PTCL celebrates International Women’s Day

March 16, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) celebrated the International Women’s Day to acknowledge its female employees and highlight their role in company’s success.

This year’s theme, ‘Make It Happen’, challenges the stereotypes and reflects the changing perceptions about what women can do and how they are achieving success in all areas of life. Maj General (Retd) Shahida Badsha and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Helena Iqbal Saeed were invited to speak on the occasion and inspire female team members of PTCL by sharing their life experiences.

Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), PTCL said: “PTCL is an equal opportunity employer and the company greatly values its female employees and strives to provide them opportunities to excel further. This highly conducive work environment makes PTCL one of the most preferred places to work for the talented female professionals”.

The speakers highlighted that despite progress we are still a long way from understanding women’s real potential worldwide. Women have to struggle hard to achieve their goals and shine in all spheres of life. They added there is no single country in the world where women have achieved full equality and rights and Pakistan is no exception.

The speakers concluded by emphasizing that this occasion should be taken as an opportunity to take stock of progress made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, as women have a vital contribution in thriving and sustainable societies. As a society, we must ensure that they participate fully, enjoy equal rights and opportunities in all domains.

The event highlighted the positive role played by women in the development of the society and acknowledged the PTCL female employees who contributed to the growth of the company immensely. Syed Mazhar Hussain presented souvenirs to distinguished guests at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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