Addressing a Hijab conference organised by the Women and Family Commission (WFC) of Jamaat-e-Islami in connection with the International Hijab Day here on Saturday, Nusrat said that Islam ensures protection and respect of women. Respecting women
is a matter of dignity for men, she added.
She said that women could express their abilities by
keeping themselves within the limits of Islam. They should
wear Hijab to tell the world that it protects them and does
not become a hurdle in their progress, she added.
She said that modesty is an ornament for women while
Hijab is the guardian of this ornament. So the women should
not hesitate from wearing a veil, she added.
She paid tribute to the organisers of the conference, saying
that organising such conferences was appreciatable.
Later, the First Lady gave away Hijab awards to Marwa
al Sherbini (an Egyptian woman who was martyred in Germany for
wearing Hijab), Marwa Qawachi (former Turkish parliamentarian),
Yvonne Ridley ( a British new Muslim journalist), Marryam
Jamila ( a Muslim scholar) and Afia Siddiqui. The awards were
received by little girls.
She also distributed honorary Hijab shields among several
prominent personalities, including Musarrat Misbah
(a beautician), Khanum Tayyaba Bukhari (scholar), Sarah
Chaudhary ( a former actress), Arooj Nasir ( a TV presenter),
Dr Kausar Firdous ( former army captain) and Shehnaz Leghari
( a pilot).
WFC President Samiha Raheel Qazi presented honorary
shields to the First Lady, Governor’s wife Mussarat Latif Khosa
and Ghazala Saad Rafique ( wife of PML-N leader Kh Saad Rafique).