Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan suggesting that International Hijab Day should be celebrated on March 8, in an effort to express solidarity with Muslim women across the globe. He also said that anti-Islamic slogans should not be raised on International Women’s Day, under the name of Aurat March.
The minister said Pakistan was a Muslim country and a majority of society wished to live their lives according to the teachings of Islam. He added that Islam was a complete code of life for which there was no other alternate.
Qadri said that observing International Hijab Day would help draw the attention of the global community, including the United Nations, towards the treatment of Muslim women and students in neighbouring India and Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).