Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday lauded the contribution of women in different fields.
“Pakistani women contributed immensely for the glory and honour of the country,” Inter-Services Public Relations quoted COAS in a tweet on Monday marking International Women's Day.
"They [woman] are at the forefront against Covid," the military's media wing further quoted the army chief," Women in uniform have proved their mettle by contributing copiously in diverse fields serving the nation and humanity. They deserve our immense respect and gratitude."
“Pakistani women contributed immensely 4 glory & honour of our nation. They are also @ forefront against COVID. Women in uniform have proved their mettle by contributing copiously in diverse fields serving the nation & humanity. They deserve our immense respect & gratitude” COAS— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) March 8, 2021
International Women’s Day is being celebrated worldwide to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of women in different fields across the globe.
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The theme this year 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.
The day is being observed across Pakistan with different seminars, conferences and events in the country to highlight the significance of the role of women in society.
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