Dr. Arfa Brings Nearly 55 Years of Experience in Education to Iqra University

Iqra University welcomes Prof. Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra as Professor Emerita. Dr. Arfa is a distinguished educationist who has been contributing to the field of education, arts and literature, and human development for more than half a century.

Dr. Arfa has a Doctorate in History from University of Hawaii, U.S.A. after being selected for the prestigious East West Center Fellowship Award. Her specialization is in Intellectual History and South Asian Literature.

“Her exemplary efforts to create a society that values and practices human rights, gender equality, and freedom of thought are laudable,” said Dr. Wasim Qazi, Vice Chancellor, Iqra University.

Dr. Arfa stated,

“I am honoured to be associated with Iqra University and I am sure that it will be a unique experience for me. I look forward to this academic interaction enriching my professional interests.”

Dr Arfa as complementing her brilliant academic career started her teaching in Lahore College for Women, Lahore where she rose to the position of Principal. Later she served as Principal, Government College for Women Gulberg, Lahore. She is on the visiting faculty of National College of Arts (NCA), National Institute of Management and National School of Public Policy, Government of Pakistan. She has been the visiting faculty member of Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has also served as member Punjab Public Service Commission and Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan. She has been Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women, Government of Pakistan.

Dr. Arfa has served on the Board of Governors, Punjab University, Government College Lahore, Punjab Arts Council and Punjab Red Crescent. She is the member of Board of Governors Quaid-e-Azam Library and Punjab Public Library, Lahore. She serves as a Director to the Board of Directors Punjab Rural Support Program.

Dr. Arfa has a passion for Urdu Literature and Intellectual History; she continues her writings and deliberations on literary criticism, cultural analysis and historical review. She is a speaker of note and a social nationalist and has been invited to very prestigious institutions nationally and internationally including United Nations and the Brookings Institutions, U.S.A.

She was honored to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from East West Center, Hawaii, USA. She is a recipient of Fatima Jinnah Award and International Sophist Award. Presently, she has the honor of holding UNESCO Chair, as well as being a Fellow in National College of Arts. Lahore. She received an International Award in Emirates for her contribution towards national literature, language and culture of Pakistan.

Dr. Arfa is an asset to the nation, and her presence at Iqra University will be a significant step in advancing education, knowledge, and skills in the proper path for the greater good of the community at large.