Pakistani women playing role in development: Yasmin

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Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said here Saturday that no nation can prosper without meaningful contribution from it’s women population.

Speaking as chief guest at the Woman Empowerment and International Women’s Day organized by the Pakistan Medical Association, the Health Minister said that Pakistani Women are getting themselves recognized in every walk of life. Present in the event were President PMA Lahore Professor Ashraf Nizami, vice president Professor Khalid Mahmood Khan, General Secretary Professor Shahid Shaukat Malik, Lady Vice president Dr. Iram Shahzadi, lady joint secretary Dr. Bushra Haq and a large number of women. The PMA paid rich tribute to outstanding performing women. PMA president Ashraf Nizami welcomed the health minister.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said, “I am proud to be a woman. Our women are getting recognition in every field of life. Prime Minister Imran Khan has always supported me as a woman. I congratulate PMA for organizing this ceremony to honour women. As elder sister I took along my brothers and sisters. Without bringing women at par with men no nation can prosper. Islam has emphasized the rights of women. My parents never discriminated in male and female children. Parents must be grateful to Allah on birth of girls. Good upbringing of girls is primary responsibility of parents. Parents teach girls how to progress in life with dignity. Allah Almighty continued the family tree of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) from his daughter Hazrat Fatima tuz Zahra (RA) and the Holy Prophet used to stand up in honour of his daughter. In pre Islam era people used to bury their daughters. Our women are working hard in all fields. It felt great to upgrade nursing schools into nursing colleges. A good society will need educated mothers. A mother can do everything for her children. We have hired 500 male nurses for the first time in health department. I salute all great and courageous women.

President PMA said Dr. Yasmin Rashid has always supported the PMA. He said gender discrimination must end if Pakistan is to move forward. I’m Pakistan population 110.27 million are women.

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