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Symposium on ‘Women in Career’at Arid Agriculture University
Rawalpindi:A symposium on ‘Women in Career Development’ was organised by Human Resource Development Network (HRDN) in collaboration with PMAS Arid Agriculture University under the USAID Pakistan JOBS project ‘Women Empowerment through Employment (WEE)’, says a press release.

The participants included WEE graduates, women students and their parents, university teachers and various employers. The objective of the symposium was to bridge the gap between academia and employers.

Dr Sarwat Naz Mirza, senior dean, Arid Agriculture University, attended the event on behalf of Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Mahmood and highlighted that WEE project is providing the platform and environment for educating women.

He said the capacity building is a technical issue that should be dealt with proper guidance. Career counselling and personal development are important for every student and career counselling centres are must in all public and private universities, he said, appreciating the WEE initiative.

Ms Fauzia Malik, executive director of HRDN, introduced HRDN, particularly its various activities and projects, to the participants. She highlighted the need-based development of WEE project and also the response received.

Mark Nolan, chief of party, Care International, said the project is working on the soft aspect of career building to provide young graduate women a career start with the learning opportunity.

Senior Joint Secretary Youth Affairs Ms Suhaila Mushtaq emphasised the importance of career counselling for both women and men. She shared the successful outcomes of National Internship Programme and encouraged women to apply for the internship programme as well.The news