Dr. Saeeda Malik Day
The Sindh Government must be congratulated for its unique creativity and astuteness. While the rest of the world wasted time, money and speeches on celebrating International Women’s day, the Sindh Government instead decided to celebrate Dr. Saeeda Malik day on 8th March 2007.
The day began with a 2 page Dr.Saeeda Malik supplement in all major newspapers of the province. This tax payer funded initiative displayed six large coloured photographs of the lady minister, including a message describing the glorious strides in liberty freedom and equality that women in the Sindh province have achieved in the past few years. Words like legal empowerment, socio-economic empowerment, political empowerment and capacity building were used with extravagance to describe their unique accomplishments. Oblivious of these high sounding words and achievements, Naseema Lebano, Kainat Soomro and Mukhtaran Mai stand in a silent vigil outside the Press Club. They only seek dignity and justice. They understand that the 2 page newspaper supplement, studded with ministerial portraits, may promote private marketing but not the cause of women.
8th March 2007