We at Neemopani are dedicating this week to the bright, and amazing women of Pakistan. Women make up half of the population and as such, they deserve the credit, where credit is due. 8th March marks the international day for women – a day dedicated just to appreciate and thank the women all over the world who work tirelessly every day. But with that, we want to highlight the women of Pakistan who have made the entire nation proud on the international front, and in that spirit, we name Dr. Fehmida Mirza as our woman of the day!
Dr. Fehmida Mirza also spelled as Fahmida Mirza was the 18th speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and is regarded as one of the most important political figures of Pakistan, mainly for the fact that she is the first woman to hold the office to date.
She hails from the region of Sindh and is married to Zulfiqar Mirza. Her family has always had close ties with the Pakistan People’s Party and has been actively involved in politics. However, she left the said party when she realized that PPP was no longer working for the people of Badin – a place that holds a sentimental value for Dr. Fehmida Mirza.
To be a woman and hold such a strong position in politics is something that has to be recognized. Because politics is a dirty game, and many claim that women do not have the stomach for it. However, none of this is true and we have examples to prove it. Dr. Fehmida Mirza is one of them. We also have Syma Nadeem, Zartaj Gul, and many other women in the field of politics who are actively working and speaking for the rights of women and everyone in Pakistan.
When a woman joins politics, it is for one purpose and one purpose alone. They want to play a part in the betterment of the country and put forth a woman’s perspective to see what can be done about the social and economic issues surrounding a country.
The contributions of Dr. Fehmida Mirza to Pakistan and women are commendable. The idea that a woman is out there working tirelessly and appears as a voice to so many women living in a country is no less than a comforting thought. We thank Dr. Fehmida Mirza for all her contributions to Pakistan. She is no doubt a woman of strength, and so many young girls from all over Pakistan derive inspiration from her.