Men are not welcome at IIUI women's campus -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Men are not welcome at IIUI women’s campus

ISLAMABAD: The male presence would be minimised to a possible extent in the university’s women campus to meet the long-standing demand of female staff, said International Islamic University Acting President Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui on Friday.While addressing a gathering of the university’s female staff organised by the University Staff Welfare Association (USWA), Siddiqui said that the lack of staffers at the women’s campus would be covered on the priority basis, adding that mutual cooperation and a true spirit of teamwork was the key to a successful administration. He agreed to write off admission and monthly fees of the day-care centre at the women’s campus and to provide further appliances for maximum comfort to the infants of the female staff at work.

He said that three more buses would be bought for female staff and efforts were underway for establishing an information desk, the appointment of a female provost, arrangement for alternative leaves for working on holidays, construction ofa gymnasium for girls and substituting overtime payment with honorarium. Siddiqui appreciated the performance of female staff and assured that their problems would be solved. Haji Masood Ahmad, USWA president, thanked Dr Siddiqui for giving consideration to the association’s demands and assured that the association would play its role in the university’s development. Shamim Niazi, USWA executive council member, appreciated Dr Siddiqui for his dynamic leadership and administrative capabilities.

Source: Daily Times

Date:12/2/2006