PESHAWAR: Federal Secretary for Information, Mr. Shabbir Awan on Thursday, March 08, said that Pakistani women were not second to none but they should be provided proper opportunities to explore their skills and talents.
“Engaging womenfolk in positive activities is the need of the hour to end negative attitudes from the society,” the secretary told the concluding ceremony of a T-20 cricket match played between the teams of Peshawar and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) here.
Federal Information Department and Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) had jointly organized the T-20 cricket match for the women teams of Peshawar and AJK to mark the International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to commemorate the movement for women’s rights.
Speaking as chief guest, Shabbir Awan said the T-20 cricket was organized with an aim to promote contact between the womenfolk of various regions and engage them in positive and healthy activities.
He said the women of Pakistan can do marvels and bring laurels for the country in any field of life if they were provided proper opportunities and trainings.
The official praised the AJK team for visiting Peshawar and playing a T-20 cricket match. He said it would send a positive message to the world that peace had been restored and games and other healthy activities were being organized here.
He hoped the Peshawar women cricket team would also visit AJK to play a cricket match there.
Earlier, the AJK team won the toss but invited Peshawar team to bat first.
The Peshawar team in the limited 20 overs scored 129 runs for the loss of six wickets. Kiran of the Peshawar team was the top scorer with 50 runs while Rahaida scored 16 runs.
Maryam of the AJK team took three wickets and successfully chased the Peshawar team. The AJK team scored 52 runs and won the match.Kiran took three wickets and was declared main of the match.Later, the chief guest gave away trophies and prizes to the teams.