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PM pays tribute to Fatima Jinnah, pledges ‘secure environment’ for women

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan shared a fervent message on Twitter on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

While paying homage to the Mother of Nation Fatima Jinnah, sister of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the prime minister posted a picture of the Jinnah siblings and wrote, “We pay tribute to Fatima Jinnah who stood steadfastly beside the Quaid in his struggle for Pakistan.”

“We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring women a secure & enabling environment to play their rightful role in our nation’s development, he continued.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed globally including Pakistan on March 8 every year to honor achievements of women in various fields of life and renewed commitment to empower them.

This year’s theme of the Day is “Think equal, build smart, and innovate for change”.

Read more: Islam gives great importance to women’s rights: President Alvi

Various ceremonies are scheduled to be held countrywide to highlight the importance of the day and create awareness to overcome bias against women.

There is a public holiday today  in Russia, China, Vietnam and Bulgaria, where the women are considered as symbol of ‘struggle’.

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