Sneak Preview of Day 2 at Pakistan Women Festival 2017

The second day of the three-day PWF, a festival focusing on the women of Pakistan, kicked off here today at the Global Marquees. The day started with a woman empowerment seminar, culminating 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 featuring Ali Zafar, Mai Dai, Natasha Baig and Ahmed Jehanzeb.

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 2 opened with a women empowerment seminar organised by STARLINKS PR and hosted by Shanaz Ramzi, featuring the first female architect of Pakistan, Yasmeen Lari, who gave an inspiring speech on ‘Creating sustainable economic independence for women in Pakistan’. This was followed by a panel discussion on the same topic. The panellists included renowned names such as Salwa Habib, Roshahneh Zafar and Gul Afreedi and the moderation was done by Ms Shaiyanne Malik. The seminar ended with an award ceremony in which five inspiring women were recognised for their efforts in promoting UN SDG goals.

The award winners were:

Simi Kamal of Raasta for Clean Water and Sanitation.
FizaFarhanfor Affordable an Clean Energy
Roshaneh Zafar of KashfFundation forDecent Work and Economic Growth
Mrs Roshan Ali BhimjeeforIndustry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Yasmeen Lari for Sustainable Cities and Communities

A Special Award was presented to Khursheed Begum Khan for empowering the youth of Pakistan for the last 5 decades.

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 ‘Humanistic Therapy versus Psychiatric Treatment’. Renowned panellists such as Dr AsmaSartaj, Dr UzmaNaeem, Dr Ayesha Mian and Dr Mehmood Amin-ur-Rehman gave a comprehensive insight on the subject. The discussion was moderated by Dr Atif Mansoor. The second session on ‘Allopathic Medicine versus Alternative Treatments’ included renowned  panellists such as Dr Asma, Dr Shumaila Ashraf, Dr Shahnawaz and Dr MasoomaZehra. The moderator of the panel discussion was Dr Sumera Harris.

Concurrent to the seminars, people had the opportunity to enjoy a hall full of beautiful masterpieces 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.

One of the highlights of the day and the talk of the town was the fashion show hosted by the PWF and choreographed by Vinny. With a bustling Red Carpet and top of the line designers, the fashion show started with glitz and glamour. Designers that showcased were FahadHussayn, Ahmed Bilal, FunkAsia, Lajwanti by Ana Ali, Adnan Pardesy, NidaAzwer, SobiaNazir and Mehdi.

The day ended with the most awaited part of the festival, the PWF concert.Mai Dhai, Natasha Baig, Ali Zafar and Ahmed Jahanzaib gave mesmerizing performances before a packed audience.

All in all, the second day of Pakistan Women Festival was a massive success, building anticipation for the the grand finale when Stereo Nation is expected to perform

The PR of the event was handled by STARLINKS PR and Events, while event management of PWF was done by High Events.

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