Khizar Hayat Abbasi,
Islamabad: Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir while appreciating the performance of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Women University Bagh said that university is the unique institution of its kind in Azad and Occupied Kashmir that is imparting higher education to the women to make them empower economically and socially.
The president made these remarks while presiding over the 10th Senate meeting of the University of Bagh held here in Kashmir House, Islamabad on Monday.
At the outset of the meeting, Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Dr. Haleem Khan briefed the president about the administrative and academic issues pertaining to the university.
President Masood Khan said that students of the Women University Bagh have showed excellent results in short span of time after the inception of the university in 2014 and all credit goes to Vice Chancellor and the members of his team.
AJK President, who is also Chancellor of the university said that education of women plays a vital role in prosperity and development of the country and added that government has been taking all possible steps to provide equal opportunities of higher to women to address the issue of gender inequality in education sector.
Praising the efforts of the university management for digitization of library resources, President said he feels gratified to know that university’s library has collected large number of both hard and electronic copies of the books.
He expressed his hope that university management will go a step further to help shape the future of young students by establishing close interaction with others institutions of higher studies in the country, investing more in research and innovation and constructing the permanent campus of the university.
Emphasizing that Women University should learn from the experiences of the other universities, President directed the management of the university to ensure transparency and merit in recruitment, admissions and promotions to bring the standard of the university at par with other institutions of the country.
He also directed the management of the university to introduce modern cutting- edge discipline in the university keeping in view their demand and utility in the job market. He said education should be aimed at to inculcate core ethical values, such as responsibility, honesty and fairness and respect for self and others.
The meeting was attended by Professor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah, Vice Chancellor Faisalabad University, Professor Dr. Rasool Jan, Vice Chancellor University of Poonch, Sardar Naeem Ahmed Shiraz, Member Public Service Commission, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Secretary Higher Education, Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Professor Dr. Shahid Khan, Dean COMSATS Islamabad, Professor Dr. Azra Yasmeen, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Professor Dr. Ayesha Sohail Dean Faculty of Arts AJK University Muzaffarabad, Representative of Higher Education Commission, Professor Dr. Muhammad Salim Khan, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Women University Bagh, Dr Sadia Mumtaz Assistant Professor Women University Bagh and Mr Zahid Rashid