Editor’s Note

March 8th is celebrated every year as International Women’s Day (IWD), and March 23rd is also celebrated as Pakistan Day annually in Pakistan in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution passed on March 23, 1940. Considering the importance of these days, we turn the spotlight on ‘Role of women in Pakistan’s development’ and ‘Significance of Pakistan Day (Yaum-e-Pakistan)’ in the March 2022 Issue of the Melange International Magazine.

In 2015, world leaders adopted “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment as integral to each of the 17 goals. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all SDGs will countries be able to make a real headway on the Goals of justice and inclusion, economic prosperity, and sustainable shared environment for the present and for future generations.

To highlight the role of women in national development, the Editor-in-Chief of Melange, Ms. Amna Munawar Awan penned the Big Story of the March Issue, titled “The Role of Women in Pakistan’s Development”. Ms. Awan sheds light on women’s role in the stability, development, and long-term progress of a nation.  Women have always played a vital role in nation-building. There is no denying that without their participation, a nation cannot reach its zenith and become a significant power or even survive as an independent unit. She further highlights the outstanding role of women in the Pakistan Movement, such as Fatima Jinnah, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, Abadi Begum, among others, who made the most valuable contribution to the creation of a separate homeland for Muslim-majority regions in the erstwhile subcontinent.

The 82nd anniversary of the Lahore Resolution, brings countless reasons to celebrate strong, resilient and invincible nation. Pakistan Resolution Day is celebrated every year with much gratitude and pride to commemorate the struggle and sacrifices of Muslims who dedicated their lives to create the separate homeland.  Socio-culture and religious cleavages between the Muslims and the Hindus of subcontinent got prominence under the Indian-National Congress-led government. The Pakistan movement started letter and spirit on March 23, 1940, leading up to the 14th of August 1947 when Pakistan finally came into being as an independent country. To commemorate the Pakistan Day the article presents a reflection of history, theoretical context of Two-Nations Theory and significance of Pakistan Resolution Day in the lives of Pakistanis.

The Melange International Magazine strives to publish extensive analyses with profound impact through a diverse readership. The Magazine’s content presents a diversity of opinion and analysis, featuring stories about Pakistan’s Resolution Day, Conflict in Ukraine and its implications for global security, and an international perspective of Pakistan-Russia relations along with contemporary political, economic, and socio-cultural issues. The March 2022 Issue also includes sections discussing technology, health, sports, and world leadership. The editors of Melange Magazine hope that the latest Issue would serve as a unique mainstay of substantial knowledge on global, regional politics and economy with an objective to bring positive change in society through dispassionate analyses.

We hope that you will have a pleasant reading experience!

Asma Khalid


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Author is Editor of the Melange International Magazine and Research Associate at Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR). Her research interests include South Asian Security and Strategic issues. Her analysis of these issues has featured in national and international publication platforms.