Islam protects rights of society, says IIU rector

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Islamabad: Rector, International Islamic University (IIU), Professor Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai on Monday said Islamic principles protected rights of each segment in a society.

He said this during the concluding ceremony of a one day International Conference on Social Protection; Practices, Experiences and Way Forward. The conference was jointly hosted by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, FSS, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIU) and Social Protection Resource Centre (SPRC) with the support of UNICEF here at Allama Iqbal Auditorium of the university.

Focusing on the theme of the conference ‘Universal & Life-Course Social Protection as Way Forward’ Dr. Masoom Yasinzai highlighted the scope of social protection in the third world countries and urged to adopt the golden principles of Islam. He also referred to the pain and misery of people facing flood in Pakistan.

He congratulated Chairman, Sociology Department, Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad Social Protection Resource Centre (SPRC) Islamabad for organising this international conference and also thanked UNICEF, Pakistan for supporting the event. Earlier, the inaugural session was presided over by Professor Dr. Ayaz Afsar, vice president (Academics), IIUI, who appreciated the efforts by the department of sociology and organising team.

He emphasised the importance of social Protection and its role in Pakistan in particular. Dr. Ayaz also stressed that this conference was need of the hour and it was the time for academia and practitioners to sit together and work jointly to overcome the challenges of the era.

Dr. Ayaz also shared that purpose of the conference was to encourage informal discussion and debate and termed it an opportunity to develop a network to share knowledge and experiences with others.