PCWA welomes Sen­a­tor Hon. Salma A.Jan

The Miracle - - Front Page - By: Aye­sha Qureshi

Pak­istani Cana­dian Women’s So­ci­ety re­cently wel­comed spe­cial guest Hon­or­able Sen­a­tor Salma Ataullah­jan to a gath­er­ing that in­cluded an in­for­mal style in­ter­view seg­ment and a chance for at­ten­dees to en­gage with the Sen­a­tor fol­low­ing the dis­cus­sion. The dis­course in­cluded top­ics such as po­lit­i­cal re­forms, bridg­ing the dif­fer­ences be­tween Mus­lim and main­stream per­spec­tives, gen­der wage in­equal­ity is­sues, im­mi­gra­tion, chal­lenges fac­ing the com­mu­nity and the progress that has been made thus far. The high­light of the evening was the Q&A ses­sions giv­ing stu­dents, mem­bers of PCWS and in­vited guests from the com­mu­nity an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in di­a­logue with the Sen­a­tor. The get-to­gether was also the plat­form for the Sen­a­tor to rec­og­nize sig­nif­i­cant ef­forts and contributions made by mem­bers of the PCWS since its in­cep­tion by award­ing pins. As a to­ken of ap­pre­ci­a­tion, the Govern­ment of Canada com­mis­sions pins for par­lia­men­tar­i­ans to award to in­di­vid­u­als to rec­og­nize their achieve­ments. The pin is made with the orig­i­nal cop­per that cov­ered the roofs of he cen­ter block of Par­lia­ment Hill, a true Cana­dian sym­bol.

Re­cip­i­ents rec­og­nized were Rukhsana Shariq, Farzana Alam, Babra Rana and Al­mas Ali for truly em­body­ing Canada 150’s theme of pro­mot­ing a di­verse and in­clu­sive Canada.

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