Islamabad: Today (Monday) International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the outstanding contributions of women in various fields around the world.
This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.
Besides celebrating women’s achievements, the day also aims to raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and raise funds for female-focused charities.
The United Nations first celebrated International Women’s Day during International Women’s Year in 1975. By 1977, the UN and its member states declared March 8 as an official day for women’s rights and world peace.
Various seminars, conferences and events held in Pakistan and the country are commemorating this day to emphasize the importance of women’s role in society.
In a message in connection with International Women’s Day, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistani women contributed immensely for glory and honor of our nation.
Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General of Interagency Public Relations (DG ISPR), shared information about the Army Chief of Staff on Twitter. COAS said that women are also at the forefront of the fight against covid-19.
General Bajwa said that women in uniforms have made great contributions to the country and humanity in various fields, thus proving their courage.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri have also expressed their resolve to address the challenges faced by women.
The speaker said protection of women’s rights is top priority of the incumbent government, because it is imperative for formation of a progressive society.
Deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri said Pakistan’s Constitution guarantees fundamental rights of women, including financial security, job, business, education and freedom of choice in their profession, participation in political and social activities.