Islamabad, 6 December 2022 (TDI): Embassy of the Czech Republic to Pakistan and the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore jointly hosted an event to pay homage to Czech and Pakistani women in Islamabad.

Czech Embassy and NCA collaborated to honor the courageous women of Pakistan and the Czech Republic through different activities at NCA, Islamabad.

At the event, NCA, Czech Embassy, and Czech Centres; a Non-profit organization working for promoting Czech culture and soft image jointly launched a book titled “THE CZECH AND PAKISTANI HEROINES.”

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NCA and Czech culture in collaboration presented the book. The exhibition and book launch pays tribute to 50+50 Pakistan and Czech women who in the book are introduced as Czech and Pakistani heroines.

The event praised women from both countries who shaped history, society, politics, culture, science, sports, etc.

Czech Ambassador to Pakistan, Tomas Smetanka before the launch presented a copy of the Czech and Pakistani Heroines to Foreign Secretary Jauhar Saleem in Foreign Office on 21 November 2022.

In “The Czech and Pakistani heroines” women from Pakistan include the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim, Tahira Qazi, Fatima Jinnah, Nazi Hassan, Noor Jahan, Fahmida Riaz, Asma Jahangir, Samina Baig, Reshma, Marium Mukhtiar and many more.

Czech Ambassador to Pakistan, Tomas Smetanka saw the portraits of women inducted in the book titled “The Czech and Pakistani Heroines” during the exhibition at NCA, Islamabad on 4 December 2022.

From the Czech side, Martina Navratilova, Alice Masarykova, Gabriela Preissov√°, Maria Jeritza, Bozena Laglerova, Sona Cervena, Milada Horakova, and others make it to the book.

Maria Theresa, the Habsburg dynasty monarch, and Benazir Bhutto, the two-time Prime Minister of Pakistan also portrayed among the Czech and Pakistani heroines.

Two women Nobel Peace Prize laureates; Malala Yousafzai and Bertha von Suttner from Pakistan and the Czech Republic respectively also made it to the book.

The exhibition includes the portrait, sketches, and drawings of 50+50 Czech and Pakistani women followed by the Hi-Tea and Musical Evening.

Czech Republic Embassy in Islamabad in a message thanked the students who painted, drew, engraved, etched, and sketched for the book and exhibition.