Islamabad, March 6, 2017 – PPAF organized Amtul Raqeeb Award ceremony to mark International
Women’s Day 2017. The award was conferred upon seven outstanding women (four from PPR areas) to
acknowledge their contribution towards socio-economic development of their area. H.E. Stefano
Pontecorvo, the Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan and the Chief Guest at the occasion said,
“I am glad that the money is going to people and initiatives that actually make a
noticeable profound difference. And for this I am very grateful to PPAF. I am overwhelmed by the
examples that these women are setting".