Sharmeen's 'A Girl in the River' attracts large audience at UN

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NEW YORK, Mar 16 (APP): A screening of the Oscar-winning Pakistani  filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary ‘A Girl in the River’   was held at the UN to a packed-to-capacity hall. Organized by Pakistan’s Mission to the UN and co-sponsored by UN-Women  in conjunction with Equality Now, it was a side event during the 60th annual session of the of Commission on Status of Women (CSW). The film and panel discussion which followed, attracted an audience from around over the world. Members of the Pakistan delegation, currently in New York to represent  the country at CSW meetings, were also present. When Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr.Maleeha Lodhi introduced Raheela Durrani as the country’s first female Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly, there was spontaneous applause from the audience.