International Women’s Day celebrates around the globe on March 8, a day women celebrate and raise awareness for their rights around the world. Many of Pakistan’s public figures, politicians and celebrities shared special messages on the occasion.
Celebrities like Shehzad Roy, Atiqa Odho and Shaniera Akram to wish everyone a happy Women’s Day on Instagram.
Roy wished the “students, teachers and management team of Zindagi Trust and everyone else” on the occasion and celebrated the achievement of school going girls in various sports. “There is no field that girls can’t excel in when given the opportunity,” he said. “They can leave all us men behind.”
Odho shared her views Instagram, “May we always embrace our strengths and empower each other”.
Akram wished everyone on March 8, saying the day is “not about putting down men but about respecting and uplifting each other”. “It is a day to celebrate so loud that those who don’t think they are enough will hear our roar!” she said.
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to post a special message as well. “To every woman out there. You are the epitome of strength and courage. You define the very fabric of the society. You make the world beautiful. It is said that being a woman itself is a superpower. Make the most of it. You go girls,” she posted.
To every woman out there. You are the epitome of strength and courage. You define the very fabric of the society. You make the world beautiful.
It is said that being a woman itself is a superpower. Make the most of it. You go girls 🙌#HappyWomensDay
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) March 8, 2022
Every year on March 8, men and women take part in Aurat Marches across the country to demand institutional and social change to uplift women in Pakistan. PPP Senator Sherry Rehman took to Twitter and urged everyone to keep fighting the good fight.
Never lose hope, never stop fighting! Don’t stop marching for rights.#Internationalwomensday Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/cGeDbdb6V8
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) March 8, 2022
Cricketers Shahid Afridi also posted on social media.
“You are the nourishing power of the universe,” Afridi wrote. “You make it come alive, more colourful and inspirational. Being a father of 5 wonderful girls, I can proudly say women have the strength to move the world. Let’s celebrate them everyday and support them to break the bias.”