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March 9, 2019

PRCS programmes benefit 12,460,84 women


March 9, 2019

Islamabad : The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) holds in high esteem, all women who do not allow their disability to overpower them, and who unleash their hidden potential for the development of the country.

The Chairman of PRCS Dr. Saeed Elahi made these remarks at an event arranged in connection with International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Think equal, build smart and innovate for change,’ here at the National Headquarters on Friday. The event also featured distribution of wheelchairs among disabled women from DIA Foundation.

Dr. Saeed said, the PRCS Women’s Forum has addressed the specific needs of Pakistani women and girls in times of natural and manmade disasters. Secretary General Khalid Bin Majeed said, PRCS is sparing no efforts to open more avenues for these women to serve the society in different roles. He said, 12,460,84 women have thus far benefitted from different programmes of PRCS.

The Vice Chairman of PRCS Nagiub Ullah Malik reiterated the commitment of PRCS to women’s empowerment while treasurer PRCS Mumtaz Haider Rizvi talked about the remarkable contributions that women have made over the last two decades towards the economic progress of the country. Member Managing Body Mian Abdul Rauf and Dr. Tahira Shahid also spoke on the occasion.

The briefing was followed by a tableau by students of Mishal Public School; the tableau highlighted various issues facing women. Later, a panel discussion on challenges facing Pakistani women was held. The discussion was attended by human activists including Advocate Sarkar Abbas, Fajer Rabbia Pasha, Zeba and Dia Shiekh.

Prominent women, members of PRCS Women’s Forum, lawyers, doctors, healthcare professionals, teachers, members of Pakistan Girl Guides Association, civil society representatives, and volunteers attended the ceremony.

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