ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The International Women’s Day is being celebrated across the world including Pakistan on Wednesday to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The theme of the International Women’s Day 2023 is DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.
In his statement, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif “Today we acknowledge, applaud & pay tribute to our women for their heroic struggle & incredible contribution to society. The odds could not have been heavier but their resolve to navigate through them is what gives us hope in the future.”
“As we celebrate IWD today, it is enterprising young girls such as Ayisha Siddiqa, human rights & climate defender & poet, who are blazing the trail for us by using their talent to make the world a better place. These girls represent hope & a promise of bright future.”
Meanwhile, President Dr. Arif Alvi emphasized the need to empower women for development of society.
The president said that Pakistan needs to increase women’s access to technology and digital literacy programs, especially in far-flung areas.
President Arif Alvi said that besides providing them access to internet services, laptops and other digital technologies, we should encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Dr. Arif Alvi said that it is essential to provide resources and support to women entrepreneurs and business owners to make them financially independent
Message from President Dr. Arif Alvi on the occasion of International Women’s Day.#InternationalWomensDay2023 pic.twitter.com/NLB6BnEVRe
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) March 8, 2023