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Faisalabad University’s men to give women scarves instead of flowers on February 14

Varsity decides to observe Sisters Day instead of Valentines Day

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 12, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Jan 12, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The Faisalabad Agriculture University will not be allowing its students to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The students have been told to observe Sister day on February 14 instead, SAMAA TV reported Saturday.

Faisalabad Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal said the male students will give burqas and scarves to the female students.

The VC proudly took credit for the idea and requested "wealthy" people to donate money to buy the gowns and scarves.

Dr Iqbal said that the students of his university liked his idea, adding that as a teacher it was his responsibility to revive the Islamic culture.
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  1. Muhammad Abbas Hanif SESE (PET)  January 12, 2019 11:26 pm/ Reply

    Aslaam O Alikum
    Nice idea,
    It’s very Good effort.
    I apreciate the V.C and All the Students for this.

  2. Muhammad Tufail Shad  January 13, 2019 5:18 am/ Reply

    I think it is good suggestion to replace vallentine into
    Brotherhood day.
    which will show our muslim culture.

  3. Sumiyya  January 13, 2019 7:09 am/ Reply

    Appreciating step

  4. Kamran  January 13, 2019 7:26 am/ Reply

    we should addopt this idea in our whole life not only one day

  5. Ch. Haroon Advocate  January 13, 2019 11:32 am/ Reply

    Good Step.

  6. NAB-UK  January 13, 2019 12:33 pm/ Reply

    Alhumdililah great news from very loved Muslim country Pakistan.

  7. M.Ehtisham Azam  January 13, 2019 2:11 pm/ Reply

    Benign thinking and pious inspirating action.

  8. Abdul Aziz  January 13, 2019 2:47 pm/ Reply

    Nice step

  9. Anila abbas khan  January 13, 2019 7:25 pm/ Reply

    It’s so nice step I ithnk we have to stop foreign traditions

  10. Sultan Rahi  January 13, 2019 11:26 pm/ Reply

    Who is he to force his idea of Islam on others. What if the girl doesn’t wanna wear a burqa. This is harrassment and this professor should be told to do what he’s paid for! saying no to Vday is one thing but ridiculing Islam like this is another.

  11. Anonymous  January 14, 2019 12:41 am/ Reply

    Reading the news and reading the comments, one wonders
    – first on the audacity of men to try to tell women what to do – (How come there are no eye bands for men so that they can stop leering at women)
    – secondly on the strangeness of the culture that does want procreation at some stage but does not allow for any healthy romantic relationships between the opposite genders at any stage.

  12. Farhan  January 14, 2019 1:24 am/ Reply

    Vice chancellor need special treatment..chittar indeed..
    What he is doing for research, better teaching standards etc?
    All they need cheap advertisement by doing thesetactics.

  13. Tahir Saeed  January 14, 2019 5:58 am/ Reply

    No need to give scarves or burqas to female students. We need to educate our male students to respect the female students and let them focus on their main goal which is education and if Vice Chancellor want to do something for female students then, please provide best environment and resources to female students. To wear a scarf or burqa has nothing to do with the university administration and their only job is to provide good well-trained teachers, best information technology facilities, the best research and development environment and resources, and peaceful learning environment.

  14. Parina  January 14, 2019 7:27 am/ Reply

    What an idiotic waste of the VC,s time – is he paid for organising presents and begging for money or teaching??

  15. Narayan  January 14, 2019 8:11 am/ Reply

    And what should the given by female students to male students?

  16. Alexandra  January 14, 2019 3:47 pm/ Reply

    I don’t think …..

  17. Anonymous  January 14, 2019 5:17 pm/ Reply


  18. Tariq  January 14, 2019 8:23 pm/ Reply

    I don’t think VC is right in doing this. No one can force niqab or burqa on anyone.

  19. Atif Sarfraz  January 15, 2019 8:37 am/ Reply

    A boyfriend could give scarf to his girlfriend. He’s not saying doing have girlfriends. All he is saying is do it behind the burqa and scarf…. That’s it.
    What an idiot, really.

  20. Z. Sharfi.  January 16, 2019 8:12 pm/ Reply

    The V. C. seems to be a man on the surface only. These issues do not fall in his or the administration’s domain.
    A girl or a boy having attained the age of 18 is subject to laws of Pakistan and needs no moralising from the V. C.
    The teachers and students may have a debate on all issues but the decision/freedom to choose lies with the adult.
    The V. C. needs to concentrate on education and research.

  21. umar  February 2, 2019 8:19 am/ Reply

    thats great 🙂

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