The women in Pakistan have started receiving acknowledgement of their long, tedious and consistent struggle for equal rights as enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan. 8th March; The International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women in all walks of life and is marked with the acknowledgement and recognition of the equally productive socio-economic, political and cultural contribution of women across the globe. Although the scale of this acceptance varies among different countries, yet women are winning the ground with their unfettered commitment and dedication for equality.
This day also reminds us that gender equality remains a significant challenge; one that is hindering potential competitiveness, growth and prosperity. The women in Pakistan are winning pride in all spheres of life. The unsung women heroes such as Dr. Nergis Mavalvala who brought fame to the homeland through her relentless contribution in the discovery of Gravitational Waves; and Ms Shermeen Chinnoi, who earned recognition for her work in raising awareness about social issues through her internationally acclaimed documentaries.
Women play an integral role in bringing peace, humanity and opulence in any society; and development goals cannot be achieved by ignoring the significant contribution made by women. In this era of globalization, the women are accompanying men in laying sustainable foundations for any nation to excel and succeed in the international arena. Ms Khan commended the contribution of women heroes of Pakistan and urged the Young women of Pakistan to stay determined and play a positive role in the long term positive transformation of our society.
We applauds the positive initiative taken by the government of Punjab in the form of Women Protection Bill, which symbolizes the acknowledgment of equal rights of women. It also urges the government of Pakistan to ensure effective implementation of the existing laws concerning women rights in order to garner a congenial and enabling society which knows how to respect and protect their women.