Pakistan Women Festival 2017 launches with a bang

A three-day festival focusing on the women of Pakistan, organised by High Events,launched here today at the Global Marquee, Karachi. The festival kicked off with a woman empowerment seminar which culminated in Pakistan Women Festival Awards, and was followed by a health seminar. Concurrently, an art exhibition took place all day. The evening ended with a scintillating concert.

The objective of Pakistan Women Festival 2017 is to honour women, recognize their contributions to society and discuss their issues, whether empowerment-related or health.

Day 1 opened with a women empowerment seminar organised by STARLINKS Pr and hosted by Shanaz Ramzi, featuring the powerhouse of HUM network, Sultana Siddiqui, who gave an inspiring speech on Breaking the ceiling on women empowerment in Pakistan.This was followed by a panel discussion on the same topic. The panellists included renowned names such as RabyaJaveri, MehtabRashdi, Justice Majida Rizvi and FizaAli Meerza and the moderation was done by Uzma Al Karim. The seminar ended with an award ceremony in which six inspiring women were recognised for their efforts in promoting UN SDG goals.

The award winners were:

Shahnaz Kapadia of MeraMaan for No Poverty
Farzana Ahmed for The Food Project Trust in the category of Zero Hunger
MantahaMaqsood for Good Health and Well-being,
Sultana Siddiqui for Gender Equality
Majida Rizvi for Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Sabina Khatri of Kiran School for Quality education


After a short break, Women Health Seminar, also organised by STARLINKS PR took off. The three-day health seminar would be addressing the various health care issues and opportunities in Pakistan. The seminar was divided into two panel discussions. Session one was on ‘Skin Problems and Invasive Treatments’. Renowned panellists such as NaqibaMunshi, DrSeema Hirji and DrUzmaTiwana gave a comprehensive insight on the subject. The discussion was moderated by AzeemahNakhoda.

The second session on ‘Improving Quality of Life through Workout’, focused on physical fitness and debated on whether workout alone could guarantee good health. The panel which included both trainers and nutritionists comprised MrNaseerMunir, DrTayyaba Khan, DrSarwat Imran and Dosti Zahra Jafri, whereas the moderation was done by MrAtif Ahmed.

Concurrent to the seminars, people had †he opportunity to enjoy a hall full of beautiful masterpiece and art works by variety of artists who showcased their talents at the art gallery. Jabbar Gul, Zohra Hussain, MeharAfroze, Margery Hussain, Shahnaz Ismail and students of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and Arts Council took part in the exhibition.

The day ended with the most awaited part of the festival, the PWF concert.Sajjad Ali, AsimAzhar and SanamMarvi gave mesmerizing performances before a packed audience.

All in all, the first day of Pakistan Women Festival was a massive success, building anticipation for the following two days

The PR of the event was handled by STARLINKS PR and Events.

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