr. Sher Zaman Seema, Dr. Ahmad Ali Ajiz, Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Mrs. Kulsoom Zeb, Prof. Iqbal Shakir, Arshad Jan Shahkar, Nasir Khan Hamdard, Qaim Ahmad, Yasir Ubaid, Nasir Ali Sayed and others. The function was attended by large number of students and faculty members of the centre.

Dr. Fakhar presented paper on "Council of Islamic Ideology: Its Function and Review of its Reports" in the International Conference arranged by Han Siedal Foundation Germany and Department of History. Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz presided over the session. Earlier the inaugural session was presided over by Ex-Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani. Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar prof. Dr. Asif Khan also addressed the ceremony.


leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more