Proud Daughter of Gilgit-Baltistan, Saeeda Mir, Won International Book Writting Competition Held in USA
July 12, 2011 14 Comments
ISLAMABAD, July 11 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday stressed the need for a conducive environment to better utilize the potential of country’s talented youth.The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Saeeda Mir,a student from Gilgit-Baltistan who won first position in the international book-writing competition held in the United States among 1,900 competitors from around the world.The Prime Minister awarded a cash prize of Rs 500,000 to Saeeda Mir on her outstanding performance.Gilani said he had full confidence in the capabilities of the country’s youth who had made their mark in all walks of life, both at national and international levels.
The Prime Minister said Saeeda Mir had made people of the country proud.She was an example of a beacon of light for the rest of youth especially girls.He said the government was committed to empowerment of women and had introduced various reforms at political, administrative, legislative and economic levels to enable them to play their role in the national development.
He also mentioned the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment & Self-Government Ordinance in accordance with the long-standing demands of the people of region.