Women academics from Pakistan visit the High Commission

Women academics from Pakistan visit the High Commission

Educated women can help change perception of Pakistan: Syed Ibne Abbas

A five-member delegation of academia from Critical Thinking Forum (CTF) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, led by Prof. Dr. Munazza Yaqoob, Department of English, visited the High Commission today. The team is working on the project entitled “Consciousness Raising of Pakistani Women on Contemporary Academic and Social Issues”. The Project is being carried out by the Critical Thinking Forum (CTF), with the aim to empower young women researchers and scholars by equipping them with critical awareness and effective communication and professional skills and engaging them in dialogue on important contemporary academic, social as well as political debates.

Welcoming the delegation, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner commended the delegation for their endeavours to empower women of Pakistan through education, research and other necessary skill sets. He stated that Pakistani women equipped with quality education and knowledge of contemporary issues can challenge the prevalent stereotypes and change the perception of Pakistan in a much better way. The High Commissioner also assured the delegation of all possible assistance including arranging their interactions at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for International Development (DfID) and the British Council.

While in the UK, the team CTF is meeting with the South Asian and British community to help rectify misconceptions of foreign cultures through people to people interaction. They will also be interacting with the intellectuals and academia in the UK during scholarly sessions with them.

Other members of the delegation include Sofia Hussain, Sonia Irum, Summaira Batool Malik, and Sadaf Mehmood.

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