President calls for undoing obstacles to encourage women opt diplomatic career

President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need to tackle the obstacles for encouraging the women to choose diplomacy as a career and provide them a conducive working environment.

He expressed these views in his message on the occasion of the first “International Day of Women in Diplomacy”, which was observed on Friday.

The President said it is essential to create enabling conditions for women to help them alleviate to higher decision-making positions.

Dr Arif Alvi said he is happy to note that Pakistani women diplomats have been serving in various capacities from foreign ministers to foreign secretaries and at many ambassadorial positions in embassies abroad.

The aim of declaring June 24 as the International Day of Women in Diplomacy, is to celebrate the achievements of women in diplomacy and recognize their outstanding services.

The Day is also meant for making a pledge to promote full and equal participation of women at all levels of diplomacy.

Source: Radio Pakistan