Faisal Mosque lit up pink in solidarity with breast cancer patients

Faisal Mosque, Pakistan

The famous Faisal Mosque in Pakistan has been illuminated in pink lights in solidarity with breast cancer patients as part of “PINKtober”.

The event was organised on Monday evening by “Pink Ribbon Pakistan” in collaboration with CDA, aiming to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Chief Executive Officer of Pink Ribbon, Omar Aftab, said that as many as 1.2 million women in Pakistan were at a high risk of having breast cancer in their lifetime.

Almost 40,000 women die each year due to a lack of medical facilities.

Mr Aftab said: “To cater to the need of medical services for breast cancer more hospitals should be constructed and the campaign needs more support to ensure that none of us will have to bear the horror of losing a mother, a sister, a wife or a daughter.”

He pointed out that the breast cancer awareness month is going on with numerous activities to spread awareness about the disease.

Mr Aftab added that through this awareness campaign arranged at Faisal Mosque, this message has been sent all over the world that Islam preaches about provision of women’s rights at equal levels.

He said: “In our society there are a lot of superstitions regarding this issue, by arranging this event we are giving a message to end these superstitions.”

Mr Aftab added that the elimination of this disease is only possible when it is talked about.

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