First lady attends women day function at Serena Hotel  


ISLAMABAD, MAR 08 (DNA) – Serena Hotels hosted a breakfast morning to celebrate International Women’s Day and tohonour the women from all walks of life.Huge numbers of women from the twin cities showed up, comprising of diplomatic community, international agencies, Serena associates, Serena Business Complex partners, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and friends of Serena.The hosts greeted the guests under a clear blue sky as ladies enjoyed various quiz and pop up games, winning prizes from Serena.

Musicians played soulful melodies while a beautiful cake was cut towards the end of the ceremony, re-iterating the celebration of Women’s Day.

The Chief Guest for the occasion was the First Lady, Madam Samina Arif Alvi, while Miss Kashmala Tariq, The Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplaces also graced the occasion.

The objective of the International Women’s Day is to celebrate the struggle for women’s rights in the economic, social, political, and cultural domain, to reaffirm women’s solidarity in the struggle for peace and to show what women have achieved.

The theme for IWD 2019wasBalance For Better, and acknowledged the growing global movement of advocacy, inclusion and support surrounding gender parity, and encouraged people to continue the vocal fight for balance.

The First Lady said at the occasion, “Women are very powerful and need to be given an environment where they can rise together and explore their skills. We must salute the women in our lives, because each one of us is playing a very important part for society at a whole”.

Ms. Kashmala Tariqwas also very enthusiastic regarding women’s rights and said, “Women are no less than men, and is our right to be provided equal opportunities to come forward and do our part. We need a conducive environment to progress and rise. Let’s not be silent anymore and stand up for our rights”.