Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque illuminated pink in solidarity with breast cancer patients
Pakistan’s iconic Faisal Mosque was illuminated pink on Sunday as part of breast cancer awareness.
The initiative has been taken by Pink Ribbon Campaign to draw attention to early detection of breast cancer and in the camaraderie of patients and survivors of breast cancer in Pakistan.
October is being observed as PINKtober to create awareness about breast cancer and to show solidarity with cancer patients and survivors.
During an awareness session in Islamabad, Chief Executive of Pink Ribbon Omer Aftab said that as many as 1.2 million women in Pakistan were at a high risk of having the breast cancer in their lifetime. Almost 40,000 women die each year for want medical facilities.
He said: “To cater to the need of medical services for breast cancer more hospitals should be constructed and the campaign needs more support to ensure that none of us will have to bear the horror of losing a mother, a sister, a wife or a daughter.”
Last year Pink Ribbon Campaign, in collaboration with Government of Pakistan, National History and Literary Heritage Division and administration of Mazar-i-Quaid, had illuminated one of the most sanctified places in the country including the Mazar-i-Quaid in solidarity with the 40,000 women who die each year due to breast cancer.