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Pakistani women contributed immensely for glory, honour of nation: COAS

Pakistani women contributed immensely for glory, honour of nation: COAS
March 8, 2021

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that Pakistani women contributed immensely for glory and honour of the nation.

“Pakistani women deserved "immense respect and gratitude" for the work they have been doing in the country," said Gen Bajwa in his message on the occasion of the International Women's Day.

The message was shared by ISPR Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar on his Twitter account. The army chief acknowledged that women have been at the forefront in the fight against coronavirus.

"Women in uniform have proved their mettle by contributing copiously in diverse fields serving the nation and humanity," COAS Bajwa maintained. He added that women deserve "immense respect and gratitude”.

International Women's Day

 Like elsewhere in the world, International Women's Day is being observed in Pakistan as well to acknowledge women's outstanding contributions in various fields.

This year's theme for the day is; "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world."

This day celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

To mark the day, different seminars, conferences and events have been organized in the country to highlight the significance of the role of women in the society.

In his message pertaining to Women's Day, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi says during the testing times of the COVID-19 pandemic, women in Pakistan demonstrated remarkable resilience and leadership, effectively contributing to our nation's response and recovery.

FM Qureshi said women stood at the front lines, as health care workers, primary caregivers, innovators, human rights defenders and community organizers. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan's landmark Ehsaas emergency cash program to counter the negative socio-economic impacts of the pandemic is being ably led by a woman.

"We cannot forget the plight of women in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and over the last seven decades, they have endured the worst forms of human rights abuse and oppression at the hands of Indian occupation forces including sexual violence, rape and molestation," he maintained.

Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi has said in today's modern world, suffering of women in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues unabated.

In a tweet, he said Indian forces are using rape as tool of genocide in Kashmir to break resolve of Kashmiris for freedom from Indian Illegal occupation as women teach their kids to fight oppression.