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PTCL celebrated the International Women Day with full zeal and commitment throughout Pakistan, under the theme #PressforProgress. To celebrate this occasion, a series of events and activities were successfully organized in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad and Sukkur. In Islamabad, Dr. Daniel Ritz, CEO and President, PTCL and Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL attended a special event organized to celebrate this occasion. It was largely attended by women management and staff working in zonal offices and PTCL HQ from all departments.
On this occasion Dr. Daniel Ritz, CEO and President, PTCL, said, “I am privileged to celebrate International Women’s Day with our women colleagues today. We recognize their talent and positive contribution to PTCL as they are an integral part of our workforce. Our organizational culture is conducive to empower women in their careers and lives. Women are encouraged to take management roles based on their true potential, passion and performance. We all acknowledge and are the ambassadors for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice in accordance with the global theme of this year.”
PTCL Chief Human Resource Officer, Syed Mazhar Hussain, said, “Celebrating Woman’s Day is about reinforcing and showing solidarity with women and empowering them, I am privileged to share that PTCL recognizes their talent and positive contribution to the workplace. In our organization, we encourage and support women in their career growth and facilitate them in reaching their true potential. We believe that every day is a woman’s day.”
In Lahore, Central Zone of PTCL also organized Women Day event to honor and acknowledge contribution of its female employees to the organization. A distinguishing feature of this activity was the inclusion of other corporate sector female representatives who joined hands with PTCL to actively participate in the celebrations. Naeem Shahbazul Haq, Executive Vice President, Business Zone Central, PTCL, said, on the occasion, “At PTCL, we strongly believe that our female workers are playing a pivotal role in our organization’s success. We sincerely value their contribution and strive to provide them with ample opportunities to further excel and stand out. This highly conducive work environment makes PTCL as one of the most preferred places to work for the talented female professionals.”
In Karachi, Southern Zone of PTCL organized a ceremony under the same theme, where women shared their success stories belonging to different professions and fields. In addition, doctors shared valuable information and facts on women’s health and its importance for families and society at large.
Hyderabad and Sukkur also took the lead to celebrate this special occasion, encouraging women workforce at their offices and showing gratitude for their efforts. As an employer, PTCL provides best possible working environment for its female staff at various regional and zonal offices across the country. Every year this day is given a particular theme, this year it is, ‘Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives’. PTCL, being a forerunner in the country among equal opportunity employers, solemnly believes in gender equality, women rights and respect for women.
To name a few, the company provides its women employees the facility to work from home and also accommodates their office timings on a flexible basis for working mothers. Not only that, daycare facilities are also provided at various offices including PTCL HQ, a separate Girls Common Room and an exclusive Gymnasium & Sports Club. Women employees are also provided Pick and Drop facility and are also provided in-house medical services. PTCL sponsored Hajj Scheme has a separate quota for female employees and their Mehram for performing Hajj. All these efforts have resulted in PTCL winning “Women Empowerment Award 2017.