The inimitable Dr Manzoor
Butt, of the Maqbool Clinic, Rawalpindi, has found yet
another way of raising the economic and social status
of the women and girls of the local community.
His 'Hina artist' competition was launched
during 'marriage month' in Pakistan and was open to
non-professional artists only. The competition was a
truly international event with judges Emeritus Professor
John Beasley, of the American Family Practice Board
and Lesley Pocock, Publisher of the MEJFM in Australia.
winners were: Saadia Abid, 15, first, Aamna, 16, second,
and Aasia, 20 third.
We congratulate Dr Butt on his initiative
as well as Saadia, Amnia and Aasia.
The competition was announced in the first
week of July. More than 80- girls enrolled themselves,
despite enrolment being very early on a Sunday morning
in heavy rain. 51 girls took part in the competition.