Embassy of Pakistan honors recipient of Foundation Chirac Prize

ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Embassy of Pakistan in Paris Friday hosted a reception to honor Ms. Gulalai Ismail, co founder of NGO “Aware Girls”, who was conferred with Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention by President Jacques Chirac Foundation.
This was in recognition of “Aware Girls” contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non violence in Pakistan through active involvement of women and youth.
The reception was attended by officials from the French foreign Office, UNESCO members of Pakistani community, Embassy’s officers and staff and media persons, according to a message received here from Paris.
Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque while congratulating Ms. Gulalai said that the conferment of the prestigious Chirac Prize was a matter of pride for the country and its youth.
He praised the organization for raising awareness about the rights of women and for spreading the message of peace and non violence.
Ms. Gulalai Ismail, co founder of the Aware Girls while addressing the gathering termed the conferment of prestigious Chirac Foundation Prize as an honor for Aware Girls and Pakistan and an apt recognition of their efforts to empower the women socially and economically specially in conflict zones.
Aware Girls was conferred with Chirac prize in an impressive ceremony held in Quai Branly Museum, Paris on Thursday which was also attended by the French President Francois Hollande.