In my continued research on Pakistan, the women of the FATA, and particularly the Swat Valley, good news is rare. So rare in fact, when I do come across it - I end up having one of those “thank gosh” moments.
When you spend a significant amount of time commiserating with the struggle of any particular group, the need to share the equitable moments grows.
This may seem a small step to us, in Pakistan, for women, this is a giant leap.
Dr Shazia Qureshi has been appointed principal of the Punjab University Law College (PULC) following her promotion as associate professor. Dr Shazia is the first woman principal of the college in its 146-year history.
Dr Shazia did her LLM from the Cambridge University and obtained a PhD from the Lancaster University.
She is also an extraordinary person:
In her progress report, Dr Shazia’s advisor Prof Sigrun Skogly wrote that she had actually completed her PhD thesis in less than three years, which was “highly unusual”.
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Dr. Shazia Naureen Qureshi
Incharge, Associate Professor
LL.B. from University Law College, Lahore with distinction. Obtained Gold Medal in the subject of Mercantile Law in LL.B. Won highly competitive British Commonwealth Scholarship for the prestigious Cambridge University (UK) to earn the LL.M degree. Did specialization in International Law in LL.M. Joined University Law College as Lecturer and became Assistant Professor in 1995. Ms. Qureshi’s special area of interest is International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and International Disputes Settlement.